2021 Camp Chaverim registration is open!

Please see our Health/COVID-19 Protocols listed at the bottom of this page.

We are excited to be back in-person for our 34th summer of Camp Chaverim!

Camp Chaverim (Ha-veh-reem) means “friends” in Hebrew, and that’s what our camp is all about, making friends. Camp provides a special place for campers to share multicultural experiences with each other and celebrate the rich diversity of our camp community.

ALL Camp Chaverim campers and staff are required to be current on their immunizations per the CDC guidelines in order to attend Camp Chaverim

DATES

Week 1: June 7-11

Week 2: June 14-18

Week 3: June 21-25

Week 4: June 28-July 2

Week 5: July *6-9

*Closed Monday, July 5 for Independence Day

Week 6: July 12-16

Week 7: July 19-23

*Week 8: July 26-30

*Camp ends at noon on Friday, July 30

HOURS

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

*Camp will end at 12:00 p.m. on the last day of camp, Friday, July 30.

LOCATION

Camp Chaverim is located on the grounds of Temple B'nai Israel

 

4901 N Pennsylvania Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73118

 

Facilities include a pool, gym, outdoor playgrounds, playing fields and safe rooms

 

The Jewish Federation has made the difficult decision to cancel the Pitzelim/Pink and Kibbutzim/LITs this summer due to lack of camper registration.

Our K'Tontonim/Red group has officially been filled and we are unable to hold a second pod for this summer.

 

CAMPER GROUPS

Campers must be within the age range of the group listed below by the summer (June) of each year:

Early Childhood – Our youngest campers will be in groups/pods of 10 with 1 senior counselor and 1 junior counselor per group/pod. They have the option of two-day, three-day or five-days a week. All of their activities will be age-appropriate and closely supervised and designed with their safety and well-being in mind.

  • Gan Yeladim “Yellow”: 5-year-olds or entering kindergarten in the fall. Our goals for this group are the same as those for K’tontonim with more time devoted to organized sports, games and specialty activities.

 

School Age – Our elementary-age campers will be in groups/pods of 15 campers. These campers will rotate through activities including swim lessons throughout the day and special programming for Shabbat each week.

  • Chalutzim: 6-8-years-old (entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall). Campers are divided into two pods of 15 campers with 1 senior and 1 junior counselor per group.
  • Kadima Kids: 8-10-year-olds (entering 3rd-4th grade in the fall). This group will be limited to 15 campers with 1 senior and 1 junior counselor.
  • Tzofim: 10-13-year-olds (entering 5th-7th grade in the fall). Campers are divided into two pods of 15 campers with 1 senior and 1 junior counselor per group.

PRICING

Gan Yeladim “Yellow”

2 Days (Tu, Th)

$125/week

3 Days (M, W, F)

$185/week

*Week 5: $125

5 Days

$250/week

*Week 5: $200

 

Chalutzim, Kadima Kids & Tzofim

$250/week

*Week 5: $200

 

*Camp will be closed Monday, July 5

DISCOUNTS

EARLY BIRD

5% off camp fees if registered by April 30, 2021.

JEWISH FEDERATION DONOR

10% off camp fees if you make a $118, or greater, donation/pledge to the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City's annual campaign.

CAMPERSHIPS

The Jewish Federation has limited financial assistance available to Jewish families. To request a Campership form, please contact Rachel Johnson by email or by calling 405-286-1278. Applications for Camperships must be submitted by April 30, 2021.

PAYMENT PLANS

 

Payment Plans are available. Please email Rachel Johnson to request a payment plan form. All Camp Chaverim payments must be paid in full by July 31, 2021.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

 

 
  1. If the Jewish Federation must cancel camp for any reason before the first day of camp, 100% of all registration fees/payments will be refunded to camp families.
  2. If the Jewish Federation must cancel camp after it has begun, the fees for the remaining weeks will be refunded 100%.

