Hours of Operation
What kind of training does camp staff have?
Before they begin working at Camp, our staff undergo an intensive, multiday professional training that includes behavior and group management and age specific developmental 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 Specialty campers, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, two swimsuits for Hilbert campers or one swimsuit 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 their name. A more detailed list of items to bring (or not to bring) will be included in the parent manuals sent out prior to camp, and 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 pertinent camp director who can work directly with you and your camper’s counselor about 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 protocols.
Does my family need to be Jewish 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 (that are also universal virtues and values!) into everyday programs and provide opportunities to learn about Jewish culture.
Does my family need a membership 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 and priority registration. To find out more about the perks of a Weinstein JCC membership, please visit weinsteinjcc.org or contact our Membership Office at 804-545-8636.
How can I add or change camps or sessions?
Camp changes and additions are subject to availability. Changes made after April 28 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 at Meet the Counselor Night on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm.
Please read carefully before you complete your camper’s application forms.
Changes in enrollment/cancellation policy:
Changes to programs, schedules, or additional options made after April 28 are subject to a $35 administration fee per change, per camper.
Cancellations for any reason will be processed as follows:
After June 2, there will be no refunds for withdrawals from camp. All camp fees are due in full by June 2 unless a payment plan has been arranged with our Registration Manager, Marianne Krumpe.
You’ve submitted your Weinstein JCC Summer Camps Application Forms, so now what?
When you submit your application, you will receive an email marking your Applied status. You will receive an additional email when your spot is confirmed, and you are Enrolled.
Please review your Confirmation Email to ensure that the session(s) for which your camper(s) is/are registered are correct. You will receive one Confirmation Letter per camper. For any changes you would like to make, please contact our Registration Manager Marianne Krumpe. All requested changes must be submitted in writing via email.
Before Camp begins, it is important for us to have more information about your camper(s). These forms allow us to get to know your camper before their time with us so that we can provide the best possible experience, as well as to keep them safe while in our care.
All camper forms will be available in your CampInTouch Account beginning March 1. Our goal is for all camper forms to be fully online this year, to avoid the amount of printing and scanning you have to do. We require all forms to be returned by June 2.
Please read carefully before you complete your camper’s application.
Registrations are processed in the order they are received. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Member Only registration will take place from 1/30-2/5. Weinstein JCC family memberships must remain active throughout the entire camp session to receive member rates. For information on Weinstein JCC membership, please contact our Membership Office at 804-545-8636.
If you need financial assistance, please contact Andrea Costanzo at firstname.lastname@example.org to request scholarship information. Deadline for scholarship applications is February 28.
INCLUSION AT SUMMER CAMP
Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! The inclusion of campers with different abilities is important to us. If your child receives support services during the school year and/or may need additional support to successfully participate in summer camp at the Weinstein JCC, please contact Andrea Costanzo our Director of Inclusion and Support Services at email@example.com or call 545-8658 to determine enrollment eligibility.
All our Camps require supplemental forms such as health forms and permissions forms, to be completed and submitted prior to the first session that a camper will attend camp. No camper will be able to attend camp unless these forms are on file. All supplemental forms will be sent electronically to parents, so please be on the look-out for these forms.
PHOTO AND VIDEOGRAPHY
The Weinstein JCC reserves the right to photograph and videotape camp and sports activities for use in publicity and promotional materials. Please notify us in writing if you do not wish for your child’s photo to be used.
View our 2023 Summer Camp Magazine here!