In This Email:
What’s Happening at 2nd Session
Health Update: Minimal number of new cases, Cleaning and food service procedures, Staff preparation
Dear 3rd Session Families,
We’re a couple of days into our last week together of the session and it is off to a great start!
The campers continue to participate in the multitude of fun Camp Alonim activities while also finding time to give back to their community. As part of this summer’s tzedakah project, many campers brought toiletries with them to donate to Jewish Family Services. Today, campers helped assemble the donations into bags for 90 families. Additionally, they made Rosh Hashanah cards for families that will be going to SOVA to get food for the holidays. The staff continues to provide opportunities for rest and rehydration for all campers.
We continue to see minimal cases of campers displaying flu-like symptoms, with only 2 new cases on Monday. Camp Alonim is in the midst of welcoming back campers from their time away, and yesterday saw 13 campers return healthy and ready for the last week! Over the next few days, we expect many more to rejoin us. We are excited that so many of you have recovered and are returning to Camp Alonim for a fun-filled final week.
We have continued the implementation of our cleaning and safety procedures to ensure the health of the entire Alonim community throughout their time at camp.
All public spaces, door knobs, faucets, etc., (including all bunk areas) are getting cleaned twice a day. Additionally, counselors have Lysol wipes in their bunks to wipe down all surfaces. There are Purell containers in every bunk, at every table in the dining hall, in every bathroom, and on the outside of buildings in camp. We are insisting that all campers and staff wash hands and use Purell frequently.
In between sessions, the entire camp will be cleaned and scrubbed thoroughly, including all sleeping/living spaces.
We have also made a few changes in our dining hall regarding how food is served. All Toranim (CITs and staff who are on kitchen duty) are wearing gloves to serve food. Additionally, at the salad bars and vegetarian carts, Toranim are serving food to the campers instead of letting them serve themselves. And finally, we have replaced all lost water bottles and will be washing all camper water bottles every other day.
In the next few days, you will receive a mailing with the Tamiflu Consent Form, as well as hard copies of the July 19th email. Please let us know if you do NOT receive this mailing by the end of the week.
Please be on the lookout later this week for an email with the check-in procedures for Opening Day.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our team in the office.
We appreciate all of your understanding and support as we work throughout the summer to ensure the health and well-being of all members of the Alonim Community for this year and many years to come.
We look forward to welcoming your campers in a week!
Executive Director, Camp Alonim