Camp Contact Information

Transportation
        Ground Transportation
        Air Transportation
        Florida Transportation  
        Self Transportation
        Directions To Camp
        Luggage

  To Be Submitted
        Medical Form
        Getting To Know You Forms- (Family History)  
        Civility Contract
        Canteen/ Apparel
        Email Picture

        Explaining The Medical Form
                Why it is Essential
                Medical Insurance
                Prescription Drug Plan  
                Allergies
                Medical Care
                Illness and Injury
                Medications
                Nursing Staff

Preparing For Camp
        Do NOT Bring to Camp
        Canteen
        Clothing
               Labeling
               Laundry
               Dress Code
               Lost and Found

Packing List
      Boys
      Girls
      Day of Departure
                Admission Card
                Nit Check
                Transportation

Making My Childs Camp Stay Comfortable
        Communications
        Phone Policy
        Voicemail System
        Camper Email
        Camper Photos
        Communication From The Camp
        Mail

Camp Contact Information
Trips and Programming
Private Sports Lessons
Tutoring and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Lessons
Leaving Camp for Special Circumstances
Leaving Camp Without permission
Tipping Policy

Visiting Day
        Directions to Camp
        Camp Visitors Policy

Food and Nutrition
Canteen

Cold Feet
        Links to Home Sickness articles
        Family History

Communication with  Parents in Atypical Situations
        Sickness/Injury
        Misbehavior

Coming Home
        Transportation
        Yearbook
        Leftover canteen money
        Free Family High Holiday Retreat

New for 2013
        Online Forms (There will be a $5.00 processing fee for all forms submitted Offline)

 

Camp Contact Information

 

 Camp Address:
    5755 Route 42, Fallsburg, NY 12733 

Camp Office:

    110 Rockaway Tpke, Lawrence, NY 11559

Phone Numbers
:
    City and Camp offices (516) 374-1528 Ext 2
    Camp Fax: (845)434-5222
    City Office Fax: (516)374-3790

Director:
    Rabbi David Shenker (516)374-1528 ext. 130


Head Counselor:

         Girls: Rivky Coffer- (516) 374-1528 ext 216
         Boys: Rabbi Yitzy Staum- (516) 374-1528 ext 226

TeeNageela Head Counselor:
         Girls: Mrs. Aliza Gold- (516)374-1528 ext 227

Nurse:
         Mrs. Yehudis Shaps RN: Home -
732-972-6281

 Emergency Contact:
         During regular business hours dial 516-374-1528 Ext 2. During other times dial 516-374-1528 Ext 911



 

Transportation

 

Ground Transportation

 

Camp Nageela provides optional transportation from/to  Lawrence,  NY, JFK Airport, East Brunswick, NJ and Baltimore MD (Girls session only)There  is  a surcharge for transportation.

 

Long Island - Bus Departure  from Long  Island  will be from Congregation  Shaaray Tefilah, 25 Central Ave., Lawrence, NY 11559 at 10:00 AM, on June 25, 2014 for the girls session, and on July 23, 2014 for boys session.  Campers should be there by 9:15 AM for a hair check (nit check) so that buses can depart on time. Bus return from camp will be at Congregation Shaaray Tefilah at 1:00 PM on July 22, 2014 for the girls session and August 19, 2014 for the boys session. The cost is $50 round trip.

 

New Jersey - Bus Departure from New Jersey will be from Young Israel of East Brunswick, 193 Dunhams  Corner Rd., East Brunswick  NJ 08816. at 10:00  AM, on June 25, 2014  for the girls session, and on July 23, 2014 for boys session.  Campers should be there by 9:15 AM for a hair check (nit check) so that buses can depart on time.  Bus return from camp will be at Young Israel of East Brunswick  at 2:00  PM on July 22, 2014 for the girls session and August 19, 2014 for the boys session. The cost is $50 round trip.

 

Maryland (Girls Only) - Van transportation will depart from Seven Mile Market, 201 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore at 9 AM on June 25, 2014. Campers will return there at 4 PM on July 22, 2014. The cost is $100 each way. Reservations must be made by June 15, and it is first come first serve.


