Summer 2020 FAQ
Will camp start as scheduled on June 29?
(A) Right now, unless we are told differently by our state/local government, we are planning to start camp on June 29.
Will camp hours be different this summer?
(A) No, camp will still run as scheduled from 9am-4pm.
If camp does not start on June 29th, can I register my camper for other camp weeks?
(A) Yes! You can pick whatever works for you and we will apply your payment to those weeks.
Can I change the weeks from my initial registration?
(A) Yes! Changes can be made right in your CampMinder account.
What if I am not comfortable sending my child to camp at this time. Can I get a refund?
(A) Yes! We are happy to refund your account OR you can leave your payments already made in your account to apply towards your 2021 registration.
What if camp does not open at all this summer? Will I get a refund?
(A) Yes! Refunds will be granted or you will be offered an incentive to leave your payments already made in your account to apply towards your 2021 registration.
How can you assure that other campers and staff aren’t sick upon arrival at camp?
(A) All campers and staff will be prescreened before coming to camp with questions that have been recommended by the CDC. In addition, before entering the camp program, all camp staff and campers will be required to have their temperature taken.
Will the format of camp look different from previous summers?
(A) While this summer may look different from previous summers with adherence to social distancing guidelines, our programming with continue to provide memories that will last a lifetime.
Will my camper have to wear a mask this summer to camp?
(A) Right now the CDC is not recommending that campers wear masks at camp. Staff will have masks and gloves in their bags to use if necessary.
Will extra measures be taken to ensure the overall cleanliness of the camp? (ie. extra sanitizing and disinfecting)
(A) Yes! In addition to the thorough cleaning that the JCC already does, we will use all cleaning protocols that the CDC requires and recommends.
Can I bring my own food into camp?
(A) The JCC Rockland campus is a nut free, kosher facility and we do not allow campers to bring food from home. We are working closely with our camp caterer to ensure that our camp lunch continues to be delivered adhering to the strict guidelines required.
How will the camp program adhere to social distancing?
(A) Campers will “travel” with their group and enjoy their daily activities. Large gatherings will be prohibited, program activities will be limited to individual groups and lunch will be served picnic style to avoid congestion in the lunch tent.
How will camp handle the sharing of supplies?
(A) In any “hands on” activities, if the CDC recommends, campers will be provided gloves that will be worn and disposed of after each activity. In those activities where equipment is shared, all equipment will be cleaned after each group and campers will need to wash their hands immediately following the activity. This is only if the CDC allows these types of activities (to be determined).
Will my camper still be able to swim this summer?
(A) According to the CDC, campers should still be able to swim this summer. However, we will adhere to social distancing recommendations and will have less campers in the pool at one time.
What will be the camper to counselor ratio?
(A) The CDC recommends that group sizes remain small with no more than 10 campers per group.
What is the protocol should a camper or staff member come down with Covid-19?
(A) If a camper or staff member becomes sick, we will follow all guidelines as required and recommended by the CDC. In addition, as of today, if this should happen the CDC recommends that the facility close for 48 hours.
June 29 – Aug 21
(no camp July 3)
Campers ages 18 months-entering Pre-K
Campers entering grades K-5
Campers entering grades 3-8
Counselor in Training (CIT) Program
Teens entering grades 9-10
Meet Carrie Sakin, JCC Camp Director.
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You guys are amazing! Gianni had the best time ever. He was sad it had to end. I want to thank the JCC for focusing on hope and positivity rather than fear. It was inspiring
Thank you so much for the Jameson Family on behalf of Julian! He had such a wonderful summer! We are so grateful for you all – your staff did a great job and you all thought of everything during this pandemic so the campers were safe and happy.
We were so lucky to accidentally land at the JCC! Our kids had an incredible summer, with loving counselors, awesome activities and a feeling of safety. They left home and came home with a smile each day
Thank you for taking such good care of my kids! They had an amazing summer and they were sad to leave. You promised us a safe summer and it worked out amazing!
Dan had such a great experience in the CIT program. I am so grateful for all your hard work, time, dedication and care getting this together.
Thank you for doing such a fantastic job on running camp this summer! Eden had a wonderful experience being a counselor and we were so impressed with your ability to provide everyone with an excellent time at camp, while maintaining all of the necessary requirements to keep everyone healthy.
Dillan has an absolute blast every day and you and your staff were amazing! It was a breath of fresh air to see your smiling faces every morning.
I want to thank you, Jenna and everyone who worked with Sarah for making her summer sooooo spectacular!! We are so greatful to all of you! Sarah has soared this summer! Thank you!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! You have been a lifesaver for us. We trusted you with our son and you gave him a fantastic seven weeks of fun in the sun at camp JCC.