Summer at the J

2024 Camp Policies & General Information


Summer at the J camps comply with all regulations set forth by the Marblehead Board of Health (as directed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health). Both Camp Simchah and KinderCamp are licensed by the Marblehead Board of Health. All camps meet/exceed the health and safety guidelines set forth by the state of Massachusetts.


Camper safety is the number one priority to us at Summer at the J. Campers are under direct supervision of trained staff at all times with low ratios. A background check has been completed for each staff member through the state of Massachusetts. All lifeguards and swim instructors are certified through the American Red Cross. 

COVID-19 Precautions

Summer at the J camps comply with all regulations set for by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding protecting campers and staff from COVID-19. Our camp protocols and procedures will be updated as needed in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Scholarships are available. Availability is limited, so please apply early by emailing Linda Brittingham, Business Office Manager, at with the subject line: Scholarships.


Discounts apply to regular camp hours only. Discounts are given consecutively. Please contact Stephanie Greenfield, Camp Controller, at, for more information on final rates after discounts.

  • Sibling Discount: Register two or more children in the same family for 4 or more weeks and receive a 5% discount. Families with children enrolled in our Infant/Toddler program are also eligible for the 5% camp discount.  (Excludes transportation.)
  • Early Bird Discount: Pay in full by March 17, 2024, and receive $10 off per week.


Transportation may be available from Peabody at a rate of $60 per week, per child. Please indicate on your child's registration form if you are interested in transportation and we will contact you. Minimum bus enrollment must be met to run transportation service to/from camp on a given camp week. Notification of weekly cancellation due to low enrollment will be provided at least 2 weeks before a given camp week. Guardians will be notified of any changes to bus service ASAP via email and Remind 101.


A credit card is required, even if you choose to use an alternate payment method. Payment in full is due by June 1, 2024 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon. Registration is not complete until the entire fee is paid and all required forms have been processed. Any enrollment (including previously registered campers adding on days/weeks/hours) after June 1 must be paid in full at time of registration and accompanied by all required forms in order to be processed. Registrations after June 1 must be confirmed by Summer at the J staff before a child can attend. In order to attend Week 9, campers must attend at least 3 weeks during weeks 1-8. 


  • Change Fee: Changes made after June 1, 2024, will be subject to a $25 change fee.


No refunds will be made after June 1, 2024. There will be no refunds for absenteeism due to illness or vacation.

Food Policy - Updated Summer 2023

Please make sure that all camp lunches are nut-free. The JCCNS is a nut-aware facility. If your child has a specific dietary restriction, please contact your Camp Director.


Camp is a busy and fun place! Your camp leadership teams will use the JCCNS Constant Contact email system, direct email correspondence, and Remind 101 text/email service* for regular communications. We will also post regularly on our Summer at the J Facebook page, so be sure to LIKE the Summer at the J page before our summer fun begins!

*Parents/Guardians of registered campers and LITs will receive information about being added to our Remind 101 groups.

Everyone's Welcome

The JCCNS is a non-profit organization supported by active members and generous donors. Please support our community by making your tax-deductible gift today!