 



 

Air Transportation (Excluding Florida)

 

As departure is early in the morning, you have two options.  You may have your child arrive the afternoon of the day before camp begins, at which time they will be met in the airport by a Nageela representative.  They will be brought to the Five Towns and we will provide for their overnight accommodations. There is a $30 each way transportation fee from the airport. They will then be brought to the bus stop at the appropriate time.  The second option is available for girls only. There will be an airport pickup from JFK at 10:30 on the morning of departure. Please make sure that the flight camper arrives on will arrive by 9:30 AM. You should inform us of your intentions at least two weeks before departure.  Please try to arrange for arrival at JFK.

Homebound

Girls.— There will be a drop off at JFK at 12:30 PM on day of departure.

Boys—Campers will return by the bus to the Lawrence departure point.  A Nageela representative will then escort them to JFK only.  Please schedule your homebound flights to depart JFK at or after 3:00 PM.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us

 


Florida Transportation

 

There will be a group flight of campers traveling from Florida on the morning which camp begins and returning on the last day of camp. They will be met in the airport by the camp bus and will go directly to camp. Please book the following flights. We will be using Jet Blue Airlines. Departing Flight on June 25: JetBlue flight 1502 leaving FLL at 6:00 am and landing in JFK at 8:43 am. Return Flight on July 22: JetBlue flight 1801 leaving JFK at 3:59 pm and landing in FLL at 7:17 pm. If your child is below age 14, in order to avoid additional charges, the airline will need to know that your child is accompanied by a chaperone. The chaperone will be emailed to you at beginning of May.


 

Self Transportation

 

Parents have the option of dropping off and picking up their child directly at the camp. If you choose to use self transportation, campers can be dropped off after 12 PM on June 25th for girls, and July 23rd for boys. Pickup on the last day of camp is at 10 AM on July 22nd for girls, and August 19th for boys.


Click here for Directions


 


Luggage

 

Each camper is permitted to bring along 2 large pieces of luggage.  All luggage should be brought with your child to the bus stop at the appointed time. All luggage should be clearly tagged with the campers name.


 


To Be Submitted

Link to Form Page


Please NOTE that any form submitted offline (with the exception of the Medical Froms) will be charged a $5.00 Processing Fee.


 

Medical Report

 

There are two options to complete your child’s medical form. To download a paper medical form click here. (You will need a username and password which you can get by calling the office. To complete an online medical form click here. There are two online medical forms, One for parents and one for your child's doctor. Please email your doctor this link  http://www.campnageela.org/ParentsDoctorOnlineMedicalForm.html

 

Please make sure that the form is filled out properly and completely.  Please remember to sign in the appropriate places and make sure the proper dates of immunizations are listed.

We strongly urge that you visit your doctor and have him/her complete the medical form.  If your doctor fills out his own form, you must attach it to the form we’ve sent you. It is especially important that the doctor complete and sign the medicine authorization form as part of the medical form. Without this, we will not be able to dispense any medication, even “over the counter” types like Tylenol.

All forms must be sent in to our office before camp begins.  We will not issue admission cards to campers who have not sent in completed medical forms. 

 

 

Getting to Know You Forms

 

While the summer experience is a positive and enjoyable one for the majority of children, there are some campers who take longer than others to adjust to their new surroundings.  When a problem arises with a homesick camper, we may spend many hours speaking to and counseling them only to find that the problems are not so much the camp environment but rather a year-round situation that surfaces during this insecure period.

It is therefore extremely important that a member of the camp staff be made aware of any unique situation that can affect a child away from home.

Areas of concern may be, but are not limited to, bed wetting, food allergies, and other medical problems, physical or emotional limitations, changing of schools, etc. Most important are difficulties at home, such as, recent or pending separation or divorce.  Please be honest with us.  The more we know before the summer, the better we are able to deal with your child during the summer.

All information will be held in strictest confidence. You can call your respective Director of Campers directly, to discuss private matters. 

 
 



Civility Contract

 

A fundamental part of the camp experience is learning the ability to live with others in peace and harmony. Camp Nageela strives to create an environment of compassion and caring. In order to emphasize our focus on this area, we request that our campers and parents sign the attached civility contract. In this contract, we remind our campers to be considerate of their fellow campers and staff and care for our beautiful facilities for us all to enjoy.
   
             
Email Picture
In order for the camp administration to get to know your child better, we ask that you please submit an updated photograph to forms@campnageela.org

 

Explaining the Medical Form

 


Why it is Essential

As you are aware, during the camp season children are more active than they are during the year.  Although we try to be as safe as possible, this can lead to injury or health issues. Please read through our medical policies carefully, so that we can work together to keep your children happy and healthy.


Medical Insurance

All campers and staff members attending camp are required to carry medical insurance.  You must furnish this information on your medical form as requested. We reserve the right to cancel registration of a camper who does not have medical insurance.

 

Prescription Drug Plan

If you have a special prescription drug plan which covers your drug charges for a minimal fee, please make sure that a copy of the card is attached to our medical form.  While our drug store accepts most plans, they do not take all of them.  We will do our best to have them accept yours.  If they refuse, however, you will be responsible for payment.

Drugs under $10 will be dispensed from our camp stock, if available, and be billed directly to you.  These drugs will not be processed through your plan.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Your medical insurance policy number is not enough for prescription insurance reimbursement.  We must have your prescription card.  If a prescription is processed without the card or if the prescription card is rejected, you will be billed by camp directly for the prescription at the drug store price.  It will be the parents’ responsibility to follow up directly with the pharmacy to resubmit your insurance information for reimbursement.

 

Allergies

Some important words from our camp doctor:

We at camp would like to do all we can to help your child fully enjoy the summer camp experience.  In the past few years we have seen an increase in seasonal allergy symptoms in the general population.

 

Studies have shown that early recognition and treatment of symptoms help reduce the frequency and severity of the “allergy attacks”.

We therefore recommend the following for parents who have a child with a history (or suspected history) or seasonal/environmental allergies.  Please, at the time of your child’s yearly physical, discuss the possibility of taking a proactive/preventative approach.  If your doctor agrees to this, it would probably involve starting your child on a course of treatment at least a few weeks prior to camp.

We will be glad to follow through on any instructions from your physician, to maintain the treatments throughout the summer.

 

 


Medical Care

 

With almost everyone on an HMO or Managed Care Program we would like to clarify our policy on using outside doctors and hospital visits for regular sick visits or in an emergency.

 


Illnesses and Injury

There is no charge for any “in house” medical care by our nurse. We will have a doctor on call, who will bill your insurance company and/or you. Of course, hospital visits, outside doctors, blood tests, x-rays, lab work or any other outside billable services our nurse or a doctor may order for the benefit of the child will be billed.

Our priority has always been and will continue to be what is in the best interest of the child.  We will contact you immediately in the event that serious outside medical services are required.  You will then have to make the choice to use upstate medical facilities/doctors or to take your child home to use your HMO/managed care doctor.  If, however, time is of the essence, and/or you cannot be reached, we will do what we must under our doctor’s instructions to insure that your child gets the best possible care regardless of cost or inconvenience.

 

NOTE: Check with your HMO as to what provisions they have for out-of-network emergency care, what type of notification they need and the approval process.  This will save valuable time and money in the event of an injury.  It would be helpful and time saving if you could supply this information on your medical form. 

Medications

If your child comes to camp with “over the counter” medications, try to make sure that they have enough for their entire stay.  Some of these “unusual” over-the-counter medications are not readily available at upstate pharmacies should a refill be required.

If your child is coming to camp with year-round prescription medication, we must have a note from your doctor detailing the medication prescribed, the dosage, time and frequency it should be taken, as well as the reasons for taking the medication.  No unlabeled drugs will be dispensed. Please contact the nurse before camp to discuss proper dosage, timing, etc.

All campers are required to have the Medical Consent Form completed and signed by a doctor. Our nurse may not dispense any medication, including “over the counter” types such as Tylenol or First Aid creams, without the form signed by a doctor.



Nursing Staff

We wish to welcome back our RN Mrs. Yehudis Shaps.  If there are any medical problems or concerns we should know about, feel free to call her directly.  All information will be held in strictest confidence. Mrs. Shaps can be reached at home at 732-972-6281.



