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About us

About us

Vision & Mission

Who we are

Centre Camp is the destination where children come together to explore, celebrate, and nurture their Jewish life and connection to Israel. Centre Camp is a place to foster independence and a true camp community while growing leaders of tomorrow within a classic summer camp environment.

How we show it

The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp provides outdoor adventure and fun for campers every day. Through our caring and inspiring staff, creative and exciting programming situated in our state-of-the-art facilities, we provide children with life changing experiences while building a strong connection to the Jewish community. We foster a sense of adventure and love of the outdoors while encouraging teamwork and inclusivity. Through our exceptional programs and unique opportunities, campers celebrate and explore their Judaism while developing a love for Israel.

Sherri Ettedgui

Sherri Ettedgui

Director of JCC Camping

sherri@centrecamp.ca

Sherri has an M.A. and B.A. in Education and a deep-rooted connection to Jewish identity and community building as she spent five years at March of the Living as the Associate National Director and eight years before that as the Toronto Director. Sherri always had a tremendous passion for camping and in 2018, she opened Camp Tikva, a private Jewish day camp in Toronto. We are pleased that Sherri has joined the JCC to grow The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp and our camping department. Her focus will be to help us build upon our past and expand the opportunities for children to have meaningful Jewish camp experiences, to ensure a strong future for our community.

Maya Wenger

Maya Wenger

Associate Director

maya@centrecamp.ca

Maya Wenger, who has been working at Centre Camp for 9 years, Maya is the Founder and Director of the Kochavim Hebrew Program at the Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp since its inception in 2014 providing innovative, meaningful, and exciting programming and deepening Centre Camp’s connection to Israel. The Kochavim Program was recognized as one of the top innovative programs across the national JCC Association movement. Maya believes in the power of informal Jewish education and learning language in the inspiring invite that is camp. Throughout the year, Maya focus on building the best programs by infusing her passion for and dedication for camping. In the summer Maya is managing the North Campus.

Josh Small

Josh Small

Camp Coordinator, Toronto

josh@centrecamp.ca

Josh grew up in the Bathurst Manor surrounded by the JCC community. As a member for years, his involvement at the JCC was one of the driving factors that established his desire to work in the Jewish community. As a teen and young-adult, he was extensively involved in various Jewish initiatives, and has always had a passion for driving the continuity of a strong Jewish community. After returning to Toronto from Guelph where he received his B.Sc.H., Josh decided to pursue a career in the camping environment, as he believes that camp is a crucial way of strengthening children’s connection to their Judaism through informal education. Josh is now working as the Camp Coordinator, organizing the operations and logistics of Centre Camp to ensure every camper receives an exciting and meaningful experience.