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Camp Kibbutz FAQ

For more information, read our Camp Kibbutz Handbook

Is my child old enough to come to Camp Kibbutz?                                                                                                                   To ensure that we are able to accommodate all camper's needs, all campers must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019. Campers who wish to participate in Sleep Away Camp must be entering 3rd grade.

What if I need day camp after-care?
We would like to accommodate those who need late pick-up (up to 6 pm, for an additional fee). If you are interested in daily after-care, please contact Michelle Kerbel at campkibbutz@ostns.org. 

After care is offered  after camp from 3:30-6:00 (Mon-Thurs) and 3:30-5:00 pm on Fridays.

Daily Rate (1-3 days per week) - $18 per child per day* 
Weekly Rate (4-5 days per week)- $15 per child per day*
Drop-in Rate (without prior registration) - $20 per child per day*
*Each additional sibling is $12 per day   

After care provides an additional snack to campers. Campers participate in low key activities and some structured free time. One day a week aftercare watches a movie.

There will be no aftercare the day after the overnight. Drop-ins are welcome.  Aftercare will be billed weekly to match your campers participation.

Our counselors work incredibly hard through the camp day and aftercare. We want to be respectful of their time. In that spirit we will be charging a late fee  for all pick ups after 6 PM. It will be $10 every 15 minutes. 

How big is Camp Kibbutz day camp?
A typical week of Camp Kibbutz includes 50-60 campers, 14 counselors, and 3 adult staff.

How are the campers divided up? Will my kids get to see each other?
Campers are assigned a "bunk" based on their age/grade. However, there are many activities throughout the day that encourage campers of different ages to play together. Camp Kibbutz feels more like a family than a school.

What’s special about CITs (counselors-in-training)?
In addition to participating in regular camp activities, CITs (entering grades 6, 7 and 8) engage in leadership training activities to learn the skills necessary to become well-rounded counselors. CITs also provide assistance to staff and younger campers and are eligible to earn community service hours.

What if I want to be a counselor at Camp Kibbutz?
We are seeking counselors, entering grade 9 & up, to join our team. Counselors are eligible for compensation (based on age/experience) or community service hours. Interested teens must be responsible, enjoy working with children, and eager to lead. Applications are available at www.campkibbutz.org or by contacting Michelle Kerbel at campkibbutz@ostns.org.

How do I request a scholarship or payment plan?
It is our goal to make Camp Kibbutz accessible to everyone. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact Rabbi Herzfeld. To establish a payment plan instead, please contact Executive Director Sarah Shapiro at (202) 882-7225.

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