2021 Camps Magazine - Page 4

Weinstein JCC Summer Camp


What kind of training does camp staff have ?
Before they begin working at camp , our staff undergo an intensive , multi-day professional training that includes review of CDC COVID-19 protocols , behavior and group management and age specific training . Staff members are CPR / First Aid certified and receive emergency response training .
What should my child bring / wear to camp ?
All campers should wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothes that can get dirty . The basics include : dairy lunch for Hilbert and Camp Ganim and dairy lunch and morning snack for Specialty campers ( see page 8 for more details on lunch and snacks ), water bottle , sunscreen , hat , two swim suits for Hilbert campers or one swim suit and goggles for Specialty Camp and Ganim campers , a towel , and a change of clothes . All items campers bring to camp should be labeled with camper ' s name . A more detailed list of items to bring ( or not to bring ) will be included in the parent manuals sent out prior to each camp program , and also in email blasts leading up to and during camp .
What if my camper has allergies or needs to take medication during camp ?
If your child has any medical needs , please indicate this when completing the Camp Health Form provided prior to the start of camp . In addition , please contact the camp director who can work directly with you and your camper ’ s counselor with regard to your child ’ s specific needs . A completed medical authorization form with a doctor ' s signature is required .
How will campers be transported to and from Camp Hilbert ?
Your child ’ s safety is our number one priority . Camp Hilbert transports campers on Weinstein JCC buses and vans . All drivers are at least 21 years old , have completed background checks , and are trained in emergency preparedness policies and protocol . * COVID-19 protocols will be enforced .
Does my family need to be Jewish in order to attend camps at the JCC ?
The JCC is open to all ! You do not need to be Jewish to be a member or attend our programs including camp . Our camps infuse Jewish virtues and values such as kindness , community and respect ( that are also universal virtues and values !) into everyday programs and provide opportunities to learn about Jewish culture .
Does my family need a membership in order to attend camps at the JCC ? JCC membership is not required to register and attend Camp ; however , our members do receive discounted rates on programs . To find out more about the perks of a Weinstein JCC membership , please visit weinsteinjcc . org or contact our Membership Department at 285-6500 .
How can I add or change camps or sessions ?
Camp changes and additions are subject to availability . Changes made after May 2 will be subject to a $ 35 fee per camp per week .
Will I get to meet camp staff before the summer begins ?
Yes ! Camp Hilbert and Specialty Camp families will have the opportunity to meet camp staff ( virtually ) at Meet the Counselor Night on June 17 at 7 p . m . New Hilbert families will be able to see the Camp and meet the staff on June 13 at 11 a . m . Camp Ganim ’ s Open House will be facilitated by each classroom / teacher prior to camp starting .