Community Message



June 16, 2017


Have you ever spent a hot summer day swimming in a Maine lake?  How about a walk through the woods, looking for signs of wildlife?  Do you remember what it was like to roast marshmallows over a campfire and look at the stars?  All this and more is a regular part of a summer spent at Center Day Camp (CDC).  For over 65 years, CDC has offered a quintessential Maine summer camp experience to campers of all backgrounds ages 5-15. A program of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, we offer swimming, theater, arts and crafts, hiking, nature, mountain biking, archery, athletics, sailing, boating and many more activities on 27 acres on Sebago Lake in Windham. Transportation is included, with many convenient bus stops locations.


Since 1949, our program has worked hard to allow children of all backgrounds and faiths to experience the joys of summer play in the Maine Outdoors.  Center Day Camp fosters a strong sense of belonging and connection. All are welcome, and everyone at camp is valued and celebrated. Counselors stress kindness, respect and character in everything that they do. Our grounding and history as a Jewish camp means that our programs offer a unique focus on universal values like integrity, honesty, responsibility, caring for one another and for the earth. We are a child-centered program that seeks to support children as they build confidence, make new friends, explore new interests, discover their abilities and learn new skills.


Our founders had the vision to create a community setting in an ideal location.  That means Center Day Camp is not just for our children, it is for all of us.  We are a community asset and we want for you to join us for the joy that we experience at CDC.  We welcome our community to attend our weekly Shabbat gathering, Friday afternoons at 3PM.  Our annual Family Day is Sunday, July 23rd, and we invite our whole community to come for a brief theatrical performance, a BBQ lunch, and a swim at our beach!  All of our CDC staff will be on hand. We welcome our whole community to access our beach, check out our playground, and take a swim!  Please, no dogs.


If you have any questions about our programming or property usage, please email  We hope to see you at the lake!



Shabbat Shalom!