JCC Greater Boston’s traditional Jewish day camp for kids entering Pre-K to 10th grade, featuring lakefront swimming, sports, arts, nature, and lifelong friends.
At Camp Grossman, Adventures, Friendships, and Memories Await!
Situated on 75 acres in Dover’s pine-studded Hale Reservation, Camp Grossman is a mixed-gender Jewish day camp where summer days are filled with fun!
Camp is about the joy of exploring sports, art, music, and drama…the joy of exploring life outdoors…and the joy that comes from making lifelong friends in a wonderful community bursting with camp spirit.
Discover why our campers go gaga for Grossman every summer!
Camp at a Glance
Make the most of your summer with eight weeks of camp, plus a special ninth week program to bridge the gap between the end of regular camp and the beginning of school. And with extended-day options, you can stay late for even more fun.
- Camp runs from June 26–August 25. Camp runs for nine weeks, split into four two-week sessions, with an optional ninth week. At a minimum, you must register for any two-week session, and you may then register for any additional single weeks to follow your existing session.
- Regular Camp Hours: approximately 8am–4pm (depending on pick-up and drop-off location).
- Extended-Day Hours: Pick-up at 5:45pm from the Leventhal-Sidman JCC.
Ninth Week Session
Camp Grossman offers a special week-long program between the end of regular camp and the beginning of school. While the ninth week program differs significantly from the regular camp season, it offers campers of all ages the opportunity to experience Camp Grossman as a singular community, where campers
and staff come together in a truly unique way.
- As our ninth week session is smaller, with fewer campers and staff, campers are assigned to new ninth-week groups.
- The entire camp runs on the same schedule — we generally accommodate between 200–300 campers this week, and a smaller camp makes it possible to do more camp-wide activities! We come together for lunch, swim, and camp-wide morning meetings, giving campers of different ages more opportunities to interact.
- The ninth week of camp is one hour longer each day (ending at 5pm instead of 4pm). Because of the longer day, we do not offer an extended day.
- There is no swim instruction during the ninth week, but free swim is offered twice daily.
- Bus transportation is also limited this week, with regional bus stops available in Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Lexington, Natick, and Newton.
Join a diverse community of campers and make new friends! Our youngest campers are grouped together in mixed-gender bunks, while most bunks for older campers offer a choice between mixed-gender and separate-gender bunks.
We group bunks into units based on campers’ ages and upcoming grades in school, ensuring they can participate in activities that are appropriate and engaging for their developmental level. Our program offers a variety of scheduled group activities, and campers spend most of their day with those in their unit.
Our senior staff members have an average of 20 years of experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our programs. Furthermore, 75% of our counselors were former Grossman campers themselves, which is a testament to the impact we have on the lives of our participants.
We take pride in maintaining excellent counselor-to-camper ratios in each bunk, enabling our counselors to provide personalized support and guidance to every camper. This helps campers build strong relationships with their counselors, and fosters an environment where campers can grow, learn, and have fun.
At Camp Grossman, we believe that children thrive in an environment that encourages them to step out of their comfort zones and try new things. That’s why we offer a diverse and exciting array of activities that challenge and inspire campers to discover new talents and abilities — from our youngest to our oldest campers. Our supportive and nurturing atmosphere ensures that every child feels empowered to tackle new challenges and develop important skills.
Both our land and water activities are led by adult activity specialists who are experts in their fields, ensuring that every camper can safely participate and have a blast. Our staff members are trained to create a fun and supportive environment that encourages campers to try new things, build confidence, and make lasting friendships.
We offer daily lakefront swim instruction, enabling campers to improve their swim skills and feel confident in the water. Whether they’re just learning or refining their strokes, our instructors help every camper make progress and feel proud of their accomplishments.
Every Friday, we come together as a community to celebrate Shabbat with an Oneg Shabbat, a special gathering that highlights the importance of tradition and togetherness. This is just one example of the small touches that make our camp experience memorable for campers. By nurturing a sense of community, tradition, and belonging, we help campers create memories that will last a lifetime.
