We understand there's a lot that you might want to know about camp this year. Here are some of the key details.
If you have other questions, feel free to contact our Rosh Mach Doron Snoyman
WHEN IS CAMP?
Winter Camp is running from the 10th to the 15th of July this year.
WHO DO I SPEAK TO REGARDING SUBSIDIES?
WHERE IS THE CAMPSITE?
Summer Camp will be at a well-equipped and comfortable campsite, only a 1.5 hour drive out of Sydney. For security reasons, we only disclose the campsite to campers and parents if necessary.
HOW DO CAMPERS GET TO THE CAMPSITE?
This year there will be a mix of buses and trains. If you are takeing a train, then we will be meeting at central station, while if you are busing then the kids will need to be dropped at Bnei Akiva Sydney's maon at 341 Old South Head Road. From there they will board busses to the campsite.
Camp Madrichim will accompany them as will a qualified medic.
WHO CAN COME?
Winter camps are for all Jewish children of all backgrounds from grades 2 to 12. Fed Camp is for other students from grades 7 - 12.
WHAT IF MY CHILD GETS SICK?
Bnei Akiva sends a qualified medic on camp to care for your children. In the event of something more serious, we will arrange for the correct steps to be taken.
HOW DO I CONTACT THE CAMPSITE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?
WHAT ABOUT COMING LATE?
In general, for all years (excluding year 12) we insist campers must come at the beginning of camp and stay until the end. However in extenuating circumstances we can accomadate specific needs. If you have a valid reason to arrive late or leave early, please speak directly to the Rosh Machane.
ARE BOYS AND GIRLS TOGETHER?
Bnei Akiva camps are coeducational. That means that all activities are run with boys and girls together. However, we also practice halacha and ensure we keep to high halachik standards. This means that we have a mechitzah during davening and dancing, bathrooms are seperate and so are sleeping arrangements.
WHAT ARE THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS?
On Bnei Akiva camps, boys and girls are slept seperately. Campers will be in nice rooms with kids their age.
IS CAMP KOSHER?
Yes, Bnei keeps to the highest kashrut standards.
WHAT'S THE FOOD LIKE?
We have a specific team to cook for the campsite. They stay up night and day making delicious and nutritious food for meals. Snack are also available.
We also accomadate for any and all dietry needs. Make sure to let us know what you need when you sign up so we can cater accordingly.
DO MY KIDS NEED TO BRING MONEY FOR THE TUCKSHOP?
On camp, we offer a tuckshop during freetime. The shop has plenty of chocholates, snacks and drinks for sale. However, bringing money or setting up a tab at the tuckshop is in no way compulsory for campers.
Prices are not expensive at the tuckshop so if you do want to give your child money for the tuckshop, it doesn't need to be too much.
We will also set up a tab system so that campers can give their money to our leaders at the beginning of camp and therefore not need to worry about misplacing their cash.
HOW CAN I TRUST BNEI?
Bnei Akiva Sydney Madrichim abide by the AZYC's safeguarding children policies and Working With Children (WWC) check. These comprehensive policies ensure your children are always safe under our care.
More info can be found here.