Frequently Asked Questions
How are campers grouped?
Our six camp groups are divided by age. Groups are as follows:
Who will be taking care of my camper?
Our counselors are teachers that work at Beth Moshe throughout the school year or college students with previous experience working with children at Beth Moshe. We strive to have staff with early childhood experience (our school teachers) working with our youngest groups in lower camp. Our programs and activities are led by a team of specialists who have training and experience in their respective fields.
What kind of training does our staff receive?
All staff members undergo staff training and development conducted by professional educators, psychologists and Rabbis. All staff members participate in weekly staff development, team building, and trainings throughout the summer. All head counselors are American Red Cross CPR certified.
Can my child and I meet the counselors before camp starts?
Yes! We have a “Meet and Greet” orientation before camp begins where we invite parents and campers to meet their counselors and specialty staff, tour the facility, and learn more about the summer. Date and time to be announced!
What do you do on rainy days or days when it is excessively hot?
We never let the weather affect our fun at Camp Maryann! Rain or shine, our days are packed full of creative and exciting programs. During inclement weather, our camp program continues in our indoor facilities. Our flexible schedule and many specialists have all sorts of "rainy day" activities up their sleeves!
How will I stay informed about activities at camp?
The parent packet and calendar with all summer activities and special events will be distributed during camp orientation. Our weekly newsletter and notes home will keep you informed of all our exciting happenings! Please contact our summer camp office by email or phone with any questions or concerns.
If I do not participate in the Hot Lunch Program, what can I send my child for lunch?
Since we are an observant congregation, we ask that all meals sent from home are pareve or dairy and Kosher. This means no meat (i.e no cold cut sandwiches, chicken salad, meat-sauce pasta, etc.) Some choices our kids seem to love are cream cheese and jelly sandwiches, smoked salmon, pasta with butter and cheese, tuna salad, egg salad, and even yummy veggie plates with ranch dressing! Packaged snacks should contain a kosher symbol on the label. To ensure the safety of all of our campers, we are also a nut-free campus, and kindly ask parents to refrain from sending foods that include peanuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.