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JCC Operating Hours

Normal Facility Operating Hours

Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Friday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fitness Center Hours

Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Friday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gaelen Center for the Arts

Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Friday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Open Gymnasium Hours

SundayCLOSED

Monday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Membership Office

Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Track Hours

Sunday 7:00 am - 5:45 pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 9:45 pm

Friday 5:30 am - 5:45 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 5:45 pm

Holiday Hours 2018 - 2019

Monday, September 03

Labor Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, September 09

Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, September 10

Rosh Hashanah, Day 1

Tuesday, September 11

Rosh Hashanah, Day 2

Tuesday, September 18

Kol Nidre 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, September 19

Yom Kippur

Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, December 31

New Year's Eve 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, January 01

New Year's Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, April 19

Erev Passover 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 20

Passover, Day 1

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, July 04

Independence Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Camp Deeny Riback

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Camp Deeny Riback is a place where campers 3.5 years – 10th grade are nurtured and guided by role models and peers during a summer of exploration and growth. Our campers are exposed to the skills that they will need to grow and succeed in today’s world alongside the opportunity to express themselves as children in a safe environment.

Campers have an opportunity to participate in 25+ activities during the summer including fine arts, sports, adventure activities,  and instructional swim in one of the two daily swim periods.

The fast-paced camp environment, packed with excitement and transitions, requires campers to learn how to think on their feet. Our counselors guide campers to think about the circumstances of each situation and their reactions. This allows campers to decide how to best approach each situation they are faced with. We embrace these five “super skills”:

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Creativity & Innovation, Communication & Collaboration,  Flexibility & Adaptability, Initiative & Self-Direction

These are tools campers will need to succeed! We are here to help them on their way to becoming the leaders of tomorrow while building memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

Junior Village: 3.5 Years – K 

We are excited to bring in more awesome experiences for our youngest campers that will allow them to really grow and experience new things while gaining skills like swimming, biking, and teamwork. They get to experience all that camp has to offer, scaled down to fit their needs and allows them to develop athletically, artistically and have the best time while doing it!

Camp Deeny Riback is pleased to partner with PJ Library, adding new books each summer.

Click HERE to sign up for a free subscription.

Middle Village: Entering Grades 1st-4th

Our campers in middle camp have over 25 activities to choose from during the summer! These campers experience a ropes course, cooking, 8 different sports, adventure activities and each age group attends day trips throughout the summer.

Maccabi Sports at Camp Deeny Riback!
Now for grades 3rd-8th

Geared for the athletic child, this is a more competitive sports program focusing on sportsmanship and fun.

Upper Camp: Entering Grades 5th-9th

Campers who attend our upper camp programming are encouraged to have more of a hand in planning their summer. With options like Maccabi Sports Intensive, afternoon program choice and extended overnight trips, these campers never stop moving!

LIT: Entering Grades 9th-10th

The Program:

As in all program areas at camp, there is a Unit Leader who oversees the Leaders in Training program this person has a background of working with this age group and is there for guidance and support throughout the summer.

Community Building:
As in all programs at Camp Deeny Riback, we place a strong emphasis on community building with peers. Leaders in Training are still campers and will have the opportunity to participate in uniquely designed programs, trips, activities, socializing and more. LITs participate as a group in some Main Camp activities as interest, time and resources allow.

Leadership Seminars:
The exact list of seminars is always evolving based on the interests and specialties of both staff and campers at CDR in a given summer. Topics we are exploring included exploring personal leadership styles, servant leadership, public speaking, gender and leadership, outdoor adventure and leadership, event planning, child development, conflict mediation, Jewish values.

First Aid & CPR Certification:
Leaders in Training participate in a full day of training and receive a certification in basic First Aid & CPR through the Red Cross. This certification is valid for 2 years.

Apprenticing with Main Camp Program Leaders:
LITs have the opportunity to participate in Main Camp activities as an apprentice by assisting with instruction. LITs are assigned to areas based on their interests and skills as well as the needs of camp.  LITs entering 9th grade are given a taste of the different areas of camp so they can get the full picture of how camp works.  LITs entering 10th grade are assigned to a group or area of camp at the beginning of the summer and spend their summer in that placement.

Community Service and Chores:
LITs help the CDR community by assisting in lunch set up before each meal and helping out with big camp events such as Special Events.  LITs also engage in a few community service trips off camp as well as running the Annual Big Give Social Action Project at camp.

Camp Friends Inclusion Program

The Camp Friends Inclusion Program provides campers with different abilities the support to feel successful in a traditional day camp setting.

We know that summer camp is not only a time for fun, and friendship, but an opportunity for children to continue to grow and develop into valued members of the community.

The Camp Friends Inclusion Program offers the opportunity for campers who need additional assistance or accommodations to join a camp group without fear of being left out or behind. Our Camp Friends campers are supported by camper advocates who take the time to get to know the needs of their camper and provide the support that is needed for a successful fun-filled day.

Camp Friends will experience a summer no different from any other camper’s. All of our campers are given the opportunity to grow and develop life skills, create lifelong memories and make lifetime friends. Campers experience the magic and the sense of wonder that makes Camp Deeny Riback the summer home for our campers and staff summer after summer.

Once a family has expressed interest in the Camp Friends Inclusion Program Rebecca will be in touch to chat and schedule a site visit as part of our enrollment process.

Rebecca works closely with our campers, families, and staff to ensure a positive environment for everyone.

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Camp Deeny Riback Leadership

Dana Gottfried

Director, Camp Deeny Riback

Ben Gilbert

Assistant Director, Camp Deeny Riback

Debra Scher

Assistant Director, Camp Deeny Riback

Arielle Padover

Assistant Director, Camp Deeny Riback

A Note From Our Director

As the premier Jewish day camp in northern NJ, CDR interweaves the excitement of summer with the magic of camp on our beautiful 35-acre facility in Flanders, NJ.

We know that parents have a lot on their minds when thinking about their child’s camp experience: safety, making friends, enjoying activities, and more! Rest assured, at Camp Deeny Riback we train our staff to create positive and transformative experiences. We ensure that your child will not only gain friendships and have fun in a safe environment but will also learn important and innovative skills. Now that is something that will help you sleep at night!

Our camps incorporate the five 21st Century Skills in all aspects of camp life.  We believe experiences and skills at camp contain life lessons which travel with campers as they grow older.  These lessons prepare our campers to become leaders when they eventually enter the “real world.”

The fast-paced camp environment, packed with excitement and transitions, requires campers to learn how to think on their feet. Our counselors guide campers to think about the circumstances of each situation and their reactions. This allows campers to decide how to best approach each situation they are faced with. We embrace these five “super skills”:

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving | Creativity & Innovation
Communication & Collaboration  Flexibility & Adaptability | Initiative & Self-Direction

These are tools campers will need to succeed! We are here to help them on their way to becoming the leaders of tomorrow while building memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

CDR is a very special place: summer after summer, our campers walk away with new skills, lasting friendships & memories for a lifetime.

We look forward to welcoming you to our camp family.

Yours in Camping,

Dana Gottfried
Director

Camp Deeny Riback

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