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Capital Camps

Capital Camps and Retreat Center

Individual Growth – Collective Future

Project Details


The Jewish Communities of Washington DC and Baltimore partnered to redevelop its 367-acre resident camp that had been operating since 1987 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.  Almost all existing camp facilities were removed and replaced with several villages of camper housing and the development of a main camp commons.  The commons included four major buildings, Aleph and Bet Lodges, the Arts Center, and the dining Hall.  A series of program activities areas surround the commons, including the aquatics center, activity field and courts, adventure center, and zip line down the lake. These comprehensive enhancements were completed in 2005, resulting in an enriched and modernized camp facility that stands as a testament to both organizations.

The success of the camp and the retreat programs prompted additional investments in the retreat facilities, including expanding guest housing and meeting spaces positioned adjacent to the Dining Hall and Lodge Bet.