A Jewish Sleepaway Camp for Children and Teens
Camp Mountain Chai expands and enriches Jewish identity by establishing an atmosphere
of knowledge and love for Jewish culture, traditions and religion. Through sports, arts,
outdoor adventure and aquatics, campers build life-long friendships, independence and self
Camp Mountain Chai is the realization of a dream of a number of committed leaders in
the San Diego Jewish community. After years of searching, the current facility in Angelus
Oaks was purchased in 2004 by the Jewish Community Camp and Retreat Center, Inc.
Formerly Alpine Meadows Conference Center and Camp Osceola, Camp Mountain Chai opened
its doors to Jewish children from San Diego and other southwestern communities in 2005.
In addition to our dynamic sleepaway summer camp, CMC is available throughout the year
for conferences, retreats and other gatherings.
Campers at Camp Mountain Chai:
- Develop a deeper love for and better understanding of our Jewish culture, traditions and religion
- Gain personal independence
- Build self-confidence
- Make new friends
- Become a positive and productive group member
- Gain an appreciation of nature and the environment
- Try new activities and develop new skills
- Develop existing skills
- Learn Jewish values
- Build a sense of community
- Create lasting memories
- Have fun!
Camp Mountain Chai is a non-profit, pluralistic coeducational Jewish sleepaway summer camp. Camp
Mountain Chai is accredited by the American Camp Association, is a member of the Jewish Community
Center Association and is affiliated with the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Grinspoon Institute
for Jewish Philanthropy.