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