JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
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JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight Jewish sports summer camp located just outside of San Francisco in Atherton, California. Our camp welcomes kids and teens in grades 3 through 11 from around the world.
During our two-week camp sessions, campers learn more about their favorite sport of choice, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, or tennis. Through intensive clinics and creative programming, the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is a transformative experience for young Jewish athletes who are passionate about sports and desire to advance their skill levels. There are also plenty of other sports and camp activities mixed in with the core values of a Jewish summer camp experience.
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is the newest addition to the JCC Movement's immensely successful programs for teens and youth, JCC Maccabi Games, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest, and JCC Maccabi Israel. Now your young athlete can enjoy all the excitement, community, and character building of the Games in a two-week summer camp where they get serious, individual instruction in their core sport plus all the fun and friendship they love about overnight camp.
Campers practice their sports daily, but instead of a tournament-style program, we focus on developing athletic skills and improving as teammates. Anyone who enjoys sports and sincerely wants to advance their abilities is going to be very excited about our camp.
Like all JCC Maccabi experiences, our camp culture is guided by Jewish values. Which is also why we place a lot of emphasis on sportsmanship, ethics, and community. In fact, when you add the community-building nature of team play, we find that sports and Jewish values go hand in hand.
The JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is based on the west coast with Josh Steinharter as the director. For seven years, Josh held the position of Athletic Program Manager for Youth & Coach Development at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and has served as the Delegation Head for Team San Francisco in the JCC Maccabi Games for five years. He is alum of URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute.