- What is Camp Kesher at Home?
CKH is Oregon NCSY’s newest project that combines the excitement of Camp Kesher, innovative thinking and top notch programming. Camp will run from Monday – Friday from 9 am – 12 pm from June 22nd – June 26th. CKH has been created with the mission of providing your children with the structure they need so parents can have the break they deserve.
- Are you canceling the in-person Camp Kesher that is slated to take place August 9-20th in Lacamas, WA?
Nope. At this point in time we are staying hopeful. As long as the CDC, as well as our staff, feel that it is safe to run camp, we will. CKH is an additional project of Camp Kesher and is open to campers who aren’t registered for the in person camp.
- What kind of programs will CKH offer? Will my kids be on zoom the entire time?
There are 3 camp offerings for campers currently in 3rd-5th grade – 1) Science, Magic and Adventure Camp, 2) Crafting Camp and 3) Classic Camp. Every 10 kids registered for a camp will form a bunk, and will be assigned a counselor. Each day, campers and staff will meet over zoom for a bunk activity and some Jewish learning. Then, counselors and guest presenters will lead the campers in the day’s activities. Campers can choose to work on their projects in front of their computer or in a more comfortable location while the counselor will remain on zoom the entire time to be available to answer any questions. This way, parents can remain free from interruptions.
No matter what camp you select, CKH staff will assemble a box of all the necessary supplies. The contents will be clearly labelled by day so that your kids can participate in activities without your help. The boxes can either be picked up for free (in Portland) or shipped for an additional $25.
- Is there a minimum number of campers needed to run a camp?
Yes, we need a minimum of 5 campers to run a bunk. A bunk will fill at 10 campers. If more than 10, but less than 15 campers register for the same camp, we will adjust the bunk sizes accordingly.
- Is camp refundable?
Due to the time crunch we are operating in, CKH has been set up without a registration fee. Camps are non refundable but are transferable. If a camper cannot attend camp at the last minute, their parents can find another camper to take their place.
- Are there scholarships?
The policy of Oregon NCSY is to never turn a participant away due to lack of funding. Please reach out to us to discuss your specific situation.
Here is a brief description of the camp* (including prices):
Science, Magic and Adventure Camp – Would your child love to learn real magic tricks from a talented magician? Watch Mad Science shows and run the experiments on their own? Enjoy Minute to Win It games and adventure challenges? Then Magic, Science and Adventure Camp is the perfect one for them. (Price: $175)
*activities are subject to change based on availability