Letter for Florida Families
Director of New Families &
Director of Operations, Camp Zeke
Summer: Lakewood, PA
Winter: New York, NY
2021 Parent Handbook and Policy Updates
We are pleased to share our 2021 Parent Handbook! This has all the information you need to prepare for camp, so please please give it a close read. The camp forms listed on page 4 of the handbook are now live on CampInTouch. They are due by May 20th. For quick reference, please see below for a few policy updates and reminders:
COVID Safety Planning
As a reminder, please visit this webpage for our COVID safety plan. We’re working with a company that will mail you an at-home COVID test before camp. No need to go anywhere to take it! We will send more information about this as we get closer to opening day.
Due to COVID, we are unable to have campers from multiple bunks mix together on buses to camp. That means campers will need to be driven to camp this summer. Please see here for this summer’s pick-up and drop-off schedule.
For campers who fly to camp, please contact Rachel (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you will be flying from Florida, please click here for some additional information.
While calls home are motivated by the best of intentions, we have found that hearing a parent’s voice often takes kids out of camp’s happy, self-contained community and leads to homesickness that wouldn’t otherwise occur. Having seen this year after year, we are no longer scheduling calls home. In exceptional circumstances, we can still facilitate phone calls by parent request.
As a reminder, all devices with screens are strictly prohibited, including phones, tablets, kindles, iPods, and handheld game systems. We appreciate your partnership in helping us keep these devices out of camp.
For privacy reasons and to avoid any photography in the bunks, cameras should also stay home. Our photographer will post pictures all summer on CampInTouch and campers will have full access to them after camp.
The camp community is about friendships and bonding rather than gifts and physical possessions. We have found that when a camper receives a package of gifts, other campers feel left out and it distracts from the cabin community. For this reason, no packages should be sent to camp. Of course, if your camper needs an essential item, our office will be glad to coordinate with you to ensure they receive it.
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We can’t wait to have your campers join us again in 2021, and we look forward to another wonderful summer together. Please read the Parent Handbook closely. It explain everything you need as you get ready for camp. Of course, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions as you prepare for the experience.