Open Hearts. Open Minds. Strong Values.
Camp CBI is a place for children to create positive Jewish experiences which will last a lifetime. We offer an enriched atmosphere for children; age 2 all the way to rising 9th graders, in which Jewish themes and activities are interwoven into programming through movement, music, art, dance, games, science, field trips, Shabbat celebrations, and more. Camp CBI is a fun, interactive and exciting way for your child to spend their summer. Our 6-week camp runs from June 10 until July 19. Before and after camp care will be available. Babysitting weeks for younger campers ages 2 - Kindergarten will continue after our 6-week camp period ends.
Register before April 15 and take advantage of our early bird savings! Questions? Please contact Camp Administrative Director Jarrett Knepper for campers entering grades 1-9, or Clara Crider for preschool campers ages 2 to Kindergarten.
Noar Teen Traveling Camp
Noar joins CBI and other Jewish teens from around Virginia for a fantastic 1-week traveling/adventure camp experience. Campers in grades 7 - 9 will have a chance to meet Jewish teens from the region in this “exchange program,” while increasing their awareness of and identification with Judaism. It's a great opportunity to make new friends in the area and experience all the great fun our region has to offer! This year, Noar will be offered from June 24-28.
As in the past, there are a limited number of partial scholarships available for individuals who will be attending sleep-away Jewish camp during the summer of 2019. Past recipients have attended a URJ camps (Harlam, Six Points, Kutz), Capital Camps, Camp Judea, Habonim Camp, or Camp Ramah. These scholarships are need based only. Application information is not yet available.
We are happy to announce that this year we will have two new camp directors, that will bring their experienced leadership, talent, creativity and passion to Camp CBI:
Jarret Knepper - Camp Administrative Director
Jarrett Brooke Knepper has been part of the CBI family since she began volunteering with us in 2006. She is a graduate of Charlottesville High School and Guilford College, with a Bachelors in elementary education and studio art. Jarrett was also a Bonner Scholar and swam on the Guilford Women's Swim Team throughout college. Before returning to Charlottesville, Jarrett taught art at Loflin Elementary School in Asheboro, NC. She has been the Outreach Education Manager at the Virginia Discovery Museum for the past year, and will continue that role while adding Camp CBI to her duties. In her leisure time, she is a loving mom to Moss, her black lab puppy, and she loves to visit with family and friends.
Raya Rzeszut- Camp Program Director
Raya Rzeszut moved to Charlottesville in June 2014 with her family, and began working in CBI’s Preschool. In August 2018, Raya took on her current role of Office Administrator. This summer Raya will serve as the Program Director for Camp CBI. This will be her fourth summer working in the “big kids” camp. During the school year, Raya also teaches in the Religious School and serves as the Coordinator for the PJ Library and PJ Our Way programs. She has a Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Studies from Gratz College in Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies from the University of Florida. Her husband Eric is the Associate Director of Client Services at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, and their daughter Sophie is a 7th grader at Buford Middle School, who is preparing for her bat mitzvah next month.