Camp Shemesh

  • MA


Holyoke College
United States

About Us

Camp Shemesh, a program of the Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA), is in our 32nd year of operation. Through a framework of Jewish themes and values, we provide space for youth to explore their authentic selves while learning to be empathic and environmentally sensitive people and leaders. Camp engages music, creative arts, gardening, sports, swimming, field trips, team challenges, Kabbalat Shabbat celebrations and more to nurture exploration in the arenas of self-expression, earth stewardship, community, and identity. We value diversity and pride ourselves in our welcoming, joyful and inclusive atmosphere for both Jewish and non-Jewish families. Camp Shemesh is located at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. We serve campers and teens in K - 10th grades. (Note: Kindergartners must be 5 years old by June 1.)

​The camp day runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. 

The Jewish Community of Amherst is a 501 (c) (3) organization. This camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health.