The American Camp Association® (ACA) believes the organized camp experience is a vital component in the development and education of a child. Camps build the necessary skills to prepare campers to assume roles as successful adults.

Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to help support JCC Camp Ruach. Choose the one that best fits you.

Not sure which is the best fit for you? Contact camp at:
(908) 443-9002.


JCC Camp Ruach believes EVERY child should be able to attend camp regardless of their financial need. Camp Ruach gives out over $200,000 in financial assistance to help campers attend camp each season.

Each dollar donation helps to give another child the opportunity to experience all the amazing programs that Camp Ruach has to offer. We have two camp specific funds that you can give as a one-time donation, annually or monthly.

In memory of a camp parent who believed strongly in the importance of camping for all children.

In memory of a camp alumni who loved spending his summers at JCC Camp Ruach.


Legacy Gifts

Be Remembered Forever

Join the JCC/Camp Ruach Legacy Society.  Simply sign the Letter of Intent, expressing your wish to include the JCC/Camp Ruach in your estate plans. We hope you will let us know when you have done this, so that we may thank you for your generosity and keep you informed of the JCC and Camp Ruach’s ongoing plans and successes.

Learn More about Legacy Gifts

Donations or Tributes

Tribute cards are a wonderful way to celebrate a life event (birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversary, wedding, etc.) They are also a wonderful way to teach Tzedakah (charity).

Tribute cards are also available to send condolences or caring thoughts to friends and family while supporting JCC Camp Ruach. With a minimum donation of $18, Camp Ruach will send out a tribute letter on your behalf.

Please be sure to include the tribute details in the tribute section of the online form

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Preparing for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an amazing time in your life, a culmination of your energy, excitement, hard work and achievement. Mazel Tov! Combining your love of camp with this exciting rite of passage is a wonderful way to give back. Consider these opportunities for Mitzvah projects:

Camp Ruach believes every child should attend camp regardless of financial need. Asking for donations to camp scholarship as your Mitzvah project is a wonderful way to “pay it forward” and send another child to camp. Want to take it to another level? See if you can get a company to match your donation.

Whether brand new or lightly used, camp can always use equipment for sports, art and other areas of camp. Mix your favorite activity with a drive for supplies for Camp Ruach.

Throughout the year, there are many areas for volunteering at the JCC. From helping with our garden to volunteering at our Sunday respite program for children with special needs. The options are endless!

Below is the JCC’s legal name and Tax ID for referencing when making charitable donations and matching gifts:
Jewish Community Center of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, Inc.
Tax ID: 223681640

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smiles is a program which donates 0.5% of the purchase price of items to non-profit organizations specified by the purchaser.

It’s really easy, just start with this link