Tznius is one of the foundations on which our camp stands. What the camper brings to camp in terms of clothing and personal property will need to reflect the camp vision. As we spend the summer together with your daughters all aspects tznius, in Machshava, Dibbur & Maaseh will be enforced.
Bring to Camp
Skirts that are long enough to cover the knee even when sitting
Tights or Knee socks that are long enough that cover the gap between the skirt and sock
T shirts and blouses should cover the collarbone and elbows
Tip. many times, stretched out t-shirts fall too low, it is advisable to either fix those old t’s or leave them at home.
Swim suits should be one piece
If you would like, you may send rashguards but they will need to go on top of the a one peice bathing suit.
Nightwear – Nightgowns are “in “ at Camp Pardas Chanah
All Campers are expected to wear nightgowns in camp.
Leave at home
No Two Peice Bathing Suits
Skirts with slits
Leggings with short socks are not a look that is Kosher at Camp Pardas Chanah
Books or comics with secular content
See music below
See electronic policy below
Although there is not much relaxation time, there are those that prefer to spend a quiet rest hour reading books.
- Your daughter can bring books with Jewish content by frum authors.
- They may also bring Jewish content magazines.
- Any item that is deemed inappropriate with camp policy will be confiscated and returned at the end of the camper’s stay
Camp Pardas Chanah, has a lending library of books. The library is open every Monday Wednesday and Friday.
The music played in camp is one that follows the guidelines of a chassidishe environment. As campers come to camp, we aim to have a pure environment accross the board for everyone. Campers may come to camp with many diferent types of music on their players, therefor camp has made the decision that all MP3 players and ipods, are to be held by the camp (in the safe) and will be returned at the end of the summer.
We do realize, that some campers feel the need to relax with music , therefor, we have purchased MP3 players that are available for rent at the camp office. On these MP3 players, there will be camp approved music available.
Cost of MP3 Rentals
Per Day: $2.00
Per 2 days: $4.00
Earphones: included – Coming Soon
Late, Lost or Broken MP3s
Late return: will be subject to a fine- $1.00 extra per day
Lost Mp3’s: will be subject to purchase cost to replace the player – $30.00
Broken MP3’s: will be subject to a fine- $15.00
Plug OUT! All year long our children are surrounded by technology. From computers, to cell phones and tablets and everything in between. We aim to keep the technology out of camp, thereby giving the campers a wholesome camp environment where they can plug out of the daily grind and plug into all the learning, activities & trips that camp has to offer.
Camp is a screen free environment.
Do not bring:
- MP3 players
If any of the above items are brought to camp, they will be confiscated and returned at the end of the camper’s stay.
Small, lightweight and inexpensive digital cameras are allowed, along with their chargers and preferably waterproof cases.
Toasters, sandwich makers, refrigerators are not permitted at camp
All parents must have their children checked and, if necessary, treated for head lice before the beginning of camp. All campers will be checked upon arrival. If your child had lice prior to the start of camp, please let the camp know. We will remind your daughter to comb daily and have an extra eye out for her. There will be a $150.00 minimum charge for the treatment of a child found with head lice.. Please make sure to take care of this important issue in order to avoid unnecessary embarrassment for your child. Refer to the Health and safety section for more about head lice .
Campers will be allowed to call home once a week according to a bunk rotation schedule. The rotation schedule will begin on the first Sunday of the session.
For schedule, times and phone information refer to our Keep in Touch sections of the guidebook.
Bunking is important for the camp and campers alike. It is important for camp life and important to your daughters happiness.
When the bunks are divided, prior to the start of the session, this is what the camp will be looking at.
Cabin Mate Requests
Cabin mate requests are important so that your child feels she is comfortable with at least one camper in her bunk. As the bunks are divided, we try to honor at least one cabinmate request.
Part of making bunk divisions, is ensuring an even balance of campers. We strongly believe, that camp is a great time for children to make friends outside of their regular circle, therefore if there is a group of girls coming from one class many times this group will be divided.
If the camp has had a previous experience with particular campers being bunked together and the results were not optimal, we reserve the right to separate the would be campers even if it was their only cabin mate request
Should a parent make a request that their child not to be with a specific camper, camp will make every effort to honor the request. If we have difficulty with the request we will contact the parent to understand the nature of the request.