By the end of the summer, our goal is for every camper to leave with a newfound confidence in their abilities, a sense of pride in all that they have accomplished, and lifelong friends. We believe that these experiences will stay with them forever, providing a strong foundation for future growth and success.
Activities for Every Interest
Campers take full advantage of the natural waterfront with instructional and free swim, boating, fishing, water slides, and trampolines.
Kids go beyond the ordinary with rock climbing, zip line, mountain biking, hiking, orienteering, and ropes/challenge courses.
Archery, gymnastics, baseball, basketball, kickball, gaga, football, soccer, street hockey, volleyball, softball, and batting cages.
Campers explore their creativity through music, drama, dance, photography, video production, arts & crafts, knitting, sewing, ceramics, jewelry making, and cooking.
Campers look forward to overnights, Oneg Shabbat celebrations, exciting entertainers, and our summer-long Maccabiah competition.
Jewish pride, themes, programs, and celebrations are woven through camp life. While Grossman is rooted in Jewish tradition, we welcome campers and staff of all backgrounds. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone.
Our extensive list of amenities includes:
- Fully-Equipped Waterfront
- Large Playing Fields and Courts
- Lodge and Unit Buildings
- Street Hockey Rink
- Batting Cage
- Ropes/Challenge Course
- Climbing Walls and Zip Line
- Arts & Crafts/Ceramics Complex
- Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails
- Kosher Kitchen for Cooking Activities
From thrilling programs to unforgettable memories, as your child grows older, their camp experience just gets better!
Our focus on age-appropriate activities means that our younger campers get to explore a wide range of options in a well-rounded program, from arts and crafts to sports and outdoor adventures. As campers mature, we give them greater freedom to choose their activities through our elective program. This approach allows each child to follow their own unique interests and passions, leading to a deeper sense of fulfillment and accomplishment.
Discover a day in the life by exploring our programs and sample camp schedules by age group/unit:
Pre-K–Youngest 1st Graders (Carmel)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 4:1
Our youngest campers participate in a range of exciting activities — and get to take advantage of nearly every activity we offer — such as arts & crafts, boating, climbing wall, cooking, dance, gymnastics, archery, music, nature, sports, street hockey, basketball, drama, games, soccer, t-ball, ropes & challenge course, jewelry making, photography, and Tarboot (Jewish culture). They’ll also get to enjoy daily instructional and free swim periods, unstructured playtime at the Carmel playground, and a well-deserved rest period.
To ensure a successful experience, we welcome children who are able to handle a full day of outdoor activity and who are independent in bathroom use. If you have any questions about your camper’s specific needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
1st Grade (Galil)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 5:1
Galil offers a similar experience to Carmel, with a few differences. Unlike Carmel, Galil campers don’t have a rest period, but they do have something special — choice periods (known as Chugim). Twice a week, campers get to choose the activities they want to participate in, giving them the opportunity to explore their interests and passions.
Grades 1–2 (Negev)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 6:1
Negev campers can look forward to a fun-filled and well-balanced program that is similar to Galil. With four choice periods (Chugim) each week, campers have the opportunity to explore activities that align with their interests. We have added two additional Chugim to ensure that campers have even more opportunities to participate in the activities they love.
2nd Grade (Moshav)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 6:1
Welcome to Moshav! Here, we pride ourselves on constantly introducing new and exciting activities to campers’ schedules. In addition to our packed daily schedule, Moshav campers have four choice periods (Chugim) each week, giving them the freedom to explore multiple activities that match their interests and passions.
One of the highlights of the Moshav experience is that at this age, we introduce our summer-long, friendly competition, Maccabiah. This Camp Grossman tradition is a fan-favorite! Maccabiah includes a range of athletic and non-athletic challenges designed to build self-esteem and encourage cooperation. Every camper earns points for their team, creating a sense of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and team spirit. Maccabiah is the highlight of our older campers’ summer – they remember the final songfest and their skit for years to come.
3rd Grade (Midbar and Aravah)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 7:1
Choice of Mixed-Gender or Separate-Gender Bunks
Midbar and Aravah campers enjoy a full schedule of exciting camp activities, including senior archery (with real arrows), video production, sewing, mountain biking, funyaking (safer, inflatable kayaks), paddle boating, and surf biking. To add even more fun and excitement to their summer, they have Chugim five times a week.