Cancellations to your registration must be made in writing and emailed to Rachel Johnson at the Jewish Federation (Rachel@jfedokc.org)

  1. If a cancellation is received at least one week prior to the enrolled week start date, 50% of the session fees will be refunded. The other 50% of the fees will be retained to cover staff fees and costs of materials purchased.
  2. If cancellation is received less than one week prior to the enrolled session start date there will be no refund.
  3. Please note that Camp Chaverim has implemented a weekly schedule and no pro-rated refunds will be given for missed days outside of a camper receiving a COVID-19 diagnosis. As indicated in the Health/COVID-19 Protocols listed below, if a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19, the camper and their entire pod must quarantine for 10 days before being allowed to return to camp (the camper with the diagnosis must also have a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed to return to camp). If this situation occurs, a 75% refund will be given to all campers in the impacted pod for the required quarantined days.

We have worked with health officials to confirm best practices regarding COVID-19 transmission concerns. All of our camp activities will be held on the property of Temple B'nai Israel. There will be no field trips or activities at any other location this summer. Camper groups/pods will remain the same each day; camper groups/pods will not mix during the day. Please read through the Parents' Manual to learn more about our policies for this summer. Please note that Camp Chaverim could be paused or cancelled at any time if deemed necessary by leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City. 

 

 

HEALTH/COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The health and safety of our campers and staff members is our top priority. Below you will find some of the actions/policies that will be in place this summer to ensure a safe return to in-person camp. Daily health checks/screenings will occur for each staff member and camper upon arrival. A designated staff member will check each staff member’s temperature and check for other signs of illness before they enter the Temple building. Staff members will greet campers at their cars to check their temperature and check for other signs of illness before helping them apply hand sanitizer and walking them to their room. Parents/Guardians may not leave the property until their camper(s) have had their temperature checked and are approved to be at camp. If any of the below circumstances applies to a camper or staff member, they must stay home from camp:

 

  • If they have been ill within the last 24 hours (fever of 100.4 or more, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive congestion/nose running), they may not attend camp that day and must follow guidelines as indicated in these protocols. If there are other campers or staff members in the household, they may not attend camp that day.
  • If they have a fever but no other symptoms, they must be symptom-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing aid before returning to camp. If there are other campers or staff members in the household, they may return to camp the following day from not being admitted, as long as they are not running a fever.
  • If they are showing other COVID-19 symptoms (chills, cough, nasal congestion or runny nose, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, stomachache, tiredness, headache, muscle or body aches and/or poor appetite) along with a fever, a negative COVID-19 test result will need to be confirmed before returning to camp.
  • If they or anyone in their household has tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, they will need to quarantine for 10 days and will not be allowed to return to camp until a negative COVID-19 test result is confirmed.

 

Additional COVID-19 Protocols:

  • If a camper or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, parents/guardians in their group/pod will be notified and will need to quarantine for 10 days before being allowed to return to camp. The camper(s) or staff member(s) diagnosed with COVID-19 will not be allowed to return to camp until a negative COVID-19 test result is confirmed.
  • Campers and staff members will stay in the same group/pod each day and will only be allowed in certain areas of the Temple building.
  • Masks must be worn 100% of the time while indoors. This includes activities in the indoor gym. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
  • Masks will not be worn while in the pool.
  • Masks do not have to be worn for outdoor activities; it will be camper’s/staff member’s choice whether or not to wear a mask during outdoor activities. However, a mask must be put on before entering the building following any outdoor activities.
  • Hand sanitizer will be used regularly between activities.
  • Door handles, light switches and other common surfaces will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day and at the end of each day.
  • Air purifiers will be used in each indoor classroom.
  • No outside visitors will be allowed to enter camp, unless there is an emergency; this includes parents/guardians, family and friends.

Please be sure to check out and like the Camp Chaverim Facebook page.

 

 

If you are interested in working at Camp Chaverim, please apply via this link and email Jeff Goss for any questions.

 

For any other questions about camp, please contact Rachel Johnson, Assistant Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, by either email or by calling, 405-286-1278.

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