FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I register my child for Summer 2021?


Our camper application is all online. Click Here To apply for the 2021 summer, you need to submit a Camper Application, health history, as well as a $200 non-refundable deposit. Your application will be reviewed within two weeks of submission, usually faster. If accepted, the payment plan you selected during application will go into effect, and your registration will be complete. If we are unable to accept your application, or have any questions, we will be in touch with you within two weeks of applying and before any further payments are made.




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.
Our rates consist of two parts: 'Deposit Amount' and 'Camp Tuition'
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. Note that you may cancel one session or full summer, however we cannot accomodate cancelations of days or weeks that will break a session.




What are the camp hours?


Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm. See dates and rates page for more details.




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
K Juniors: children entering K in the upcoming school year. Juniors: children entering 1&2 grades in the upcoming school year.
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. In the Junior division, Pioneer division, and Adventure Camp our bunks range in size from 12-15 campers each, with 2 counselors per bunk. Each division is also devided by gender and has approximately 4 bunks with its own Division Head. Our bunks are separate gender, with the exception of Kiddie Camp, which is co–ed. We maintain a minimum ratio of 1:9 counselors to campers for all divisions and 1:6 in Kiddie Camp, in accordance with the NJ Youth Camp Safety Standards.




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. PLEASE NOTE: (From the camp parent agreement) "I understand that FLJDC will do its best to place my child/ren in the groups and/or with the friends that I have requested, with no guarantees. FLJDC reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, place campers in the bunks and/or groups that it believes is in the child's and FLJDC's best interest, regardless of what parents have requested verbally or in writing." Once children are placed no changes will be made for the first 2 weeks of camp. To access the Camper Information Form after you have registered please follow these steps: 1. Log into your camp account
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?


Pick Up for Kiddie Camp and Junior Division begins at 3:40 PM and ends at 3:55 PM. Pick Up for Pioneer and Adventure Camp begins at 4:00 PM and ends PROMPTLY at 4:15 PM. If you have children in divisions with different pick up times, you should arrive for the later pick up time to pick up all kids. Similarly if doing carpool with children from divisions with different pick up times. You will not be charged for after care until 4:15pm.




Do you have a secondary refund policy if camp cannot open at all?


At FLJDC we value our commitment to you as parents who support our camp and community. Since processing online payments has a cost and in order to ensure that camp can survive without losing even more than it already has in the 2020 season, we have adopted the following Covid refund policy. Our rates consist of two parts: 'Deposit Amount' and 'Camp Tuition' There is a $200 non refundable ‘deposit amount’ when you make an application. 'Camp tuition' is the remaining balance after your deposit.

  1. The regular refund policy is in effect unless camp cannot open at all due to Covid.
  2. If camp cannot open in the 2021 season, your full ‘camp tuition’ will be refunded minus your ‘deposit amount’.
  3. 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.





 
 

CONTACT US

Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp

30-02 Fair Lawn Avenue

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

201.791.7200 Ext. 4

Rabbi Mendel & Elke Zaltzman

Camp Directors

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