At Camp Yofi, we provide a safe, fun, caring environment where campers:
- Learn new skills and master old ones
Build self-esteem and develop self confidence
Learn Jewish values and feel pride in Jewish heritage and traditions
Cultivate independence and gain responsibility
Develop good sportsmanship and teamwork
Make new friends and create lifelong memories
For a summer of fun and a lifetime of memories, join us at Orange County’s first Jewish resident camp. Camp Yofi is a place where children develop self confidence, learn about Jewish values and heritage and cultivate their independence all in a safe, fun, caring environment.
Camp Yofi is located at the ACA accredited YMCA’s Camp Edwards in Angelus Oaks in the beautiful San Bernadino Mountains, just a short walk from Jenks Lake and only 26 miles from Big Bear Lake.
For more information, please contact Camp Yofi Director Eric Schwartz: (949) 435-3400 ext. 275, CampYofi@jccoc.org or JCamps Administrative Assistant Sarah Pepper: (949) 435-3400 ext. 268, email@example.com.
Camp Yofi for summer 2012. Click here to apply.
What parents (and campers) are saying about Camp Yofi:
“Thank you for a great introduction to sleep away camp for my child! She is already planning for next summer. You really provided an amazing array of activities for the kids. Thanks for all of your hard work.”
“Camp Yofi is the best camp I have been to. I made fast friends and enjoyed all of the activities. It is definitely a summer I will rememeber. I will come back next year no matter what.”
“My daughter had such a great time she did not want to come home. She walks around the house singing camp songs all day. I think she wishes she was still at camp.”
“Going to Camp Yofi makes it cool being a Jewish kid. While my kids talk about the drama, the fun things they did, the food that they actually liked, their friends (constantly), they also enjoyed Shabbat, singing Jewish songs and Yofi service rituals. Keep up the good work. The counselors seemed really great and hope they return next year!”
For more information, contact Camp Yofi at (949) 435-3400, ext. 275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Transportation: All campers will meet at the JCC in Irvine and board a luxury bus to Camp Yofi. The bus ride is a great opportunity for campers to bond with their counselors and bunk groups. Transportation to and from camp is included in your camp fees.
Housing & Food: Campers will sleep in cabins of up to 10 children. The camper to staff ratio is 5:1. The camp kitchen staff prepares three nourishing and tasty meals each day, as well as snacks and dessert. All of our meals are prepared in a kosher kitchen. Campers will also have the opportunity of purchasing snacks from our Camp Canteen every day except Shabbat.
Medical Care: Quality medical care is provided by a nurse in our well-equipped camp infirmary. Complete hospital and specialist facilities are located in nearby Redlands and Big Bear.
Financial Assistance: Give your 6th-8th grader the summer of a lifetime at Camp Yofi, and save yourself up to $2500 over the next few summers! The JWest Campership is for second and third year campers who have received a JWest Campership. Register for your grant at onehappycamper.org. Regional restrictions may apply, so visit the website for full details.
Financial assistance may be available from Passport to Jewish Life, a program of Jewish Federation & Family Services. To learn more, visit www.JewishOrangeCounty.org/passport.
Arrangements for Merage JCC financial assistance or payment schedules can be made by calling Marcia Clark, Executive Assistant at (949) 435-3400 ext. 312.