Kochavim--New Program for Entering 4th Graders!
Introducing two 12-day sessions for entering 4th graders at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the exact dates of the program?
Entering 4th graders may attend one of two sessions: June 18-June 30 or July 2-July 14
2. How much will the program cost?
The cost of the program is $1730 plus transportation. For full-season Ramah Day Camp families, the cost of enrollment is part of their full-season day camp tuition. The only additional cost is transportation to/from camp. A combined tuition is also available for those campers attending Ramah Day Camp for four weeks this summer.
3. Does this program qualify for the Campership Incentive Grant?
This program does not qualify for any of the camper incentive grants available in our various communities, as only programs of 19 days or longer are eligible for these grants.
4. What does the program name mean?
The aidah is called Kochavim, which means "stars" in Hebrew. Last summer they were more like "superstars!"
5. How many campers can participate?
Each session of the 4th grade program has one cabin of approximately 10‐12 boys and one cabin of approximately 10‐12 girls. This number of participants insures that there is plenty of time for all the campers to get to know one another and for each of them to receive the attention that they need as they acclimate to camp.
6. What is the counselor to camper ratio?
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin prides itself on maintaining a very high staff member to camper ratio. There are four college-aged staff members living in and working with each cabin. The entire staff and camper group is led and supervised by a division head who is post-college.
7. Will I be able to visit my child at camp?
Our staff is trained to help all our campers make a smooth transition to the camp community. For some of the campers attending overnight camp for the first time, there is a concern that a family visit will make it more difficult to be away from home. As such, parents are asked not to plan to visit during this program. Campers will be required to write home and the camp website will keep families updated on camp activities with daily photos, a blog and video clips of the fun-filled Ramah experience. If you would like to make the drive up to the Northwoods to pick up your camper on the last day of camp, we will gladly give you a tour of the camp and introduce you to our staff.
8. What if my child wants to stay for more than 12 days? Is that an option?
As this is a pilot program, campers are not be permitted to extend their stay for a second session. We will certainly reconsider this in future summers.
9. Why introduce this program now?
The staff and lay committee of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin have been traveling throughout the region, listening to the interests and concerns of potential and current families, and looking to the future through the development of a new strategic plan. We are now starting to implement and test several of the recommendations from the plan including this new program. Camp Ramah in Wisconsin prides itself on its history of careful planning before launching new initiatives. Having listened and planned, we determined that the time was right to pilot this new program.
10. Whom should I contact if I have additional questions or need more information?
Call our registrar at 312-606-9316 x 221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.