Summer camp begins in less than a month – have you registered yet?
Here are some of the most-asked questions we’ve received, all compiled here for your convenience. Space is limited so register as soon as possible. If you have any additional questions, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will drop-off and pick-up look like?
Each family will sign in and out on their smartphone, as well as complete an online daily health questionnaire, using the Remini app. To offer social distancing during drop-off and pick-up times, there will be designated spots, 6 feet apart, to stand when waiting at the front door.
Will snacks be provided?
Two snacks a day will be provided during weeks 1-6.
Will lunches be available?
Kosher lunches are available three times a week: Mac and Cheese on Mondays, Quesadilla on Wednesdays and Pizza on Fridays. Each meal is $6.50 when ordered a week in advance. Order here.
Will I see pictures of my children during the day?
Counselors will send reports and pictures to parents through the Remini app.
What safety precautions will be in place as far as COVID-19?
The East Valley is accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council for its cleaning and disinfection protocols. The staff will be cleaning the learning pod spaces several times per day and record their cleaning efforts on a checklist that is reviewed and monitored by camp leadership. Each evening a cleaning crew does a thorough cleaning of the entire facility. Additionally, all staff wear masks and children ages 3s and older also wear masks. When masks come off during meal times, nap times and during outdoor play, children are socially distanced. Additionally, campers will remain in the same small group (“pod”) throughout the day.
Will there be any field trips this summer?
Children in grades Pre-K to 9th grade will swim at Escalante Pool in Tempe twice a week. Campers will travel there and back in a licensed school bus driven by a licensed bus driver. Social distancing guidelines will be implemented on the bus and everyone will be required to wear masks. The pool area is reserved for Camp Rimon campers and staff only during that time. Campers will be supervised by certified lifeguards, as well as our trained counselors who will be in the pool with the campers.
Older children will also participate in virtual reality field trips on the EVJCC campus. They will also be able to play educational and interactive games using our new virtual reality system. Younger campers will take virtual field trips on Zoom.
Will there be special guests at the camp?
Yes, we will have Israeli artist Tal Dvir teaching sketching and painting to the older campers and we are still scheduling other special guests. They will follow CDC guidelines.
My child loves singing and dancing. Is Camp Rimon the right place for her?
Yes! We have a wonderful music specialist, Erez Kessler, who provides many musical opportunities through the week. Week 5 has a “Who’s Got Talent” theme and includes a talent show and campers will sing and dance in a campwide Rock Show during Week 7. For the full list of weekly themes, view the brochure here.
How will the Rock Show work?
Each age group performance will be recorded during camp hours and the video will debut virtually through Zoom. Camp Katan’s show is July 22 and Camp Gadol’s is July 15.
Will there be any overnights this year?
Campers in third grade and older will be invited to “Late Nights at the J” on June 9, July 7 and July 21. The evenings, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., will include games, activities, movies, dinner and snacks. Cost is $25 for campers, $45 for non-campers.
Will there be a chance to meet the camp directors?
Yes! A virtual Meet the Directors session will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 26. Camp Rimon’s leadership team will be able to answer any additional questions you have. The session will be recorded. Send your camp questions to email@example.com. Register for the Zoom session here.