PROCEDURES & POLICIES Complete the application in its entirety giving as much information as possible. Scholarship Option – In addition to outside funding sources (synagogues, etc), we, as a camp, have a generous Fee Assistance Program. For complete details and forms, see the documents and forms section of your CampInTouch portal. Deposit must be paid by credit card and submitted at the same time as the application. Subsequent payments may be made by credit card or cheque.You will receive an auto-response email from us acknowledging that we have received your application. Acceptance Process – All applications are reviewed by our Camp Directors to determine space and acceptance. An acceptance email will be sent to you and an invoice stating the balance. Campers will not be permitted to attend camp until all fees have been paid. All payments must be paid in full by February 28, 2021. Payments can be made by credit card or by cheque. If paying by credit card, please note there will be a 2.5% administration fee. If paying by cheque, please send in post-dated cheques with the last payment dated no later than February 28, 2021. Tuition for the 2021 season is as follows: Full Session: $9550.00, First Session: $6300.00, Second Session: $5850.00, Tikvah: $7800.00, Six Week: $8550.00, Taste of Nitzanim: Grade 3-4: $3400.00, Taste of Arazim: Grade 5: $3750.00, Shorashim Alef, Bet, Gimmel & Daled: $2400.00, Mini-Taste/Garinim Alef, Bet & Gimmel: TBD.
We cannot guarantee a space in camp. We urge you to apply early. We will send you an email confirmation that we received your application, and an acceptance status email will follow.
Bunking Policy: While we take bunk requests seriously, there are other factors kept in mind when forming cabin groups, including (for returning campers) recommendations from the previous summer and the overall cabin dynamic. We do our best to see that every camper who makes a request gets at least one of their choices, however, bunk requests are not guaranteed.
Update re: COVID-19
Due to the current pandemic, it is important to note that all accepted registrations are inherently, and now expressly conditional, upon the camp being operational during the upcoming summer camping season. Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19’s impact, our capacity, session availability, and dates remain subject to change.
In the event that COVID-19 related impacts result in the camp being unable to operate during the camping season, or if camp operations must be modified such that the dates, session availability, capacity, or programming are materially impacted, or any part thereof, due to COVID-19, related impediments, legislative restriction or other circumstances beyond the Camp’s reasonable control, the Camp will provide notice of cancellation of registration and/or proposed alternative session opportunities to you at your ordinary email address as soon as is practicable.
If Camp is cancelled due to COVID-19 or if your child cannot attend Camp due to travel restrictions, then you will receive a full refund up to June 1st. After which, refunds will be calculated based on funds available after expenses.
If Camp needs to change the dates for your child’s session materially, you will be given options to change your enrollment or you will receive a full refund.
Cancellation Policy: All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing, including the date of the request and the reason for withdrawal. All deposits are fully refundable, subject to a $100 non-refundable administrative fee, until April 30th, 2021. Withdrawals after April 30th, 2021 but before June 1st will result in a 25% loss in tuition in addition to the administrative fee. Any withdrawal requests after June 1st will result in a forfeiture of tuition, including the deposit and any unpaid portions of tuition. Withdrawal for personal health emergencies prior to the start of camp will result in a full refund, less the administrative fee.
No tuition refund will be made for voluntary withdrawals after the start of camp. If a camper leaves at the camp’s request, tuition may be prorated, at the discretion of the Director.
Campers applying for the full season who wish to drop a session may do so without penalty up until February 28, 2021. After February 28, 2021, such requests will be subject to the general cancellation policy. There will be no refunds for full season campers wishing to drop the second session once camp has begun.
No tuition refund will be made for voluntary withdrawals after the start of camp. If a camper leaves at the camp’s request, tuition may be pro-rated, at the discretion of the Director.
Any camper who sustains an injury or illness while at camp, which requires departure for the remainder of the session will have a prorated portion of tuition (after deduction of administrative fees) refunded. In the event that a camper is withdrawn involuntarily from camp as a result of inaccurate or incomplete information provided in this application, Camp Ramah in Canada is not obligated to refund any tuition.
Wellness Policy: All children attending Camp Ramah are required to submit a completed medical form. As well, all children attending Camp Ramah must be up-to-date in their immunizations, as determined by the provincial schedule. This includes routine childhood immunizations and may include other immunizations. Please see the forms and documents section of your CampInTouch portal for the list of required immunizations. Camp Ramah in Canada reserves the right to make requests and changes related to Provincial and Federal guidelines related to COVID-19 requirements.
Drugs and Alcohol: The use of drugs and the consumption of alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at camp. Any campers or staff members found in possession or under the influence of legal or illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages will be subject to immediate dismissal from camp.
Cigarette Smoking: Camp Ramah is a smoke-free environment. Campers and staff are not permitted to smoke cigarettes at any time or any place during their stay at camp.
Graffiti: All campers and staff members are responsible for maintaining the beauty and physical condition of camp. Any vandalism or destruction of camp property by campers will result in damages being assessed and charged to the camper’s family. There will be a minimum standard charge of $100.00 per incident each time graffiti is placed in any public place including on a new building or a recently painted or re-paneled wall.
The use of our Camp Ramah in Canada name or logo is not allowed without written permission.
PERMISSIONS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I understand that Camp Ramah in Canada is not responsible for my child’s personal property, its loss or destruction, during the camp season or while in transit to or from camp. I authorize Camp Ramah in Canada to print my camper’s name and contact information in the camp address book and to use any photograph, video, likeness or statement of my child or made by my child taken during this or other summers, either at camp or during the year, for promotional or other purposes, in any media including the internet. I release Camp Ramah in Canada from any and all liability in connection with the use of any such photograph, video, likeness, or statement. I give permission for my child to participate in camp activities outside the campgrounds as planned by the camp staff.
In the case of a medical and/or surgical emergency, I give my permission to the physician selected by the camp director to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for, and to order medications and/or injections, anesthesia, or surgery for my child as named in this application.
I understand that Camp Ramah in Canada is not responsible or liable for the adequacy or quality of the medical treatment given by local providers in case of emergency. I understand that my child will not be permitted to enter camp until a completed medical form is submitted. I agree that the relationship and the resolution of any and all disputes arising therefrom between me and health services provided through Camp Ramah in Canada shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario. I acknowledge that the treatment will be performed in the Province of Ontario and that the courts of the Province of Ontario shall have jurisdiction to entertain any complaint, demand, claim or cause of action whether based on alleged breach of contract or alleged negligence arising out of the treatment. I agree that if I commence any such legal proceedings they will be only in the Province of Ontario and hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario.