In This Email:
2nd Session Health Update
Opening Day Procedures: Check-in, Health Screenings, Medication Drop-off
Dear 3rd Session Families,
It's hard to believe that your campers join us in just a few days!
Here at camp, we have been busy welcoming back healthy campers. Between Wednesday and Thursday 52 returned to us, while our numbers of new campers going home has remained minimal (1 Tuesday, 0 Wednesday, 1 Thursday).
We remain vigilant about rest, hydration, and cleanliness, and look forward to our last Shabbat with a healthy community!
Below please find information about opening day on Tuesday, July 28th.
Drop-off is between 1 and 3pm for campers (parents of CITs, you should have received separate info about their drop off at 11am). Please follow signs to park behind Fligelman Lecture Hall, and then walk over to the Old Sports Field for check-in, where we will be greeting our incoming campers, playing Israeli dance music, selling Alonim gear, and undertaking the check-in process.
On the field, your campers will receive both health and lice screenings. All campers will be quickly examined by our Health Center team as we do our best to ensure a healthy camp environment. With our heightened awareness surrounding the impact of the flu at summer camps across the country including our 2nd Session, campers with a temperature of 99.5 or greater and/or reporting flu-like symptoms will be asked to go home to recuperate for 7 days. We request that you outline any illness your child may have felt in the time period leading up to camp with our Health Center staff so that we can be as vigilant as possible.
Once through the health screening, you can go to the check-in table, where you will find out your camper's bunk. If paperwork is missing, you will be directed to first complete your paperwork with Susan, our Registrar, before proceeding to your child's bunk. For those bringing a prescription of Tamiflu, there will be a station to drop off the prescription and the consent form.
You will then drive your campers to their bunks to unpack and meet their counselors. If you need to drop off daily medication at the Health Center, please stop at the Health Center on the way to the bunk area and check in medication with our nurses.
Please remember that our all-camp tzedakah project is collecting toiletries to be distributed to families who are receiving aid from Jewish Family Services. JFS is currently seeing over 7,000 people a month at their SOVA food pantry and there is a heightened need for personal toiletry items. JFS requests that all toiletries be 8oz. Please do not send the jumbo sized products. Below please find the list of requested supplies along with your camper(s) grade as of September. Please bring the item assigned to your camper's grade so that we can supply JFS with all of the items they need.
Shampoo 3rd grade
Deodorant 4th grade
Tooth paste 5th grade
Tooth brushes 6th grade
Disposable razors 7th grade
Lotion 8th grade
Soap 9th grade
Travel size Kleenex packages 10th grade
Shaving cream 11th grade
Thank you for helping Alonim repair the world!
We look forward to welcoming all of you to 3rd Session and spending 3 exciting weeks together.
Executive Director, Camp Alonim