Summer Camp 2020 Registration is Now Open!
Important Camp Update
At this time, we are still optimistic that camp will happen, and it will be amazing! However, we are aware that the original payment deadline of April 1 is no longer realistic. Because of this, we are moving the camp payment deadline to May 1, and all previously scheduled payments have been pushed to that date. If you have already paid for camp, you will have until May 1 to change weeks and receive a refund. Please know that if we have to cancel weeks of camp due to the COVID-19 crisis, you will be refunded for those weeks, regardless of when the cancellation is announced.
Come Work at Camp Ruach
There are very few jobs in the world where your focus is providing fun, but being a camp counselor is one! In addition to having fun all day, Camp Counselors also learn important occupational and life skills, such as leadership and group management, creative thinking, and open mindedness. Come join us, and help make this a truly wonderful summer!
The Camp Ruach formula is fun through friendship! Camp Ruach is an extraordinary community, created each summer at the Asheville JCC. Our highly trained counselors guide campers as they build lifelong friendships, develop their self-confidence and support each other’s growth.
Camp Ruach is a unique Jewish day camp experience open to first through eighth graders of all backgrounds, cultures, and religions. Each weekly session is an adventure — filled with fun & games, swimming, crafts, nature, music, and exploration, ending with the celebration of Shabbat. We are a true community, creating unity from diversity, making unforgettable memories.
Whether they are here for one or two weeks, or the whole summer, Camp Ruach campers come away having grown and changed, carrying a newfound sense of confidence and self-assurance. Here, everyone is celebrated! Feeling valued and supported, campers become strong, confident community members while gaining new abilities and having fulfilling experiences. Our energetic Camp Ruach staff work and play with our campers to ensure that they feel safe and nurtured as they have the time of their lives!
- 2020 Weekly Sessions
- Weekly Rates 2020
- Leader-in-Training Program
- Gesher for Middle Schoolers
- Camp Tikvah
- JCC Immunization Policy
Camp Ruach was voted Western North Carolina’s #1 Day Camp in the Mountain Xpress Best of Poll in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017!
Camp Ruach is tons of fun!
Throughout the summer, campers participate in swimming, field games, cooking, crafts, nature expeditions, gardening, music, team building, weekly Shabbat celebrations, field trips and many unique Camp Ruach traditions, including our exciting Maccabiah Games, Wacky Water Olympics, Ruach Scavenger Hunt, Seth Olson “You Can Make A Difference Day,” and our Ruach Relay!
The JCC campus includes a 25-meter pool for daily free swim and swimming lessons with certified instructors; a natural outdoor pavilion, park-like space for outdoor games, nature activities, and a learning garden; and rooms for cooking, crafts, and activities. We also take full advantage of the Asheville region’s natural amenities with weekly off-site field trips.
Contact Daniel Smedley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-0701 ext. 107 for more information.