JCC Lillian Schwartz Day Camp
The JCC Lillian Schwartz Day Camp has more than 75 years of experience providing children with a quality day camp program designed to enhance each child’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth while providing opportunities to take pride in their Jewish heritage. Our exceptional team of day camp professionals devotes itself to the happiness and safety of our campers. Our camp offers a wide range of activities which includes sports, arts, nature, Jewish and Israeli culture all taught by our highly qualified and caring staff.
The JCC Lillian Schwartsz Day Camp is located on 100 acres in the heart of the Staten island Greenbelt. The campsite possesses 2 magnificent lakes for boating, 3 Olympic sized swimming pools with locker rooms for changing, as well as multi-purpose athletic courts including a new baseball field, basketball courts, a ga-ga court, and an archery range.
The campgrounds also feature shaded picnic areas, playgrounds and an outdoor ampitheater that seats 300 campers.
Throughout the JCC Camp, Jewish life is linked to fun and joy. For that reason, we offer experiential, hands-on, interactive and spirited Jewish themed activities. Thus, children, experience Judaism through activities like singing songs, baking challah bread, playing games, competing in trivia contests, listening to stories and celebrating the coming of Shabbat on Fridays with spirited camp wide Friday celebrations.
A positive connection to the people and the land of Israel is fostered by employing shlichim, young Israeli counselors who share their knowledge and love for Israel with the children. Our camp calendar also includes an Israeli Day celebration and a musical concert performed by the Israel Caravan.
The Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), gimilut Chasidim (acts of kindness), and tzedakah (charitable giving) are promoted throughout the camp season and culminates in a community service event during which campers are given the opportunity to give back the community.
In short, we offer experiences that emphasize the joy and values of Judaism and that creates an environment where children through positive Jewish encounters feel connected to the Jewish people and the world around them and experience the warmth of a caring community.