Information you need for your Summer!
Camp Cancellation Policy
NEW (updated April 2020): We have extended our final cancellation deadline from May 1 to June 1. We recommend that you leave your registration as-is until you receive an update on May 22.
Before JUNE 1: All Main Session fees are refunded except the $100 Application Fee. Cancellations of Bonus Week, Before Care and Extended Care Programming are fully refundable.
After JUNE 1 until midnight of the day before Main Session begins:
Main Session fees are only refundable if a replacement can be found.
Cancellations of Bonus Week are fully refundable.
Cancellations for Before Care are refundable less a $25 cancellation fee per camper.
Cancellations for Extended Day are refundable less a $50 cancellation fee per camper.
The day Main Session begins: After camp has begun we regret that refunds are not available.
What if my child will miss a week of camp?
Camper Absence Policy
If your camper will be absent for five or more consecutive days of Main Session due to a pre-planned family vacation or overnight camp attendance, you may submit a written request prior to the first day of camp (June 22, 2020) for one of the following:
Said camper may attend Bonus Week at no charge; OR
You may donate an amount equal to the fee for one (1) week of Main Session to our Camp Scholarship Fund, and receive a tax receipt for that amount.
Your camper’s Bonus Week enrollment or your donation amount, whichever is elected, will include Extended Day Programming, to the extent that your camper is enrolled in Extended Day for Main Session. No refunds will be issued retroactively or in cases of suspension / behavioral absence. Your request will be finalized when you receive written notification.
COVID 19 Update
Camp Rodef Shalom’s highest priority has always been the safety of our community’s children and staff. With this concern foremost in our minds, we have consulted with the Centers for Disease Control, the American Camp Association, the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health, and the Temple Executive Board, and come to the difficult conclusion that Camp Rodef Shalom cannot physically open for campers this summer.
While nothing can replace physically being together at camp, we are committed to offering virtual camp experiences this summer to ensure that our camp family stays connected. These offerings will operate by donation and will be open to camp families enrolled, applied, or waitlisted for the 2020 summer, and any Temple Rodef Shalom member with children grades prek-8th grade. We will send more information out in June.
Camp Families: If you are registered or waitlisted for 2020 camp season, we encourage you to refer to our email announcement on 05/19/2020 for more information regarding next steps and refunds. All camp families must request a refund through the form on their CampMinder CampInTouch accounts.
Camp Staff: You are a deeply valued and appreciated member of the Camp family. We encourage you to refer to our email announcement on 05/19/2020 for alternative summer plans and support.
Thank you for your support and patience. We will continue to share more ways that you can stay connected to us throughout the summer here and via email. This is a very special community. Please stay healthy and safe, and let us know how we can support you through this challenging time.
If your camper will need prescription medication during camp, please bring the medication in its original packaging along with your Medication Authorization (signed by your child's doctor) to give to our clinic aide. If you have an Allergy Action Plan, please submit that as well. All authorizations and medications must be current and not expired.
Our Camp Scholarship Fund makes camp attendance possible for families who are Members of Temple Rodef Shalom. Please contact Sharon Soffer for more information on financial aid.
Click to donate to our camp scholarship fund.
Camp Rodef Shalom has a strict no-nit lice policy. We conduct individual lice checks on all campers and counselors on the first day of camp. If nits (eggs) or lice are found, pickup is required. Treatment must be completed before returning to camp; a Re-check by the camp clinic aide is necessary before resuming camp activities.
Our Cooking Specialty was a big hit last summer!
Click here to download our recipes.