SAFETY AND SECURITY
Our top priority is the physical and emotional safety of our campers. We work with experts to implement security measures at ALL camp locations. Armed Police officers are always on campus, ensuring our physical safety. The gate remains closed at all times except during carpool. Counselors track and accompany campers to all activities taught by trained adults.
Emotionally, our counselors practice empathetic listening to diffuse conflicts and report any concerns to camp leadership. Understanding that your child’s physical and emotional safety is a top concern, our head staff communicates directly with parents to address concerns.
This summer, to respond to the unique needs of our community’s children and adolescents in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, ITC is once again partnering with the community-based mental health organization, Chris180. Each unit will have an assigned Chris180 clinician accompanying them throughout the week. These clinicians will offer ongoing social-emotional support to staff and campers alike. Working in concert with Camper Care Director Danya Maloon, these clinicians will provide additional opportunities for our team and campers to continue developing healthy social behaviors and a greater capacity for emotional regulation.
Whoever your child is and whatever family they come from, your child will be welcome and will build solid Jewish friendships that will last a lifetime. In the City Camps proudly offers a diverse camper and staff makeup, which makes our community unique. For many campers, In the City Camps is their first Jewish experience, while others may celebrate the holidays, go to Jewish day school, or attend Sunday school. Some campers have one Jewish parent, while others have two. Some have two mothers or fathers. Some come to camp with physical, emotional, and medical challenges. We welcome and nurture them all. Questions? Email email@example.com
GENDER INCLUSION POLICY
ITC welcomes campers of all gender identities. Should your family choose to do so, we welcome you to disclose your child’s assigned biological gender to our Camper Care Director so that she can help facilitate any support and accommodations your camper may need. All information shared will be treated with sensitivity and the Director will keep this information confidential. ITC will honor your camper’s preferred name and pronouns. Counselors also receive training on all inclusion practices relating to best practices around gender and sexual diversity.
ITC welcomes neurodiverse children into our camp. We are an affirming and welcoming space, providing an inclusive and warm experience for your neurodivergent child. We welcome campers with anxiety, ADHD, and those formally or informally diagnosed as autistic, among other neurological diversities.
ITC requires that your child be able to stay with their bunk or class throughout the day, toilet independently, and eat lunch and snacks without assistance. Therefore, ITC cannot accommodate children who exhibit aggressive physical or verbal behaviors.
Don’t hesitate to contact our Camper Care Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can share more information about our program and plan reasonable accommodations for your neurodivergent camper.
COVID AND VACCINE POLICY
In the City Camps have safely run camps during the Summers of 2020, 2021, and 2022 with minimal COVID-19 spread. We take COVID-19-related decisions seriously and consider national and local data as well as information from the CDC, local board of health, and state guidelines.
For Summer 2023, we strongly recommend that campers and staff be fully vaccinated before attending camp. Vaccines are suggested but NOT required this summer.
Campers and staff are NOT permitted at camp if any of the following apply:
If your child has a fever or illness while at camp, you must pick up your child from camp.
NOTE: In the City Camps reserves the right to change our vaccine requirements at any time to protect the safety of our camper population. Please note that in the unfortunate event that we experience a positive Covid event at camp, the steps we take in response as part of our safety protocols may differ regarding vaccinated versus unvaccinated campers. Therefore, if your camper still needs to be vaccinated, we strongly urge you to consider fully vaccinating your camper as soon as possible to ensure everyone can attend camp safely.
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