Dates, Fees and FAQs
Dates and Rates
Below are the dates for Camp Yavneh for the summer of 2016. Applications are available on line. Please note – gratuities are not accepted at Camp Yavneh.
|Camp Session||Date Range||Prices|
|Kerem||Sun, 06/26/15 – Thu, 08/18/16||$8,150|
|Full Summer||Wed, 06/29/16 – Thu, 08/18/16||$8,150|
|First Month||Wed, 06/29/16 – Sun, 07/24/16||$4,700|
|Kaytana Aleph||Wed, 06/29/16 – Tue, 07/12/16||$1,995|
|Kaytana Bet||Wed, 07/13/16 – Sun, 07/24/16||$1,995|
|Kaytana Gimel||Sun, 07/24/16 – Sun, 08/07/16||$1,995|
|Second Month||Sun, 07/24/16 – Thu, 08/18/16||$4,700|
Who is Camp Yavneh affiliated with?
We are a K’lal Yisrael camp open to Jews of all backgrounds. Our camp is strictly kosher and shomer shabbat. Our campers, 325 each session, come from a range of religious observances. Our campers attend Jewish day schools as well as synagogue and community religious schools. Our goal is to build a community from these diverse backgrounds so that each camper finds a place at Yavneh that is comfortable. Click here to read about our camp philosophy.
What is the Jewish educational program at Yavneh?
Yavneh was established as an educational Hebrew speaking camp in 1944. The camp remains educational and although it is no longer Hebrew speaking, we infuse Hebrew into our daily routine. Announcements are made in Hebrew, buildings and activities are referred to in Hebrew and our plays are partially in Hebrew. Our staff are encouraged to use Hebrew in their daily interactions with the campers. Even campers with little or no Hebrew background come to know and understand “Camp Hebrew”. In addition, the campers take a Hebrew/Judaic class daily with our professional teaching staff headed by Chana Israel. Click here for bios on our head staff. Each summer we have a theme that is woven into the fabric of the week. We boast of our wonderful warm Shabbat atmosphere and strong Israeli programming. Yavneh also sponsors a Na’aleh, a 6 week summer program that takes place the summer following the Kerem (CIT) year. Click here for more information on Na’aleh.
Is tutoring available?
We offer Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring. There is a fee for tutoring. Sign up for tutoring is included in the forms for camp.
Can I call my child while they are at camp?
Most children adjust very quickly to being away from home. For some campers the adjustment is longer and a bit more difficult than for others. Speaking with parents while at camp can create a situation where children miss home and need to go through their adjustment all over again. Email or regular mail is highly encouraged on your part and the campers must write home twice weekly. The campers do not email or call home.
Can I stop by and visit while I am in the area?
Parent visits can be incredibly disruptive to the campers and the camp program. Please do not stop by when in the neighborhood.
How can I see what is going on at camp during the summer?
During the summer our website will be updated regularly with pictures, blog posts and news from the staff. You will receive information on opening day so you can keep connected.
I would like to learn more about camp Yavneh and Visit While in Session.
Please call the camp office (603) 942-5593 to learn more or arrange a visit or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you. Visits usually last about an hour. There are no visits Friday afternoon, Shabbat or trip days. You may also fill out our inquiry form here and someone in our office will call you.
How do I register for camp and when?
Registration begins in August. Call the camp office or email us at email@example.com if you would like to be put on our inquiry list. Click here to register online. If you would like to register you can go to our home page and click the “Online Application” button.
How quickly does camp fill up?
Yavneh is a very popular camp with a limited enrollment of approximately 325 campers. Since space is limited don’t hesitate. Register and you have until December 15 to change your minds without losing any money. Sign up early, click here.
I hear you have a 2-week program, how can we sign up?
Camp Yavneh offers a shorter camp program (2 weeks) for first time campers who are currently in the 2nd – 5th grades. The program is called Kaytana, and fills very quickly. Campers who come for Kaytana may stay for the remainder of the month long session upon agreement between the camp director and parents. The decision is made based on how well the camper has adjusted to camp during their Kaytana stay. Your child may only do Kaytana once. (For more info. on Kaytana, click here) Kaytana campers are fully integrated in the bunk along with month long campers.
Is Scholarship available for camp?
Camp Yavneh has a generous scholarship program to help ensure that camp is available to families regardless of ability to pay. If you would like to apply for financial aid go to our home page and click the “Scholarship Application” button. You may also request a paper scholarship application from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to help campers who are requesting scholarship, you can click here to make a donation to our scholarship fund.)
Is the food really as good as we hear?
The food is great. Our kitchen staff listens to the desires of our campers, watches what they like and dislike and considers the needs of kids both from a taste and nutrition perspective. For the occasional picky eater, we always have a salad bar with many tasty ingredients, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a vegetarian choice at all meat meals as well as a pasta bar at lunch and dinner. Fresh fruit is always available for in between meal snacks. For more information about Yavneh Food Service (YFS) click here.
Is it true that you don’t allow food to be sent to camp?
It’s true! We provide nutritious meals with great desserts, snacks during the day, trips to Kolbo (our canteen) to get treats, and we have parties for every camper’s birthday. We don’t allow food as it attracts critters to the bunks.
Do I need to give my camper money for spending?
No. We provide spending money whenever they leave camp on a trip that requires it. Additionally, we don’t charge for treats in our canteen. We ask that you send change with your camper for our Friday tzedekah collection.