Skip to content

Family Camp

Join us for our upcoming Labor Day Family Camp! 

Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2024

Cap off your summer with an unforgettable family adventure! Unwind, engage in playful activities, forge lasting friendships, cherish quality family time, and witness your children flourish in autonomy—all amidst the great outdoors. Dive into a world of excitement with swimming, zip-lining, Israeli dancing, and cozy campfires. Embrace the spiritual essence of our outdoor Shabbat services. Family Camp offers a diverse array of experiences to delight your whole mishpacha. 

Nestled in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains, Capital Camps is only a 75 minute journey from the bustling hubs of Greater Washington and Baltimore. Discover a sanctuary where nature’s beauty meets the joy of Jewish family and community. 

Click here to register for Family Camp!

The all-inclusive tuition of $155/per-person/per-night includes delicious kosher meals, camp cabin lodging, engaging counselor-led activities and more. For those seeking additional comforts, upgrading to hotel-style lodging is available for an additional fee. Accommodation options: 

Duplex Cabin (Sleeps up to 8 in bunk beds, private/full bathroom)  *Included in nightly/person tuition 

Upgraded Hotel-Style Room (Sleeps up to 4 in two Queen beds, private/full bath, air conditioned) *additional $200/night/room 

*Please note, there is a two-night minimum stay requirement for Friday and Saturday.

What is Family Camp?

Family Camp is the ultimate summer escape where joy and laughter fill the air. It’s a place where families bond, friendships blossom, and memories are made. We handle all the planning and details, so you can focus on the fun. From archery to arts, swimming to boating, ziplining to gaga, our camp has it all. Sing along to camp songs by the fire and let the spirit of adventure take hold. It’s not just a camp for kids—it’s a chance for everyone to experience the magic of summer camp, whether you’re revisiting cherished memories or creating new ones with your family. 

Kick off your weekend with a bang at Family Camp! Here’s your guide to a thrilling lineup of activities:

Friday
4:00-6:00 PM: Arrive in style, settle in, kick back, and look forward to the weekend ahead (BYOB).
6:30 PM: Dive into fun with our Welcome Icebreakers followed by a unique Capital Camps-style Shabbat Service.
7:30 PM: Gather for a festive dinner to fuel the night’s festivities.
8:30 PM: Let loose with Israeli Dancing & a vibrant Song Session.

Saturday
9:00 AM: Start your day with a delicious breakfast of bagels and lox, rugleach, fresh fruit, and more.
10:00 AM: Join us for soulful Morning Services.
11:30 AM: Choose your adventure with activities like 9-Square In the Air, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Yoga.
12:30 PM: Refuel with a delicious Shabbat deli lunch.
2:00-5:00 PM: Enjoy Family Free-Choice time.
6:30 PM: Savor another wonderful dinner with your loved ones.
7:30 PM: Team up for Family Kickball fun.
8:30 PM: Experience the serenity of Havdalah by the lake.
9:00 PM: Cozy up for a Family Campfire & S’mores.
10:00 PM: Dare to zip through the night with our Nighttime Lake Zipline!

Sunday
9:00 AM: Wake up to a hearty breakfast.
10:00 AM: Engage in more peer group activities.
12:30 PM: Enjoy a leisurely lunch.
2:00-5:00 PM: Afternoon Free Choice—perfect time for family bonding.
6:30 PM: Relish dinner as the sun sets.
7:30 PM: Kids campout by the lake, and parents get the evening to themselves.

Monday
9:00 AM: Indulge in your final camp breakfast.
10:00 AM: One last chance at the lake.
12:00 PM: Bid farewell with a pack-out lunch.

Get ready for non-stop excitement and cherished moments at Family Camp!

Amenities: 

  • Lake 
  • Pool 
  • Archery Instruction 
  • Arts and Crafts 
  • Baseball and Soccer fields 
  • Tennis and Basketball courts 
  • 9 square Gaga pits 
  • Fitness room 
  • Wifi available 
  • Counselor-led activities 
  • 270 acre mountain campus adjacent to the Appalachian Trail 

Embrace the simple joys of camp life with our cozy accommodations: 

Cabins: Our classic camp cabins come with all the essentials for a comfortable stay, including a bathroom with a hot shower, electricity, ceiling fans, and bunk beds. Designed to accommodate your family big or small, each cabin can house up to 8 campers. 

Lodge Bet: For those who prefer a bit more comfort, Lodge Bet offers hotel-style rooms with air conditioning, two queen beds, and a full bath, suitable for up to 4 guests. 

All lodging options provide bed linens and bath towels, ensuring you have everything you need for a genuine camp experience. 

FAQs

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations more than 30 days from beginning date of stay will enjoy a full refund.  Cancellations within 30 days from beginning date of stay are eligible for a 50% refund of the tuiton paid.  In order to receive a refund, notice of intent to cancel must be submitted ​in writing to info@capitalcamps.org   If CCRC has an insignificant number of reservations or deems it otherwise necessary, we reserve the right to cancel ​and will provide a full-refund of monies collected. 

Can Family Camp manage my dietary needs? Our facility is Kosher and nut-prohibited. We are able to easily accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and dairy free diets, as well as common food allergies such celiacs disease.   

What should I bring? Prior to your arrival, you will receive an email with detailed logistics as well as a packing list to prepare for your stay at Family Camp. Please check the weather in Waynesboro before packing to ensure you are appropriately dressed; the weather can be cooler than at home. Guests are free to bring any specialized active gear, bikes, scooters, roller blades, yoga mats, tents, yard and board games. If you are bringing young ones, please bring a Pack ‘n Play, toys, infant and toddler life vests, etc. We will provide sports balls and equipment, child and adult life jackets, etc…! 

Can you accommodate individuals with disabilities? Yes, proudly. Our facility is ADA complainant, and we have lots of experience being welcoming and inclusive. Please contact us to discuss your individual needs. 

Can I request that our neighbor or friends have a cabin close to ours? Absolutely, we will make every effort to accommodate.  

Can we bring snacks and food? We love snacks, and provide lots of snacks throughout the day. As a Kosher facility, and a nut-prohibited campus, we do not allow outside food or drink to be brought onto our campus. There will be plenty of food and drink available throughout your stay. 

Will Wi-Fi be available? YES! There are a number of locations throughout our campus with Wi-Fi, however the cabins do not have connectivity. You can feel free to bring your own wi-fi capability. 

Is there medical care available?  Waynesboro hospital, Wellspan health clinic, and CVS pharmacy are five minutes from camp. 

What if it rains? Rain happens! Our counselors and staff are well prepared and our facility is well equiped to make sure you and your family have fun, no matter what the weather. 

Can we bring pets to Family Camp? We love pets but unfortunately, for the health and safety of all our guests, we don’t allow pets on camp.  

Contact Us

Please reach out to Melissa Grossman, our Family & Community Engagement Director, with any questions at 240-283-6154 or melissa@capitalcamps.org