FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I register my child for Summer 2021?
Our camper application is all online. Click Here
What are the 2021 dates of camp?
Camp will begin on Monday, June 28, 2021. Our last day of camp will be on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Camp will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day.
How much does camp cost?
Pricing and discounts can be found on our “Dates & Rates” page.
Where is Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp located?
Camp is located at the Yeshivat Noam campus located 70 West Century Road in Paramus, NJ.
What is your refund policy?
REGULAR REFUND POLICY (see Covid refund policy in next question)
FLJDC spends most of the tuition it collects before camp begins and makes deposits and reservations based on the numbers of children enrolled. As such, there will be no refunds or deductions from tuition for any reason including, without limitation, arriving late, leaving early, vacations, holidays, missed days, sick days, or suspension/expulsion from camp.
There is a $200 non refundable deposit when you make an application.
'Camp tuition' is the remaining balance after your deposit.
The FLJDC refund schedule of 'Camp Tuition' is as follows:
100% refund for cancellation before March 1, 2021.
50% refund for cancellation before May 1, 2021.
20% refund for cancellation before June 1, 2021.
No refunds will be made after June 1, 2021.
What are the camp hours?
Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm.
Do you offer extra care?
We do our best to accommodate working parents by offering extra care Monday – Friday from 8 – 9 am and again from 4:15 – 6:00 pm.
The cost of extra care can be found on our “Camp Extra Care” page.
Why do you charge for Extra Care?
At Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp we are committed to making sure your children have the best possible experience, for the best value. As such we set the tuition prices based on the experiences offered to each individual child - quality programs, activities, food, trips, coaches, and counselors. In order to help keep prices competitive, we do not charge everyone for "extras" that not everyone needs, (such as busing, extra care, swim lessons for older divisions) unless you need it! This allows everyone to enjoy a lower camp cost and pay only for what extras they need and actually use.
How are the campers organized?
We have 4 divisions at camp:
Kiddie Camp: children 3 & 4 years old
Pioneers: children entering grades 3-5 in the upcoming school year.
Adventure Camp: children entering grades 6-8 in the upcoming school year.
For the Kiddie Camp, campers are in classes ranging from 10-15 campers. Each class has 1 teacher and 2 assistants.
How can I request friends for my child’s bunk?
On your child’s “Camper Information Form”, the 6th question is labeled “Friend Request.” In this field you may list up to three friends.
2. From the top menu bar select 'Additional Options'
3. From that drop down menu select 'Document Center'
4. Under the 'Camper Forms' section on the left side, select 'Camper Information Form'
How old are the counselors? Are they trained?
We understand that the experience your child will have at camp will be largely impacted by their wonderful counselors. We take pride in the maturity and responsibility of our staff, and our youngest counselors are 16 years old. At least one counselor in each bunk is a high school graduate.
Our Camp prides itself on its exceptional staff. All staff come with prior camp or youth related experience and a desire to work with kids. Bunks are well staffed. Electives are run by professional instructors. We take great pride in our commitment to recruiting, training and keeping the highest quality staff in the camping profession. Over the years, FLJDC has always been dedicated to small groups with exceptional staff supervision. This ensures the best possible care, instruction and supervision for our campers. Our counselors are all certified in CPR and First Aid, highly trained, dedicated, and experienced.
Do you have a nurse or EMT on campus?
We employ a Health Director (EMT) on staff at all times. This person's job is limited to the health and wellbeing of campers and staff, treating minor injuries, and overseeing the health program at camp. In addition all of our staff participate in training before camp begins and are certified in CPR and First Aid.
Must campers wear a camp T-shirt every day?
No, we do not require that all campers wear a Camp T-shirt each day. However while on field trips camp shirts are required. Since all camp staff and campers wear camp shirts, we are instantly recognizable to each other.
Additionally, on our camp picture day all campers will be required to wear a camp shirt.
Pionneer Division receives two camp shirts and Adventure Campers receive three camp shirts.
Is the camp nut-free?
We are a nut-free and seed-free camp. The food that we serve contains no trace of peanuts, tree nuts, or seeds and our policy is that any food sent along with your children to camp must contain no nuts or seeds, or traces of nuts or seeds. Please note this includes Bamba!
Is day camp tax-deductible?
Day camp tuition is eligible for Child Care/Dependent Care Reimbursement through your employer, or as a straight deduction on your taxes, ask your tax professional how.
Many of our camp families take advantage of this.
Our Tax ID is located at the top right of your camp statement. Instructions for downloading and printing your camp statement are on your account page in your online camp account.
How can I check my tuition balance or scheduled payments?
By following these 3 easy steps!
1. Log into your camp account
2. Click on 'My Account' on the top right
3. In the Financial section click on 'My Trnasactions' or 'My Statements'
How can I access my financial statement to submit for tax or reimbursement paperwork?
Statements only show online in your account if there is an outstanding balance. If you need a copy of your statement that shows charges and payments, please email our office and we will email it to you
Can I cancel my daily transportation?
Should your daily transportation needs change, and you wish to cancel your transportation registration, you will need to notify our office, via email, no later than the Tuesday prior to the week you wish to cancel. At that time we will confirm our ability to cancel the transportation and issue you a refund for the future weeks. After Tuesday of the preceding week, no refund will be made.
What are the pick up times?
Do you have a secondary refund policy if camp cannot open at all?
The regular refund policy is in effect unless camp cannot open at all due to Covid.
If camp cannot open in the 2021 season, your full ‘camp tuition’ will be refunded minus your ‘deposit amount’.
If you enroll more than one child, the full amount of your ‘camp tuition’ will be refunded for each child minus your 'deposit amount' as follows:
$200 deposit on first child.
$125 deposit on second and third child.
$75 deposit on fourth and fifth child.