The Children and Camp Departments run year-round here at the JEA. We are here for all of your childcare needs. Our programs include: Before and After School Care, Days at the J, Kids’ Night Out and JEA Camp Savannah. 


In all of our programs we strive to provide children with nurturing experiences that will help promote social, emotional and intellectual development. Our diverse programs teach universal values that will encourage children to explore aspects of Jewish traditions while remaining culturally sensitive to others. We provide a positive atmosphere that is fundamentally focused on creating lasting and positive relationships with others.


Check out our individual programs to learn more about us!

DJ Horton has been the Director of the Camp & Children's program for over a decade. Thousands of children throughout Savannah know and love DJ for his leadership, guidance and love of children.  Perhaps the greatest compliment to DJ is that dozens of former campers are now Team Leaders and Counselors. DJ can be contacted directly at

Jackie Laban, our Assistant Camp & Children's Director has been working in Children’s and Camp programs for almost 15 years. A former camper, Jackie loves guiding children through all stages of life.  She was instrumental in administering COVID school when the JEA transitioned to an all-day remote learning facility two years ago. Jackie loves "all things water" and is an accomplished water skier. Jackie can be contacted directly at

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