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Will there be sleep away summer camp this year?

Yes
12 (20.7%)
NO
33 (56.9%)
Only second month
13 (22.4%)

Total Members Voted: 58

Voting closed: April 17, 2020, 03:42:36 PM

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #120 on: April 30, 2020, 05:38:06 AM »
Heard from one of the NYS Camps indirectly- that if they do open camps ( talk specifically about this camp but I can't imagine it wont apply to other camps as well) it will be one big quarantine.

Meaning everyone in camp will stay in camp - no visiting day, no visitors, no one coming in/out etc... 

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #121 on: April 30, 2020, 07:10:01 AM »
Heard from one of the NYS Camps indirectly- that if they do open camps ( talk specifically about this camp but I can't imagine it wont apply to other camps as well) it will be one big quarantine.

Meaning everyone in camp will stay in camp - no visiting day, no visitors, no one coming in/out etc...
This is definitely what will happen
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #122 on: April 30, 2020, 08:31:21 AM »
This is definitely what will happen
noone knows  there is hope that by next week there will be some clarity

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #124 on: April 30, 2020, 10:15:58 AM »
noone knows  there is hope that by next week there will be some clarity
Maybe you misunderstood, I meant assuming they are able to open there is no way they'll be letting anyone in or out.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #125 on: April 30, 2020, 11:16:25 AM »
i registered my child for CGI Montreal

the following is a copy and paste of the emails sent by camp:

3/23

Dear :

We are touching base regarding this upcoming summer season. As we navigate these difficult times together, we are optimistic that this will all come to an end soon iy"h. We are certainly hopeful for a regular, much needed, camp season. We will send out another update after Pesach iy"h. As of now, camp is on, as scheduled.

All post dated checks and credit card charges will not be charged for now, and will be kept on hold.

May you, your family, and all of Klal Yisroel stay safe, and have a Kosher and Freilichen Pesach!

Camp Gan Yisroel Montreal


4/22

Dear :

We trust that you enjoyed a meaningful Pesach surrounded by your immediate family.

As the summer season approaches, we are all wondering about the status of summer camps for summer 2020. As of now, we are hopeful that camp will run as scheduled. Of course, this decision is not in our hands, but rather in the hands of the minister of education and health officials. As we at CGI are actively preparing for another wonderful season, we cannot confirm anything before the government approves the opening of all camps. Rest assured, that as soon as we are given the green light, you will be the first to know.

We remind you that postdated payments will not be cashed/processed before a final decision is made.

Best of luck in these trying times and stay safe. We look forward to sharing good news iy"h.

Camp Gan Yisroel Montreal


based on the above, i have communicated with the camp on a number of occasions as to what their internal deadlines are etc... and what their expectations of payments are being that they arent charging the installments. so far, there has been no  firm responses. only roundabout answers. which leaves a bad feeling...  realistically, my opinion, for whatever its worth, is that it is HIGHLY unlikely for a camp to get ready on such short notice and also have the ability to get trips and programs planned etc... i understand this is the administration source of income however, they should be more forthcoming and provide options to parents including a refund if they dont feel safe/comfortable sending their child. 

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #126 on: April 30, 2020, 11:18:31 AM »
CGI Montreal has the additional burden of having the Canadian border closed. Even if it does open, which I don't think is likely, it would have to be only to Canadians.
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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #127 on: April 30, 2020, 11:30:46 AM »
CGI Montreal has the additional burden of having the Canadian border closed. Even if it does open, which I don't think is likely, it would have to be only to Canadians.
another reason to be forthcoming that it is unlikely and they should propose a solution
suggestions
credit for next year (which in itself is probably worthless because they can just increase the base ask price),
refund,
a first right of refusal if it does end up opening
etc...

something to not leave people hanging because EVERYONE worldwide is dealing with covid19 on some level. not just camp or school. so all people should realize that and being in a service business provide some guidance as to what they are thinking.

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #128 on: April 30, 2020, 06:57:56 PM »
based on the above, i have communicated with the camp on a number of occasions as to what their internal deadlines are etc... and what their expectations of payments are being that they arent charging the installments. so far, there has been no  firm responses. only roundabout answers. which leaves a bad feeling...  realistically, my opinion, for whatever its worth, is that it is HIGHLY unlikely for a camp to get ready on such short notice and also have the ability to get trips and programs planned etc... i understand this is the administration source of income however, they should be more forthcoming and provide options to parents including a refund if they dont feel safe/comfortable sending their child. 

If everyone is quarantined in camp, trips might not even be an option.

Anyway, why not ask to cancel your application so they donít surprise you with charges, or at least notify them that they are no longer authorized to charge you anything further until they hear back from you. Iím sure that if they open and you want to send your kid(s), you can always reapply later, I doubt they'll be sold out this summer. Personally I doll wouldnít be sending my kid unless things changed drastically over the next month.
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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #129 on: April 30, 2020, 07:42:16 PM »
Personally I doll wouldnít be sending my kid unless things changed drastically over the next month.

What would need to change for you to feel comfortable with your kid going to camp?

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #130 on: April 30, 2020, 08:06:38 PM »
realistically, my opinion, for whatever its worth, is that it is HIGHLY unlikely for a camp to get ready on such short notice and also have the ability to get trips and programs planned etc...
I don't know about cgi Montreal, but I am involved in a different camp and we are operating under the assumption that camp will open, so planning for most programs are well underway. Obviously trips are more complicated and we aren't putting deposits on anything, but we hope to start that as soon as we have more info.
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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #132 on: May 03, 2020, 09:53:31 AM »
Not camp, but my daughter's friend and her family already went up for the summer, since all the kids are doing distance learning anyway.
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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #133 on: May 03, 2020, 09:58:50 AM »
Not camp, but my daughter's friend and her family already went up for the summer, since all the kids are doing distance learning anyway.
I know some people that went up. Itís a bad idea. I donít need to explain why.

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Re: Will there be Sleep Away Camp this summer?
« Reply #134 on: May 03, 2020, 10:03:06 AM »
Not camp, but my daughter's friend and her family already went up for the summer, since all the kids are doing distance learning anyway.

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