In addition to their busy schedule, Midbar and Aravah campers participate in Maccabiah activities twice a week.
4th Grade (Golan)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 10:1
Choice of Mixed-Gender or Separate-Gender Bunks
Like Midbar and Aravah, Golan campers enjoy a diverse range of activities during the day, with an additional optional weekly late-night session at camp. They also have the opportunity to choose from five different Chugim and two Maccabiah activities each week.
Grades 5–6 (Kinneret)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 10:1
Choice of Mixed-Gender or Separate-Gender Bunks
Kinneret campers have ample opportunities to stay engaged and entertained. They can choose from a variety of Chugim seven times a week, including an optional weekly overnight session. In addition, they can participate in Maccabiah two to three times a week, with an expanded selection of activities available as part of their friendly competition.
Grades 6–7 (Kfar)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 10:1
Choice of Mixed-Gender or Separate-Gender Bunks
Kfar campers choose from eight to ten Chugim each week and an optional weekly overnight session. Additionally, the excitement of Maccabiah is increased, with three to four sessions each week, during which campers are divided into teams that include Kibbutz members and CITs. This provides Kfar unit campers with a unique opportunity to bond with others from different backgrounds, learn from older campers, and strengthen their sense of community within the camp.
Grades 8–9 (Kibbutz Program)
Camper/Staff Ratio: 15:1
The Kibbutz program at Grossman provides a unique and valuable experience for our campers, allowing them to take on greater responsibility and enjoy a more independent camp lifestyle. Rather than being separated into traditional bunks, Kibbutz campers form a special community where they can bond with one another and participate in daily work assignments, community service projects, and even help cook their own meals. They also have the opportunity to sleep at camp for two nights each week (one night during weeks one and two). Kibbutz campers also take part in all regular camp activities, including Maccabiah.
But the Kibbutz experience is not limited to the Grossman campgrounds. Kibbutz campers get to enjoy special off-site trips during both the day and evening hours, giving them a chance to explore and experience new things. Moreover, informal learning about Israel is integrated seamlessly into the Kibbutz Grossman lifestyle, providing a well-rounded and enriching experience for every camper.
More About the Kibbutz Program
Kibbutz provides a unique and unforgettable experience for campers entering grades 8–9. It offers the perfect balance of independence and responsibility, creating a partial overnight camp experience within Grossman. Campers who participate in Kibbutz often look back on these years as their most special ones at Camp Grossman.
Unlike the younger units at Grossman, Kibbutz campers are not divided into bunks with assigned counselors. Four unit heads, both male and female, supervise the program, along with additional counselors who join Kibbutz for overnights.
All Kibbutz campers work for one or two periods every day, rotating jobs every two weeks. These jobs include assisting in the office, tidying the camp, organizing the lost & found, helping specialists run activities, assisting counselors in the youngest bunks, and working in the kitchen to prepare meals.
With increased responsibility comes greater independence. Kibbutz campers walk to and from activities, meals, and work periods on their own, and they are expected to be punctual and responsible. They start their day with a morning meeting with their unit heads and proceed to their work assignments. After work periods, campers choose from a wide range of activities, or opt to focus on a particular skill.
Most afternoons, Kibbutz campers participate in Maccabiah, which they report as the best part of their day. On Fridays, they enjoy an Oneg Shabbat in honor of Shabbat.
Kibbutz campers have the opportunity to experience overnights. They sleep in the Lodge, bringing their own sleeping bags and pillows (as do our campers in other units who participate in occasional overnights). However, Kibbutz campers have the option to leave their bedding in a designated space at camp.
On overnight days, the rest of the camp goes home, leaving Kibbutz campers and their unit heads to experience camp in a rare, quiet state. They slow down and enjoy each other’s company as they work together to prepare dinner, set tables, and clean up. After dinner, they participate in an evening activity, which may take place in or out of camp. Kibbutz has gone bowling, played miniature golf, attended baseball games, movies, and gone to Faneuil Hall. Kibbutz campers generally settle down in the Lodge between 9–10 pm, with lights out at roughly 11pm.
To fully benefit from the Kibbutz program’s unique character and opportunities for bonding with peers, we strongly recommend that campers enroll for a minimum of four consecutive weeks. While exceptions are possible, campers who commit to an extended session tend to get the most out of their experience.
As one camper aptly stated, “You only get to spend 16 weeks of your life in Kibbutz, so you should experience every one of them.”
10th Grade (Counselors in Training)
The Grossman Counselor in Training (CIT) program is a comprehensive program that prepares high school students for future counselor positions. In fact, over 50% of our CITs are eventually hired as counselors! Throughout the program, CITs engage in a variety of recreational and non-recreational activities, skill-building sessions, discussion groups, and overnights. They receive guidance from our dedicated CIT director, and are assigned to work with either a group of campers or at a specialty activity, all while being closely mentored.
In addition to gaining valuable experience, CITs can also fulfill community service commitments for school. This program provides a unique opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, learn about child development, and make a positive impact in their community. We encourage all high school students who are interested in pursuing a future job in camp to apply. Be prepared for an interview!
More About the CIT Program
Camp Grossman’s CIT program is designed for campers entering 10th grade who are in a unique transitional period — they’re not quite regular campers, but not yet counselors, either. Our program is an in-between phase, helping to prepare these campers to become future counselors. While some CITs choose to work with specialists, helping them to run an activity at camp, most work with counselors for the majority of their day. CITs generally spend their time with one bunk, in our youngest units, so they can develop a consistent relationship with both the counselors and campers — most campers don’t even realize that their CITs are not fully-fledged counselors!
Our CITs take advantage of on-the-job training through experiential learning by working with counselors. They receive regular informal feedback from counselors, unit heads, and the CIT director, as well as formal feedback twice a summer, to ensure they are continuously improving. We also conduct weekly trainings to cover important topics, such as behavior management, health & safety, and counselor responsibilities.
While CITs are training to become counselors, they are still recognized as paying campers, and thus part of their day is dedicated to their enjoyment, without requiring them to be responsible for others. CITs have the option to enroll in swim lessons daily, and many take advantage of this opportunity by expanding their swim skills and obtaining lifeguard certification. CITs also have the option to participate in five optional overnights at camp to relax and bond as a group.
Maccabiah, our summer-long competition, is an opportunity for them to not only compete on their teams, but to help lead teams as captains, providing leadership support to younger team members who look up to them as role models.
Our goal is to prepare as many CITs as possible to become future Grossman counselors. Since our CITs are given the chance to experience and enjoy Camp Grossman as campers, they often become some of our best counselors — knowing how to provide their campers with the same wonderful experiences they enjoyed.
We require a two-week minimum commitment as a CIT, but we encourage CITs to spend more time at camp to gain a better understanding of both the camper and counselor experience, and to enjoy themselves all summer long!
Jump Right In!
Swimming at Camp Grossman
We offer a unique swimming experience for campers in the beautiful Powissett Pond. With instructional and free swim daily (weather permitting), American Red Cross-certified lifeguards teach a modified Red Cross swim curriculum to swimmers of all levels and abilities.
Campers are placed in appropriate swim groups that change as they develop their skills. By attending camp for at least two consecutive sessions (four weeks), your camper will be able to make the most progress! Families can expect communication from the waterfront staff during their camper’s full session(s), and can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Join the Fun Without the Hassle
We’re dedicated to making it as easy as possible for everyone to get to camp. For a weekly rate of $75/camper, we provide bus transportation from over 30 towns in Greater Boston!
- Each bus is supervised by one to two counselors. Most of our counselors are required to ride the bus. It is their responsibility to take attendance going to and coming from camp, and to supervise behavior on the buses. If we are unable to find any counselors to ride a particular bus, we will notify all families on that bus before camp starts, so that you may choose to make alternative arrangements.
- Arrive ten minutes before the scheduled arrive/departure, as buses will leave at the scheduled time and will not wait for latecomers.
