Camp FAQs

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.

For more information about summer camps at the Weinstein JCC, please contact Youth, Family, Camping & Support Services Director, Missy Bunce, at mbunce@weinsteinjcc.org or 804-545-8658.