4 2016

Camp Barney Hosts 2017 Info Session - Reception for Savannah Families

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance 5111 Abercom Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Contact Dana Linfoot

Camp Barney Medintz to Host Info Session and Reception in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) – Camp Barney Medintz (Camp Barney), summer resident camp of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, will present its annual new musical multi-image production and dessert reception in Savannah on Sunday, December 4th, at the Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, at 1:00 pm. Jim Mittenthal, Director, and Susan Berger, Associate Director, will meet with new and returning families, answer questions pertaining to the 2017 summer camp season, and provide applications for registration.

Located in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Barney is situated on 540 wooded acres surrounding two lakes, just 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. According to Mr. Mittenthal, the setting facilitates “every imaginable activity”, including water skiing, wake boarding, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, leaping off the “Blob” or soaring down the 180-foot “Hurricane” water slide, horseback riding, zip lining, whitewater rafting, tennis, all land/court sports, theatre, crafts, music, Israeli culture, dance, film studio, cooking classes, mountain biking, climbing the adjacent Appalachian Trail and a series of high-adventure rock climbing, rappelling and ropes courses. Specific age groups will also enjoy fencing, karate, ceramics and scuba diving!

Camp Barney, celebrating its 55th summer season, has created “a unique community that is all about adventure and self-discovery, exhilarating activities and exciting events, being in a strong culturally Jewish environment with really great friends, all under the supervision of an outstanding group of mature, talented, conscientious, and enthusiastic staff,” said Mr. Mittenthal.

Camp Barney annually develops new construction projects to improve its spectacular mountain facility. Recent additions include a major cultural and performing arts complex, an exciting new sports complex, an expansive camper kitchen, the new health center, a brand new second swimming pool with double water slides, and the construction of many brand new cabins which will be completed before campers arrive in 2017!

Registration is open for new and returning campers. For more information about the two-week and four-week options, or staff opportunities, email, call the Camp Barney office in Atlanta at 678-812-3844, or our Camp Barney Savannah Parent Representative Dana Linfoot at 912-658-4913 and

About Camp Barney Medintz
Camp Barney Medintz is a premier Jewish overnight providing a magical summer experience to more than 1,200 campers from metro Atlanta, 26 states coast to coast, and several countries since 1963. Located amidst the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, Camp Barney is nestled on 540 acres of pine forests and exceptional facilities surrounding two private lakes. Every imaginable activity is offered including swimming, boating, water skiing, horseback riding, technical rock climbing, zip lines, tennis, all field and court sports, mountain biking, music, dance, theater, arts & crafts, radio station, movie production, cooking school, Israeli culture, karate, scuba diving, whitewater rafting, and much more.

About the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)
The MJCCA is committed to strengthening the quality of life throughout metro-Atlanta, and is recognized as one of the most highly regarded Jewish community centers nationally. From preschoolers and adolescents, to young adults and seniors, the MJCCA offers unique and engaging programs, events and services for every member of the community. Please visit us on the web at



Caption: Savannah campers enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones at one of the South’s premiere resident camps, the MJCCA’s Camp Barney Medintz. A 2017 info session and dessert reception is on Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 pm at the Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance.

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Sponsor: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta