Powered by the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, in collaboration with Gesher Jewish Day School, Camp Achva provides fun and formative summer experiences for school-age children in grades K–10. Since 1969, Camp Achva has been the premier Jewish day camp in Northern Virginia. Following a traditional day camp model, our vision is to create a safe space for campers and staff to learn and grow through building relationships with each other, engaging in meaningful programming, and embracing old and new camp traditions infused with Jewish culture.
Through daily scheduling, special events, and leadership opportunities, campers of all ages look forward to augmented, age-appropriate programming that builds upon itself each year until our campers are, ultimately, old enough to be able to join our staff as counselors themselves.
Camp Achva is excited to announce that this summer, camp will take place at a NEW location — Gesher Jewish Day School (4800 Mattie Moore Court in Fairfax)! Our new 28 acre wooded campus offers a plethora of outdoor spaces, as well as separate, indoor spaces for each camp group. Outdoor spaces for activities include: a sprawling soccer/baseball/kickball field, basketball courts, playground, and Gaga pit. New experiences for our campers this year will be use of the fire pit, garden, nature trails, outdoor brick oven for making pita and the like, and more!
Yeladim (Rising Kindergarteners)
Tzofim (Rising 1st Graders)
Chalutzim (Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders)
Amitzim (Rising 4th & 5th Graders)
Giborim (Rising 6th - 8th Graders)
Kadima Jr. (Rising 1st-3rd Graders Social Skills)
Kadima Sr. (Rising 4th-6th Graders Social Skills)
Tikvah (Rising 7th-10th Graders Life Skills)
Click on the images below to learn more about Camp Achva 2021!
Main Office: 703.537.3092, CampAchva@theJ.org
Camp Achva Director
Anat Litwok, 703.537.3041
Camp Achva Assistant Director
Greg Feitel, 703.537.3061
Kadima & Tikvah Director • Inclusion & Disabilities Services Director
Jessica Tischler, 703.537.3031
Billing and Accounts Manager
Adi Eilat Crowley, 703.537.3077
Pozez JCC welcomes the participation of all members of our community including interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Our mission includes building an inclusive and caring community. If your or your family require special accommodations in order to participate in programming, please contact 703.323.0880 or email shalom@theJ.org.