Preparing For Camp


Do Not Bring To Camp

Camp is a time to power down and live it up! Therefore, the following guidelines have been set in place so you will be free to, well, enjoy camp!
 

NO rollerblades, skateboards and scooters

NO hockey sticks or bats

NO cellular phones

NO fireworks, lighters, or matches

NO weapons

NO electronic devices that have a screen- including most ipods, video devices and handheld games. All unapproved electronics will be collected on the first day of camp and left in the office safe.

 

Camp Nageela recommends that those campers who want to bring their music to camp buy an inexpensive mp3 player without a picture screen, generally costing between 15 and 30 dollars. Please download your music on this device before coming to camp.

 

       

These items will be confiscated and returned at the end of the summer.

Beware: There is no wireless internet connection in camp.  In the event that a camper's device is found to be capable of connecting to the internet despite this, it will be confiscated and not returned.



 

Canteen 

 



Clothing

 

Labeling

We cannot stress enough the importance of labeling each piece of clothing and all belongings that your child brings to camp. This applies to older campers and staff members as well. Unfortunately, many overlook this aspect of camp and it ultimately adds to your camping costs.

 

Here are some suggestions: Purchase only sew-on name tapes. We have attached information on how to order name tapes. Another option is using a name stamp with permanent ink or a permanent laundry marker. This, however, does not work on dark clothing where name tapes must be used. We do not recommend use of iron-on name tapes as they often fall off and leave the clothing not returnable.

 

Please remember to label larger items of clothing thinking they never get lost, but they do indeed get lost. Please don’t forget to label all jackets, sweaters, bathrobes, Shabbat outfits, etc. Remember that the larger the item is, the more it costs to replace. And please, do not send expensive clothing which can be lost or damaged.

We recommend that you tape a list of clothing sent into your child’s suitcase and keep another copy at home. This will help when they pack to go home.

 

Any article of clothing left in camp will become the property of Camp Nageela and will be donated soon after your child's departure from camp.

 

 



 

Laundry

 

The camp will provide laundry service for the campers. Please label all articles of clothing, as every bunks laundry will be done as a unit.

We assume that all items given to us for laundering can be washed and dried in a standard washer/drier. If they cannot, and damage to the item is incurred, we assume no responsibility.

Please send a large, labeled mesh bag for socks in addition to a regular labeled laundry bag. We will not be held responsible for lost socks and such if you do not send a mesh sock bag for your child. 

 


 

 

Dress Code

 

In order to maintain a level of dignity in camp, we ask you to please follow the following dress codes while attending camp.  

 

Boys

 

We ask all boys to wear some kind of head covering, especially at meals and in the synagogue.  Additionally no tank tops or T-shirts with any vulgar message should be worn.

Girls

We ask girls not to wear any “short” shorts, “biker” shorts, midriffs, mini skirts, sleeveless or low-cut tops.

 

Shabbat

Shabbat begins on Friday night and continues until Saturday night. It is customary in Camp Nageela that campers wear nice clothing during Shabbat; dresses or skirts for girls (see dress cods above though), dress shirt and slacks, or jacket/suit for boys. Please be sure that dress clothing also adheres to the above guidelines.

 


 Lost and Found

 

Any article of clothing that is not labeled or is of little value that is left in camp will be discarded or donated. Any valuable items with names that are not claimed within 30 days will likewise be discarded or donated.


 

Packing List

Girls

10 - Shirts or tops (with sleeves)
5 - comfortable skirts/pants
10 - Pairs underwear, socks
2 dress outfits for Shabbat

3- Pairs pajamas

3 - bathing suits

Bathing cap (essential for health code)

Long sleeve terry robe

Sweatshirt (can be ordered from camp)

Sneakers

Dress shoes

Bathing shoes or sandals

Raincoat

6 towels

Hair brush

Nail clipper

Toothpaste and toothbrush

Soap and shampoo

Suntan lotion

Insect repellant

    Laundry bag (mandatory)

Flashlight and batteries

Postcards or letters and stamps

Water bottle (essential)

Cap or hat with visor

Sleeping bag (for overnight trip)

2 sets bed linen

Pillow and blanket

Extra items: blow dryer, vitamins, hangers, personal sports equipment, games, musical instruments

