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Shalom Institute (Camp JCA Shalom)

We've Been Having Fun Since 1951!

JCA Shalom’s vision of Tikun Olam (creating a better World) is fulfilled through a positive Jewish living experience. In our warm and supportive community environment, campers are able to live, learn, and play in a group setting that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.

Campers participate in a variety of dynamic programs and activities that develop a wealth of new skills and interests. From our youngest campers, to our counselors-in-training, Camp JCA Shalom promises a fun-filled adventure that will have you coming back year after year. We invite you to come and enjoy the beauty of nature, the feeling of community, the comfort of friends, the joy of learning, and the experience of a lifetime!

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



Sylmar, California 91342



Malibu 90265

Campers per Session

Medium (100-399 campers)

Staff to Camper Ratio



Coed, Non-binary

Dietary Needs

Allergy accommodations, Gluten-free accommodations, Kosher, Kosher (no supervision), Vegetarian

Disabilities / Inclusion

Full Inclusion, Partial Inclusion

Meet The Director

Joel Charnick

Joel has been at Camp JCA Shalom for 32 summers and has been the Director of camp for 17 years. Jewish Camping is his life's passion.
Joel has been the Director of Camp JCA Shalom since 2003. Joel graduated from the University of Arizona went to graduate school at AJU, where he obtained his MBA and met his wife Rachel.