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JCC Grossman Camp
Dover, MA

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Winter - 617-244-5124
Summer - 781-329-9300

294 Powissett St
Dover, MA 02030

333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459

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CAMPER AGES: 4 1/2 -15 years


CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. Everyone welcome

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Grossman’s inclusive program offers campers with mild to moderate disabilities a regular camp program under the guidance of experienced counselors. There is also the opportunity for inclusion with extra support. A limited number of spaces are available for this program and interviews are required.

Please contact the JCC Camp Grossman Special Needs Director at 617-244-5124 or contact grossman-special-needs[AT] for more information on this program.

Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wrestling, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Archery, Batting Cages, Board Games, Climbing Wall & Tower, Cooking, Dance, Drama, Football, Guitar, Gymnastics, Jewelry Making, Jewish Culture, Kickball, Knitting, Mountain Biking, Nature, Newcomb, Photography, Ropes/challenge Course, Sewing, Soccer, Softball, Street Hockey, T-ball, Video Production & Volleyball.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located just a short distance from the Greater Boston Area on 75 wooded acres on the Hale Reservation.

From the Intersection of Routes 128 and 109 Westwood, (exit 16B, Rte. 128). Follow 109 West to Dover Road. Turn right on Dover Road and follow about 1-1/2 miles to camp entrance on right. Follow the camp access road to the parking lot.

CAMP FACILITIES: Grossman Camp is located on 75 acres in the Hale Reservation in Westwood, Massachusetts. This natural, rustic setting affords many opportunities to observe and learn from the environment as we go about the camp day. Grossman’s modern, well-maintained facilities include:

- Fully equipped waterfront for swimming, fishing and boating
- Large playing fields and courts
- Lodge and shelter buildings
- Street hockey rink
- Ropes/challenge course
- Climbing walls and zip line
- Amphitheatre
- Arts & crafts complex, housing arts & crafts, jewelry-making, sewing and ceramics
- Wrestling center
- Strictly kosher food service provided for overnights and special events

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Grossman campers have varying interests and abilities, and at camp they have lots of choices.

Once they arrive, boys and girls participate in the program at a pace appropriate to their age. As they mature, they have more elective choices. Everyone receives Red Cross-approved instructional swim and participates in free swim under the supervision of trained instructors and lifeguards.


Stuart Silverman, Assistant Vice President, Camping Services

Stuart Silverman directs JCC Grossman Camp and also oversees JCC Camp Kingswood and JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts + Science Camp. He began his career at Grossman in 1977 as a counselor, then moved on to Unit Head and Assistant Director before being promoted to the Director position in 1990. Stuart retired as a veteran guidance counselor at Lexington High School in 2009 to devote himself full time to the JCC camps. He received a BA in History from The George Washington University; a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Springfield College; and an MA in Educational Administration from Boston College.

Sue Green, Assistant Director of Camping Services

Sue Green has been at Grossman for more than 25 summers; during the cooler months she works in the JCC Camping Services office and is also responsible for the JCC School Vacation Programs. At camp, she supervises the Lower Camp, the Kehillah Unit, and Jewish programming. In addition, Sue teaches hebrew school at Temple Emanuel. She received her BA's in Sociology and Education from Clark University and an MSW from Boston College. A Jewish educator at heart, she spent many years as the principal of a synagogue religious school.

Leslie Hochstein, Assistant Director

Leslie Hochstein has been at Grossman since 2007 when she started as a Unit Head. In 2009 she was promoted to Specialist Supervisor and in 2011 Leslie joined the JCC year-round as the Coordinator of Special Events and Recruiting for JCC Camping Services before becoming an Assistant Director in 2012. Leslie now supervises Intermediate Village and the Kibbutz program, as well as all of the camp Specialists. She is also responsible for coordinating Empow Workshop at the JCC. Prior to working at Grossman, Leslie stayed home with her young children after retiring from her first career as a criminal defense trial attorney with The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Politics from Mount Holyoke College and a JD from Boston College.

David Wolf, Assistant Director

David Wolf joined the Grossman staff in 1983 and currently oversees Upper Camp. He is often better known as "Mr. Maccabiah". In the off-season, he works at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton, where he teaches fifth grade and is the head of the Intermediate Division. He received a BA from Trinity College.

Sharon Lane, Transportation Director and Business Manager of Camping Services

Sharon Lane joined the summer Grossman staff in 2009. In 2012 she became Assistant Director of Transportation and then assumed the position of Director of Transportation in 2013. In addition, she joined the JCC year round as Business Manager of Camping Services in the fall of 2012. She received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UMass, Amherst and an MBA from Bentley University.

Diane Saltzberg, Special Needs Director

Diane Saltzberg has been involved in camping for more than 25 years, and has been Special Needs Director at Grossman for more than 15 summers. Diane retired from the Weston Public Schools after 40 years as a School Adjustment Counselor and more recently retired from Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon. In the off-season she is taking some well deserved time off.

Josh Shapiro, Waterfront Director
Josh Shapiro has overseen the Grossman waterfront for more than 40 summers. When he’s not swimming, Josh teaches seventh grade at the Dexter School in Brookline.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselors in Training (CITs), for boys and girls entering grade 10, learn the tools necessary to become counselors at Grossman Camp, while building personal leadership and communication skills, doing community service work, and participating in Maccabiah, a summer-long, lightly competitive activity that includes athletic and non-athletic challenges. CITs are assigned work with groups of campers, under supervision, in addition to their own recreational activities and skill sessions. Most Grossman Camp Junior Counselors are graduates of the CIT program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The JCC, together with generous individual and foundation donors, offer some financial assistance for campers on the basis of financial need only. For more information and a confidential conversation, please contact the Camp Office at 617-244-5124.

To access the financial form, click on: Our Camp Website Link:

JCC Grossman Camp


1. June 23-June 27
2. June 30-July 3 (no camp on July 4)
3. July 7-July 11
4. July 14-July 18
5. July 21-July 25
6. July 28-August 1
7. August 4-August 8
8. August 11-August 15
9. Special Week August 18-August 22 (alternate transportation applies)

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Specialists : Basketball, Boating, Climbing Wall, Dance, Jewelry Making, Waterfront and Wrestling

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Contact Sue Green at sgreen[AT] for additional information

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