Boys

15 - Pairs of boxers

15 - Pairs of socks

6 - Pairs of shorts

15 - Shirts or t-shirts

5 - Pairs of jeans or long pants

Nice attire for Shabbat

2 - Yarmulkas (with clips) or caps

3 Pairs pajamas

3 bathing suits

Sweatshirt or jacket (can be ordered from camp)

Sneakers

Shoes

Bathrobe

Comb

Toothpaste and toothbrush

Soap and shampoo

Insect repellant

Water bottle (essential)

Box of tissues

Nail clipper

Postcards or letters and stamps

Flashlight and batteries

Laundry bag (mandatory)

 6 Towels

Raincoat

Suntan lotion 

 Cap or hat with visor

Sleeping bag (for overnight trip)

 2 - sets bed linen

 pillow and blanket

Extra items: blow dryer, vitamins, hangers, personal sports equipment, games, musical instruments

 

 


 

Day of Departure
Admission Card

 

Admission cards will be emailed out  to all campers, provided that all medical forms have been properly completed returned to us, fees have been paid in full, and the damage assurance contract and deposit has been received. No camper will be permitted to attend camp without an admission card. If all arrangements are not in order by these dates, it might delay and inconvenience you  during departure.


 

Nit Check

For everyone’s protection, all campers and staff members are required to have their hair checked for lice infestation immediately prior to camp.  We have arranged to have a professional checker at the bus stop.  Therefore it is imperative that you arrive by 9:15. If you are bringing your child directly to camp, please see the nurse before you leave for your child to be checked. If the check turns out positive, your child may not go to camp. Arrangements must be made by you to have the nits removed, and then rechecked by a professional approved by the camp. Please remain in constant contact with the camp nurse during this process to avoid misunderstandings.

 

Making My Child's Camp Stay Comfortable

 

 

Communications
Phone Policy

 

An important part of the camp experience is adjusting to being away from home. Our staff is well trained to help your child adjust to camp. If you have any concerns about how your camper is adjusting, please leave a message for the Camp Mom or Dad. Your phone call will be returned within a time period of no longer than 36 hours.

Please note that messages left from Friday afternoons through Saturday night are not generally returned until Sunday. If the situation is an emergency, please follow the emergency contact procedure.

Please note that cellular phones are not permitted at camp. If a camper brings a cell phone, it will be collected and held in the camp office safe until the end of the session. Also a $25 dollar holding fee will be dedeucted from the campers damage deposit.  Unfortunately we are unable to allow campers to use camera phones as cameras. Please note that, with the exclusion of birthday calls, campers will not be contacting parents by phone.
Our new no-phone call policy was set in place to insure a more fulfilling camping experience for your child. Almost every camp has instituted this policy and after much thought, Camp Nageela has decided to institute it as well. Below you will find links to other camps explanations of their no phone policy.

Links to the following:

http://eisner.urjcamps.org/_kd/Items/actions.cfm?action=Show&item_id=1711&destination=ShowItem

http://www.acacamps.org/content/cell-phone-deception%E2%80%94and-other-tales-summer

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Voicemail System

Voice mail boxes will be available for the price of $7.  Parents may call into the voicemail system and leave messages for their child to listen to at any time.   The number is (516)374-1528 ext. 9, followed by the child’s personal extension. These extensions numbers will be provided upon completion of registration, with admission cards.

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Camper Email

 

We will not be using Bunk One this year as we did in previous years.
We are still in the process of setting up a camper email system. Check back here for updates.

 
 

 

Camper Photos

 

We will not be using Bunk One this year as we did in previous years.
We are still in the process of setting up a camper photo system. Check back here for updates.





Communication From the Camp

Camp Nageela sends most camp updates by email. This includes acceptance letters and camp forms. Many more emails including weekly newsletters are sent while your child is in camp. Please make sure to add info@campnageela.org to your approved senders to ensure that these emails don’t land in your spam. If you are not receiving these emails or if you recently changed your email address, please contact our office to check that we have the proper email address on file.
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Mail

Please write to your child often! Make sure to allow several days for mail delivery. Campers are encouraged to write home twice a week.  Letters may take some time to arrive home, and if this happens, don’t worry, as “no news is good news!”

