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Camp Barney Medintz

Summer overnight camp of the Marcus JCC of Atlanta

Camp Barney Medintz is located one hour north of Atlanta in the spectacular Blue Ridge mountains on 540 acres surrounding two private lakes. Affiliated with the Marcus JCC of Atlanta since 1963, “Camp Barney” serves 1200 campers & 400 staff from 25 states. Meaningful, relevant & welcoming culturally Jewish environment (kosher). Every imaginable activity offered including swimming in two pools, boating & lake adventures, horseback riding, ropes courses & zip lines, all field & court sports, all cultural & performing arts programs. Emphasis on knowing every child & hiring the “best of the best” staff to help every child feel safe, accomplished, included & loved. ACA accredited. Exceeding health & safety protocols & guidelines.

*We welcome transgender, intersex, non-binary and gender-non conforming campers



Cleveland, 30528



Atlanta, 30338

Campers per Session

Large (400-999 campers)

Staff to Camper Ratio



Coed, Non-binary

Dietary Needs

Allergy accommodations, Gluten-free accommodations, Kosher, Kosher (with supervision), Vegetarian

Disabilities / Inclusion

Camp within a Camp, Full Inclusion

Meet The Director

Danny Herz

Danny has been a leader in overnight camping for more than 13 years, and most recently served as Executive Director of URJ’s 6 Points Sports Academy, 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, and 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy. He has a 15+ year career in education, serving on the senior administrative team at Jewish schools in Southern California and South Florida. He’s held the roles of teacher, coach, dean of students, and athletic director. Danny has been involved with Jewish sports for more than 20 years, starting with coaching at the JCC Maccabi Games® and then was the first coach in Broward County, Florida to coach a McDonald’s All-American. He is an avid public speaker at camp conferences and other youth-related events. Born in South Africa, Danny has lived in the U.S. since the late 1980s. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from Ohio University. He is a certified camp director by the American Camp Association (ACA) and a certified athletic administrator (CAA) by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).