We understand that it is challenging to prepare for this summer while much is uncertain. It is the intention to open Camp Shoresh this summer to give our campers the same quality program that thousands of kids have enjoyed for more than 40 years. However, the health and safety of our campers and staff are our absolute priority. Therefore, we will likely need to adjust our procedures and protocols to maintain a safe environment for everyone this summer. Please understand that the current situation is fluid and things may change.

We are opening enrollment based on the plan of being able to operate safely and with the same capacity as in previous years and with the usual transportation arrangements. We know that we will likely need to make adjustments and will do so with the recommendations and advice of medical experts. We will follow all local and state health department requirements. We will structure our bunks, daily schedule, and transportation accordingly. We will increase campus sanitation and will expect our families to work as our partners to ensure that our campus will be a healthy environment for all. As always, we will be flexible and creative, and will make this a meaningful summer for our campers. You will receive more details as to specifics as the summer nears.

As an appreciation to those families who paid last year’s tuition in full and applied it as a credit to 2021 (or donated a portion and applied the balance as a credit to 2021), your rate is locked in and you will not have to pay the tuition increase for those same sessions for 2021. However, any sessions added for 2021 will be charged at the 2021 rate.

While it is our full intention to run Camp Shoresh this summer, we realize that there are still many unknowns. 

  • In the event that camp cannot run in 2021, all families will be eligible for a full refund of their deposits and any payments already made and you will be able to cancel your child’s enrollment.
  • If camp opens but it is not medically safe for your child to attend (due to his/her health or that of a family member), those families will be able to cancel their child’s enrollment and receive a full refund. COVID-related medical information will be required in our pre-summer forms so it will be critically important this year that all forms are returned to our office by the stated deadline.
  • We understand many families rely on camp-provided transportation to send their children to camp. If we are unable to offer busing this summer, those families who are not able to transport their children to camp may cancel their enrollment and receive a full refund.

We know that some families may be concerned about their ability to pay for camp this year. We ask these families to register and pay the $100 deposit and $25 application fee, and then apply for financial aid. Our scholarship committee will not consider any financial aid application without a Camp Shoresh application filled out prior. As scholarship dollars are limited, the earlier that families apply, the more likely it will be that they will have the opportunity to receive financial support. As always, we are committed to working with our families to make sure that everyone can afford to attend camp. Our Assistant Director, Rabbi Tzvi Tuchman, is the liaison to our scholarship committee. Anyone with extenuating financial circumstances should e-mail him at rabbit@shoresh.com.

Camp Shoresh is certified by the Maryland Department of Health and will adhere to their guidelines. Additionally, we will comply with the requirements of our local Frederick County Department of Health. We will also review the best practices set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Camping Association, and the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Finally, we are directly guided by various local doctors including one of our board members who is a world-renowned physician specializing in infectious disease and vaccine development.

Shoresh Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


Baltimore Office

3723 Old Court Road
Suite 206
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: 410-358-8571
Fax: 443-312-3236

Adamstown Campus
Only open during the summer camp season
2428 Pleasant View Road
Adamstown, MD 21710
Phone: 301-874-8150 | Fax: 301-874-8152 shoresh@shoresh.com

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