 

If you receive a “homesick” letter from your child, or are just concerned, please call the camp and ask for the Camp Mom/Dad. You will be contacted within 36 hours.

 

While there is no obligation for parents to send packages to campers, parents and friends do send care packages as a reminder that someone at home is thinking about them. For reasons of hygiene, packages containing food will not be accepted. Please do not send food of any kind to camp.  Please limit yourself to sending one package per week.

 

 
Mailing Addresses
 
Mail Delivery (US Postal Service only):
    P.O. Box 635, Fallsburg, NY 12733
 
UPS, FedEx, and other deliveries:
    5755 Route 42, Fallsburg, NY 12733

 


 Camp Contact Information 

 
 

Trips and Programming

 

There will be one major trip and a number of smaller ones throughout the camp season.  All trip fees are included in tuition.

Camp activities will include baseball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, hockey, soccer, swimming and other sports.  Arts and crafts, hikes and cookouts, boating, an overnight, drama, music, and special trips will be included.  There will be a Jewish culture period and the Shabbat will be observed.

 


Private Sports Lessons

We are excited to offer our campers private sports lessons. If you are interested in tennis or swimming lessons leading to certificate, email forms@campnageela.org

 


 

Tutoring and Bar/ Bat Mitzvah Lessons

 

We have a number of experienced staff members who are available for private tutoring and bar/bat mitzvah lessons. If you are interested, please contact our office.

 

 


 

Leaving Camp Without Permission

 

Camp has always enforced its policy of dismissing any individual who leaves campgrounds without the prior necessary and proper permission.  Because of the difficult and complicated times we live in, we wish to reiterate and clarify our policy.  To avoid any misunderstandings, please be aware that we will strictly enforce the following policy for both staff and campers:

There will be zero tolerance when dealing with any individual who leaves campgrounds without the prior necessary and proper permission. Stepping out of camp boundaries will be considered leaving camp.

 

NO EXCEPTIONS. NO EXCUSES.

 

Leaving campgrounds without permission will be cause for immediate and irrevocable dismissal from camp.  Failure to sign out properly (for staff members) is considered leaving camp without prior necessary and proper permission.

 

This policy was adopted for the security and safety of your child and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this important matter.

 

 


Leaving Camp for Special Circumstances

 

If a child will need to leave during camp for any special circumstance, permission must be granted by Rabbi Shenker.

 


Tipping Policy

 

Our staff works extremely hard to make the summer enjoyable for your child. A tip will go a long way toward showing your appreciation.

 

Recommended Tips

Counselors - $40 each
Waiter/Waitress - $35
Specialty Counselors - $40 (just one tip for all)

 

 

If you will not be tipping on visiting day, you can mail a tip to camp, with instructions for how it should be distributed.

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Visiting Day

 

Visiting Day will take place on July 7th for girls and August 11th for boys. The time for visiting will be 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  For those campers that aren’t entertaining visitors, a regular camp schedule will be in operation.  We kindly request that all visitors observe the camp dress code.  In addition please refrain from bringing food other than what is allowed by camp standards. (See Food)

Please do not come to visit at other times, unless prior arrangements were made with Rabbi David Shenker, the Camp Director.  Unauthorized visitors disrupt the camp routine.  We appreciate your understanding.

         Click here for Directions.

 

 



Camp Visitors Policy

 

Visitors are allowed in camp on Visiting day. Visitors will not be allowed into camp on any other day unless prior arrangements were made with the Camp Director, Rabbi Shenker. Unauthorized visitors disrupt the camp routine.  We appreciate your understanding.

 
 

Food and Nutrition

 

Three kosher and wholesome meals a day and snack will be served.  Special diets may be accommodated if arranged before camp.  We must insist that all food brought to camp have recognized, reliable kosher certification (OU, OK, Star K and Kof-K ONLY).  We reserve the right to confiscate food that does not meet this standard.  If you have a question regarding a particular product, please call our office.  

The camp does reserve the right to confiscate food that does not meet the above standard.

