The Camp Ruach formula is fun through friendship! Camp Ruach is an extraordinary community, created each summer at the Asheville JCC. Guided by our highly trained counselors, campers build lifelong friendships, develop their self-confidence and support each other’s growth as they learn to GO BEYOND anything they have done before!
Camp Ruach is a unique Jewish day camp experience open to ALL first through eighth graders. Each weekly session is an adventure — filled with swimming and sports, creativity and crafts, nature and gardening, dance and music — and ending with the celebration of Shabbat. We are a true community, creating unity from diversity, making unforgettable memories.
Whether they are here for one, two, or all nine weeks, 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 who know what it takes to GO BEYOND in order to discover many new abilities and fulfilling experiences. Our energetic Camp Ruach staff works and plays with our campers to ensure that they feel safe and nurtured as they GO BEYOND their past triumphs and have the time of their life!
To register your child for Bonim (rising 1st and 2nd graders) click here.
To register your child for Chaverim (rising 3rd-5th) click here.
To register your child for Gesher ( rising 6th – 8th graders) click here.
To register your child for Camp Tikvah for Children with Autsim click here.
To register your child for Camp Tikvah Gesher (middle school campers with autism) click here.
Download the registration and payment information forms to apply by mail or in person here.
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 Seth Kellam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-0701 ext. 107 for more information.
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