- You may provide permission for your camper to walk home from their bus stop during the registration process.
For Families Who Drive to Camp
Please plan to drop off your camper between 8–8:20am, and pick up between 4:05–4:20pm.
Special Needs Program
At Camp Grossman, we believe in celebrating the unique needs of every camper. We have been committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for children with different abilities for over 35 years. Our Pathways program is designed with a child-centered approach that caters to the specific abilities and interests of each camper.
We strive to fully integrate children with mild to moderate disabilities into our regular programming, while offering a specialized bunk with a 3:1 camper-counselor ratio for those who require extra support. Our highly qualified staff oversees the Pathways 3:1 program to ensure success and growth for all campers. If you believe that your child would benefit from the Pathways 3:1 program, please indicate so on your camp application.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Camp Grossman Pathways director at 617.244.5124, or email email@example.com.
2023 Rates & Dates
|Session Cost (2 Weeks)||Single-Week Cost*||Ninth Week Cost|
|Campers Entering K–7||$1,450||$750||$750|
|Campers Entering Grades 8–9||$1,550||$800||$600|
|CITs Entering Grade 10||$1,200||$625||Successful CITs may apply to work as junior counselors during the 9th week, or remain as CITs and receive a stipend.|
|Pathways 3:1: Grades K+||$1,490||$770||**|
*At a minimum, you must register for any two-week session, and you may then register for any additional single weeks that follow.
*Our ability to offer ninth week programs to our Pathways 3:1 campers is determined on an individual basis. Decisions will not be made until summertime. Please contact the director of Pathways at firstname.lastname@example.org during the summer to inquire.
Sibling Discount: Save $50/session for the second and each additional sibling in a family.
JCC Members: Save $50/session.
|Session 1 (Weeks 1–2)||June 26-July 7|
|Session 2 (Weeks 3–2)||July 10-July 21|
|Session 3 (Weeks 5–6)||July 24-August 4|
|Session 4 (Weeks 7–8)||August 7-August 18|
|Ninth Week||August 21-August 25|
Extended day is available Monday–Friday during weeks 1–8. Pick-up is at 5:45pm at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton.
What Sets Grossman Apart From Other Camps?
Camp Grossman is the perfect choice for families looking to provide their children with an unforgettable summer experience. Here are just a few reasons:
- Grossman offers a unique Jewish flavor that permeates all of our activities and programs, providing a meaningful and culturally-rich experience for campers of all backgrounds.
- Our experienced supervisory staff is unparalleled in New England, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all campers while fostering a fun and engaging environment.
- Nestled in a natural, protected environment, our camp’s location and setting is truly one-of-a-kind, providing a perfect backdrop for outdoor adventure and exploration.
- With reasonable tuition fees and generous financial assistance available, Camp Grossman is an affordable and accessible option for families of all income levels.
Does Camp Grossman Have Specific Enrollment Recommendations?
To ensure the best possible experience for our campers, we require a minimum enrollment of one full two-week session. Unfortunately, we cannot split sessions; however, campers may add on additional weeks to extend their stay. Most campers attend an average of four to five weeks, and we highly recommend this length of stay, at a minimum, as it allows for deeper bonds to be formed within the camp community, and facilitates progress in swim instruction.
What Should I Bring To Camp?
- Water bottle (labeled)
- Masks (just in case)
- Bathing suit, towel, swim cap (first days only)
- Lunch (Dairy, parve, fish, or vegetarian. Please do not bring peanuts, meat, poultry, or shellfish to camp.)
- Sunscreen & bug spray
To ensure quick return of any lost items, please label all clothing, water bottles, towels, and bathing suits with your camper’s full name. Additionally, please check the weather forecast and provide appropriate clothing, including secure footwear such as sneakers or sandals (no flip-flops please).
To avoid loss or damage, please refrain from sending items of high monetary or sentimental value to camp. Additionally, the use of all electronics, including cell phones and handheld devices, is prohibited.
Sun Safety & Hydration
To ensure their well-being during outdoor activities, children should come to camp with sunscreen applied and a labeled water bottle. Our staff will provide opportunities for reapplying sunscreen (or apply at your request), and opportunities for refilling water bottles. Water fountains are also located all over camp, and campers are encouraged to hydrate all day long.
My Child Is Not Interested in Sports. How Will That Affect Their Experience?
At Camp Grossman, physical activity is an essential component of our daily routine. While we promote exercise and healthy living, our sports programs prioritize teamwork and enjoyment over competition. Whether your camper loves to push themselves to the limit or prefers more relaxed activities, we have options to accommodate all interests and abilities.
Additionally, families may approve their child’s opt-out from any activity they feel uncomfortable with. Our goal is to provide a safe and inclusive environment where every camper feels empowered to try new things and have fun.
My Child Is Afraid To Swim. How Do You Handle This at Camp?
At JCC camps, we believe that swimming is a fundamental life skill and a critical part of every camper’s experience. While we do not force children to swim, we strive to help every camper build their confidence in the water and teach them to safely enjoy swimming. In cases where a child may have exceptional fears or concerns, we may offer one-on-one support to help them overcome their anxieties.
Additionally, we encourage families to reach out to us with any questions or concerns about their child’s progress in our swim program. Our dedicated staff is committed to ensuring every child feels safe and supported as they learn this important life skill.
What Is the Jewish Component of the Camp?
At Grossman, we are proud to offer an informal Jewish education program that allows campers to experience Jewish culture in a relaxed environment. Our program incorporates music, weekly Oneg Shabbat celebrations, Jewish themes, and special program days. This creates a vibrant and engaging learning environment.
For our younger campers, we have a dedicated period each week to focus on Jewish culture and explore the significance of Jewish traditions in their lives. Through our program, we hope to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Jewish values while creating a fun and memorable summer experience for all our campers.
Does My Child Have To Have a Strong Jewish Background To Attend and Feel Comfortable at Camp Grossman?
At Grossman, we welcome campers of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs to join us for a fun-filled summer camp experience. While approximately 90% of our campers are Jewish and 80% of our staff members are Jewish, we are proud to have a diverse community that includes campers from a wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds.
We believe that our informal Jewish education program can benefit all campers, regardless of their faith, as it promotes a deeper understanding of important values.
How Does Camp Grossman Communicate With Families During the Summer?
We understand that parents want to stay connected with their camper’s summer camp experience, which is why we offer several opportunities for families to stay informed and engaged with Camp Grossman.
Visiting day is a highly anticipated event held on the Sunday before the start of the camp season, where families can visit the camp, meet the staff, and get a sneak preview of camp in action.
Additionally, we provide weekly schedules of each unit’s activities for enrolled families, along with a weekly newsletter that includes photos of the week’s activities.
Our counselors and waterfront staff members are also in regular communication with families, with counselors sending updates at least once or twice a summer, and waterfront staff members emailing the families of our youngest campers. We believe that regular communication and involvement from families is an important part of creating a successful and positive camp experience for all.
How Does Camp Grossman Deal With Medical Care and Emergencies?
At Camp Grossman, the health and safety of our campers is a top priority. Our team includes two registered nurses with extensive experience, who provide specialized medical care to children with allergies, asthma, and other health concerns. Our nurses carefully review each health form to ensure that every child receives appropriate medical attention. We welcome families to communicate with us about their child’s needs, and schedule appointments with our nurses during the spring, or on visiting day (which takes place in advance of the start of camp).
Payments, Cancellations, and Terms & Conditions
Payments & Cancellations
- Camps Grossman now requires a separate deposit for each session or week. The deposit(s) are strictly tied to those specific sessions and/or weeks. A deposit of $75 per week is due upon registration, including any sessions/weeks *waitlisted.
- Sessions or weeks may be dropped or switched, pending availability, without loss of deposit, until February 1.
- Sessions may not be split in order to drop individual weeks.
- Payment Dates:
- After February 1: Deposits are no longer refundable or transferable.
- February 1–May 1: Sessions may be dropped, and all fees paid will be refunded, except the deposit(s).
- May 1: Full payment is due, unless a payment plan is in place, or written notice to withdraw/disenroll has been received. Families are financially responsible for all sessions and/or weeks registered.
- If full payment has not been received by May 1 (and a payment plan is not in place), the remaining balance will be charged to the method on file on or about May 2nd.
- Tuition is non-refundable after May 1. This includes: no refunds for illness, partial sessions/weeks attended, or change of plans.
- Camp Grossman does not charge a fee to be on our waitlist. If you are waitlisted and a spot opens up, we will contact you by email and/or phone. Families have 36 hours to respond to accept the spot before we contact the next camper on the list.
- Families may remove their name from the waitlist by email at any time.
- Payment of camp tuition may be paid in the following forms:
- By check
- By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
- By credit card.
- A convenience fee may apply depending on the method of payment. If you elect to pay by physical check, please note that payment must be received and processed before the installment date, to avoid having that payment charged to the method on file.
- A $25 processing fee will be added to your invoice for any check or EFT returned unpaid, or credit card declined.
- There are four payment options available at the time of registration:
- You may elect to pay in full at the time of registration.
- You may pay in two installments (in March and in May)
- You may pay via a monthly payment plan.
- You must select your payment option at the time of registration. Any registration after May 1 requires full payment at that time.
In the event that Camp Grossman must close your child’s bunk, unit, or all of camp, due to state or local mandate, we will do our best to fit you into another week, session, or JCC camp program as you prefer. If we are unable to accommodate you, JCC Greater Boston will credit your account for use in a future program.
Thanks to the support of generous individual and foundation donors, JCC Greater Boston makes every effort to offer financial assistance to campers in need. For more information, or a confidential conversation, please contact us. Applications are due February 1.
Financial aid applications must be made online before February 1, at which time all submitted requests will be reviewed. Requests made after February 1 will be reviewed individually and are dependent upon funds remaining. Awards are not guaranteed year to year or for weeks added after February 1. If you are unable to accept the award, you must submit a written request to either reduce enrollment or withdraw. You must submit this request within two weeks of award notification in order to receive a refund of any deposit(s) connected to the withdrawal.
Additional weeks may be added after the deadline has passed, however, there is no guarantee that the aid will be the same. Financial aid is not transferable between camps.
Join the Camp Grossman Team
We are looking for wonderful staff who know how to make every camper’s day extraordinary.
Meet the Team
Director, Camp Grossman
Leslie brings a wealth of experience to her role as the director of Camp Grossman. She first joined the camp in 2007 as a unit head, later assuming the role of specialist supervisor. In 2011, Leslie joined the JCC year-round team as the coordinator — and then director — of special events and recruiting for JCC camps. Leslie was appointed director of Camp Grossman in 2019.
Prior to her career in camps, Leslie was a criminal defense trial attorney with The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn. She holds a bachelor’s in politics from Mt. Holyoke College, and studied law at Boston College.
Assistant Director, Camp Grossman
Sue brings years of experience and expertise to her role at Camp Grossman, having worked summers at the camp since the eighties. During the off-season, she works at the JCC camps office, and is responsible for JCC School Vacation Camp. At Grossman, Sue oversees the lower camp and Jewish programs.
Sue is a lifelong Jewish educator, with years of experience as the principal of a synagogue’s religious school, and teaching experience at Temple Emanuel’s Hebrew school. Sue holds a bachelor’s in sociology and education from Clark University and a master’s in social work from Boston College.
Assistant Director, Camp Grossman
David brings a wealth of experience to his role at Camp Grossman, having joined the staff in 1983. He currently oversees the upper camp, and is widely known as “Mr. Maccabiah” for his role in running the camp-wide competition of the same name. With a background in education, David is retired from a career as a fifth-grade teacher at Solomon Schecter Day School in Newton. He holds a bachelor’s from Trinity College.
Special Needs Consultant
Diane has been a mentor and a driving force for our special needs campers at Camp Grossman for many years. She has worked in camps since the nineties, with more than 15 years as our special needs director. Diane has recently retired from the Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon and a 40-year career as a school adjustment counselor for the Weston Public Schools.
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