 

 


Canteen 

Snacks can be purchased at our canteen.  For your child’s safety the canteen administrator will hold the money until it is used.  Each camper will have a canteen account to keep track of how much is spent.  If you would like us to place a daily limit on your child’s canteen purchases, please indicate that when sending in the canteen payment.

Very important - every parent must either choose a daily limit, or authorize no limit. Cash withdrawn for trips will be limited in all cases, at the discretion of the camp.

 

We suggest you send $15 a week for your child for canteen.  You may make the check out to Camp Nageela Canteen and send it in to the camp office or send it with your child to camp. You may pay by credit card, however any cash withdrawn will be subject to a 5% surcharge.

Every trip will have a limit on cash withdrawn. The limit depends on age and trip.


 

           

 

Cold Feet

 

There will be no refunds on any cancellations after April 1, 2013.  
Once camp begins, we will make every effort to make each camper as comfortable as possible. Nevertheless, “homesickness” can sometimes occur. If your camper leaves camp and all agree that she should go home, under extenuating circumstances, a decision about a refund will be made on a case by case basis. Any refund offer is totally at the discretion of the camp.
We expect parents to inform us of any situation, such as, but not limited to, conditions requiring year-round medication, physical, psychological, medical or social matters that can affect a child’s stay at camp. If dismissal from camp is related to not being informed about any of these types of conditions, no refunds will be issued.
       
       Links to Home Sick Articles
          http://www.acacamps.org/media-center/how-to-choose/homesickness
http://www.camppage.com/articles/article.php?aid=12&c=7 

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/816023/preventing-homesickness-at-summer-camp-1

 

 


 

       Family History 
Communication With Parents in Atypical Situations

 

One of the reasons parents send their children to sleep away camp is to help them develop strategies for independent living, while still in a sheltered and protected environment. The camp administration has the profoundly important responsibility of balancing the freedom children need to develop these strategies, with the need to maintain a protective environment. Most misunderstandings between camp administration and parents involve different viewpoints on just what the balance should be. One of the benefits of choosing Camp Nageela is that you know that the camp administration has given serious thought to creating this balance and has many years of experience in maintaining it.

In recent years, the style of parenting has become ever more protective. Therefore, misunderstandings between the parenting people are used to, and camping policies, have increased. In an effort to clarify things, we are providing the following clear guidelines. Please keep in mind that in areas that we choose not to call you, it is not because we don't want you to know, but we feel that it is in the best interests of your child that he/she learn to deal with the issues within the warm community that is Camp Nageela.

 
 

Sickness/Injury

 

We will not necessarily call - During the first 24 hours a child has fever, or when otc drugs are prescribed, a child is sent to doctor to check ears, throat, rash, or other similar routine maladies.

We will call - If fever persists more than 24 hours, or if child needs prescription medicine, if a visit to hospital is deemed appropriate, or a child needs stitches


Misbehavior


We will not necessarily call - When a camper is verbally assaulted, or when there is a fight between campers, even if there were physical blows.
We will call - When a camper has been involved in the 3rd physical altercation that required administration intervention (We will call aggressors parents.) When a camper is involved in the 3rd verbal assault (e.g. swearing, cursing) that required administration intervention. (We will call aggressors parents.) When a child is involved in an incident where the camp administration observes that there are psychological effects lasting for a few days.  When there is an incident that in any way has sexual overtones (aggressor and victim.)

 


 

Coming Home

 

Transportation 


Yearbook

 

At the end of the session, each camper will receive a copy of the camp yearbook, which will include contact information for all campers and staff. In the event that your child is not present on the last day of camp, please contact out office to receive a copy.

 

 

Leftover Canteen Money

 

At the end of the session, any money which is still leftover in the campers canteen account will be returned. Any balance which is below five dollars will be returned to the camper in cash. Any balance above five dollars will be returned to the camper in check form.

 


 

Free Family High Holiday Retreat

 

Camp Nageela would like to invite your family to come spend the High Holidays together with us! As an appreciation for allowing your child to spend the summer with us, we offer you a free High Holiday Retreat up in Camp Nageela. Join us for an inspirational Rosh Hashana, September 4- 7th and again for Yom Kippur, September 13-14. For more information please contact our office.

 
 


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