(“K’-hi-lla” / community)

Entering grades K-5 In Fall 2019
4-Week Session 1 or 2:
$1,500 MEM/$1,880 NON-MEM
2-Week Mini Camp A, B, C, or D:
$750 MEM/$940 NON-MEM

The JCC of Metro Detroit provides the quintessential summer day camp experience in a wooded setting close to home!

At Camp Kehilla, children thrive, express themselves, enjoy friendships, build skills, embrace diversity, and feel part of a supportive community. Our experienced and trained staff help make Camp Kehilla one of the premier camps in the Metro Detroit community.

Our private facilities include exclusive camp use of:

  • Camp pool with daily instructional swim by Certified Water Safety Instructors, and recreational swim supervised by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards
  • Indoor, air-conditioned facilities for inclement weather
  • Canoeing & fishing at our on-site pond
  • Outdoor pavilions for units
  • Arts & Crafts pavilion
  • Sports fields
  • Campfire pits
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Archery range
  • Basketball court

Progressive & age appropriate

Our progressive & age appropriate groups and programs cater to grade-specific social, developmental and physical needs.

Welcome 2019 Chaverim Unit Head, Rachel Petrylka

During the school year, Rachel is a Kindergarten teacher at the JCC’s very own Sarah and Irving Pitt Child Development Center! She has years of experience working with children, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Eastern Michigan University. Informed by Rachel’s expertise, we have built a developmentally appropriate Chaverim program catering to this pivotal time of life for campers and their parents.


(“cha-vay-rem”/ friends)

Our nurturing environment bridges Preschool to Kindergarten. Campers enjoy age appropriate programming, where nurturing staff are chosen for their experience working with this age group.


(“ke-shet” / rainbow)
Grades 1-2

Focus is on “community” and learning what that means at camp. Campers learn how to make and foster friendships. Campers receive direction from well-trained and engaging staff.


(“b’-ya-chad” / together)
Grades 3-5

As the oldest unit at camp, campers enjoy additional activities specifically designed for this age group. Includes 3 day/2 night trips to Tamarack, Camp Maas, on 7/9–7/11 and 8/6–8/8.