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Durham, NC Community

Camp Shelanu

For fun. For friends. Forever.

The award-winning and National Inclusion Project accredited Camp Shelanu is one of the Triangle’s most beloved day camps. With camps that allow campers to experiment with visual and performing arts, teamwork and leadership in sports, wildlife and nature conservation, STEM, and more, there’s something for every one. Also unique to Camp Shelanu is that our campers get to swim every day, with swim lessons for campers who need them included in your camp tuition! Campers of all ages splash in our two outdoor pools, zip down one of the tallest water slides in the Triangle, team build on a ropes course, go on field trips, dance, play, and foster old and new friendships both in the warm summer sun and in the AC-cooled Levin JCC and Lerner School.

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



Durham, 27705



Durham, 27705

Campers per Session

Medium (100-399 campers)

Staff to Camper Ratio



Coed, Non-binary

Swim Instruction


Specialty Program(s)

Arts, Environment, Science & Technology, Sports

Dietary Needs

Allergy accommodations, Kosher style, Not Kosher

Disabilities / Inclusion

Full Inclusion

Meet The Director

Jack Reitz

Since graduating from UNC's School of Education in 2011, he has taught in schools across the Triangle as well as in New York City. Before coming to Camp Shelanu, Jack was a team-building and leadership instructor for the US Army and worked for Camp SAY, a sleep-away camp for young people who stutter.