FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will camp look like in summer 2021?
We wish we could say 100% that we know what camp will look like. We are in the process of going through scenario planning for camp so that we are prepared for next summer. After successfully running camp through last summer during COVID, we learned how to face many unexpected challenges that we may be presented with in the future. We will be developing plans that can be adapted to whatever comes our way next spring/summer. 

 

As of now, we are planning to offer some off-site trips, as well as bring in some exciting new on-site experiences for 2021. As we learn more about what we are able to do, we will continue to communicate consistently with you throughout the coming weeks and months.

 

One piece that we can tell you about is the new and improved campsite at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds! Construction is taking place at this very moment that will provide us with:

  • A brand new shelter with all new amenities (in addition to our already existing shelter)

  • A completely new swimming pool complex, located directly adjacent to our campsite

  • More space for us to operate on-site during inclement weather

 

How do I register for summer 2021?
To register for Camp Kehilla Summer 2021, simply click here and follow the prompts. If your child is a returning camper, their information should already be stored. All you have to do is simply confirm that the information is correct, and update anything that has changed. You are entitled to a 10% Early Bird discount if you register and pay in full by Friday, February 28, 2021. Through the generosity of our donors, financial assistance and/or payment plans are available for those who need it.

 

Does my child need an assessment/reassessment?
Just like last year, every new camper must have an assessment, and every returning camper must have a reassessment. The assessment for new campers provides us with an opportunity to meet you and your camper(s) to see first-hand how we can best support your child throughout the summer. The reassessment process for returning campers allows us to see how we can continue to best meet your camper’s needs for another successful summer.


What is your refund policy?
Below is our refund policy as of today. Just like last spring, if we feel that it is necessary to modify these dates and deadlines due to circumstances in the community, we will. 

 

If camp is unable to open due to government regulations, or if camp chooses not to open at its own discretion, you will receive a full refund, including your deposit, without penalty.
 
Should a family decide to cancel on their own, all normal cancellation policies will apply: 

  • Deposits of $500 per camper are fully refundable through February 14, 2021

  • All balances paid (excluding deposit) will be refundable through May 15, 2021

 

Will camp run at full capacity?
As of today, as a precautionary measure, we will not be initially opening registration at full capacity. We are being mindful that COVID-19 protocols may necessitate the need to maintain additional space in camp. We will be monitoring our numbers and our needs on an ongoing basis and will make adjustments accordingly.

 

Will there be transportation?

Yes! Bus transportation will again be offered for campers to and from the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds for the summer of 2021. Please see the layout of the plan by clicking here.

Do you accept payment from Self-Direction?

Yes, self-direction will reimburse for Camp Kehilla. The process is as follows:

  1. Families must pay for the total amount for camp prior to Tuesday, June 1. If the amount poses a challenge, we offer payment plans. Please contact us for more information.

  2. Since Self-Direction bills based on attendance, Camp Kehilla will submit the participant’s dates of attendance to their specific agency after their last day.

  3. Their agency would then reimburse them directly after that.

 

What if I need an extra week of camp at the end of the summer?
Families in need of additional respite at the end of the camp season should look into Post Camp 2021. If you are interested in a ninth week of services after the last week of camp, please reach out to Amanda Burns, LMSW by emailing aburns@sjjcc.org.
*This is available as a fee for service program, or through OPWDD funding.

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