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Youth Department Bachutz Form


Welcome to the VBS Youth Department, the central place for all children and teens of our community.

Below, please find the sign up form for BACHUTZ (Grades 6-12) monthly outdoor program.

Program Description:
Once a month, for 2 hours every month, 4 groups of 10 teens will meet at local trails learning outdoor education like survival skills and conservation while appreciating and protecting our environment, all through a Jewish lens.  

BACHUTZ TUITION AND FEE STRUCTURE PER PARTICIPANT:
  • Bachutz (Wilderness Adventures) - Grades 6-12 - VBS Members $360/$450 Non-VBS Members
At Valley Beth Shalom we encourage all participants to become members in order to take advantage of the full range of dynamic programming we have to offer.
 
For any Youth Department questions, please contact Director of Youth Engagement, Camryn Kruger at (818) 530-4025 or ckruger@vbs.org

If you'd like more information about VBS membership, dues and/or benefits, please contact Natasha Benzaken at (818) 530-4008 or nbenzaken@vbs.org.


This program in funded in part thanks to a grant from USCJ's Pacific Southwest Region

Yes, I would like to be a Parent Grade Ambassador for the Youth Department to help support and guide teen programming at Valley Beth Shalom.
Yes, I would like to be a Parent Grade Ambassador for the Youth Department to help support and guide teen programming at Valley Beth Shalom.


Youth 1 Information

ENROLLMENT

MEDICAL HISTORY


BACHUTZ PARENT AND PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT
 
DESCRIPTION: With a focus on wilderness and outdoor education through a Judaic lens, this program is for the adventurous 6th-12th Grader looking to explore the great outdoors! This program incorporates traditions like properly building a fire, seeking water and shelter, learning conservation and protecting our environment. Participants will take day trips to local National Parks and Trails and end the year culminating in an overnight experience. 
 
Here’s a glimpse at the different subjects that will be covered:
-Jewish Aspects of the Wilderness 
-Recognition of Helpful and Harmful Assets of the Wild
-Shelter Building
-Fire Safety
-First Aid
-Appreciation of Nature
-Backpacking Skills 
-Rope Tying, Fire Building
-Survival Tactics
-California Nature: Local Animals, Topography, and Landscape 
 
DETAILS: Four groups of ten participants, not including two leaders, will meet once a month.
Saturday’s (3-5pm) or Sunday’s (1-3pm) 
 
Age Groups - Grades 6-12
 
Location - Pending closures due to Covid, fires, air quality, etc., we will hold the events at different parks and trailheads around LA County and Ventura County. The first will be held at Upper Canyonback Trail. Address: 17024 Mulholland Dr, Encino, CA 91436
 
Due to the global pandemic, VBS has created a Participant Agreement that covers all safety protocols for both the trails and the current health climate. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to allow for people to start to use public spaces again in ways that will limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, the County of Los Angeles is reopening public trails and trailheads to allow residents increased outdoor recreation options.
 
All participants must: 
  1. Stay at least six (6) feet from others who are not members of your household at all times.
  2. Avoid crowded areas. 
  3. Wear a face covering at all times.
  4. Don’t use trails that are crowded. If you are on a trail and notice a crowd ahead of you turn back.
  5. Don’t leave your home if you are sick with a fever or respiratory symptoms or are currently under isolation or quarantine.
  6. Do not gather in groups or linger at any one location except as needed for brief rests.
  7. Do not share food or water while out on the trails.
  8. The participants will bring their own hand sanitizer, water and snacks. 
This form is to be read and signed by both the parent and participant before the participant is allowed to take part in this activity. He/She must follow all instructions both adhered to by Valley Beth Shalom as well as the County of LA Department of Health and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation. To learn more about the trails, you may visit their website at: https://trails.lacounty.gov/Prepare
 

Youth 2 Information

ENROLLMENT

MEDICAL HISTORY


BACHUTZ PARENT AND PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT
 
DESCRIPTION: With a focus on wilderness and outdoor education through a Judaic lens, this program is for the adventurous 6th-12th Grader looking to explore the great outdoors! This program incorporates traditions like properly building a fire, seeking water and shelter, learning conservation and protecting our environment. Participants will take day trips to local National Parks and Trails and end the year culminating in an overnight experience. 
 
Here’s a glimpse at the different subjects that will be covered:
-Jewish Aspects of the Wilderness 
-Recognition of Helpful and Harmful Assets of the Wild
-Shelter Building
-Fire Safety
-First Aid
-Appreciation of Nature
-Backpacking Skills 
-Rope Tying, Fire Building
-Survival Tactics
-California Nature: Local Animals, Topography, and Landscape 
 
DETAILS: Four groups of ten participants, not including two leaders, will meet once a month.
Saturday’s (3-5pm) or Sunday’s (1-3pm) 
 
Age Groups - Grades 6-12
 
Location - Pending closures due to Covid, fires, air quality, etc., we will hold the events at different parks and trailheads around LA County and Ventura County. The first will be held at Upper Canyonback Trail. Address: 17024 Mulholland Dr, Encino, CA 91436
 
Due to the global pandemic, VBS has created a Participant Agreement that covers all safety protocols for both the trails and the current health climate. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to allow for people to start to use public spaces again in ways that will limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, the County of Los Angeles is reopening public trails and trailheads to allow residents increased outdoor recreation options.
 
All participants must: 
  1. Stay at least six (6) feet from others who are not members of your household at all times.
  2. Avoid crowded areas. 
  3. Wear a face covering at all times.
  4. Don’t use trails that are crowded. If you are on a trail and notice a crowd ahead of you turn back.
  5. Don’t leave your home if you are sick with a fever or respiratory symptoms or are currently under isolation or quarantine.
  6. Do not gather in groups or linger at any one location except as needed for brief rests.
  7. Do not share food or water while out on the trails.
  8. The participants will bring their own hand sanitizer, water and snacks. 
This form is to be read and signed by both the parent and participant before the participant is allowed to take part in this activity. He/She must follow all instructions both adhered to by Valley Beth Shalom as well as the County of LA Department of Health and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation. To learn more about the trails, you may visit their website at: https://trails.lacounty.gov/Prepare
 

Youth 3 Information

ENROLLMENT

MEDICAL HISTORY


BACHUTZ PARENT AND PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT
 
DESCRIPTION: With a focus on wilderness and outdoor education through a Judaic lens, this program is for the adventurous 6th-12th Grader looking to explore the great outdoors! This program incorporates traditions like properly building a fire, seeking water and shelter, learning conservation and protecting our environment. Participants will take day trips to local National Parks and Trails and end the year culminating in an overnight experience. 
 
Here’s a glimpse at the different subjects that will be covered:
-Jewish Aspects of the Wilderness 
-Recognition of Helpful and Harmful Assets of the Wild
-Shelter Building
-Fire Safety
-First Aid
-Appreciation of Nature
-Backpacking Skills 
-Rope Tying, Fire Building
-Survival Tactics
-California Nature: Local Animals, Topography, and Landscape 
 
DETAILS: Four groups of ten participants, not including two leaders, will meet once a month.
Saturday’s (3-5pm) or Sunday’s (1-3pm) 
 
Age Groups - Grades 6-12
 
Location - Pending closures due to Covid, fires, air quality, etc., we will hold the events at different parks and trailheads around LA County and Ventura County. The first will be held at Upper Canyonback Trail. Address: 17024 Mulholland Dr, Encino, CA 91436
 
Due to the global pandemic, VBS has created a Participant Agreement that covers all safety protocols for both the trails and the current health climate. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to allow for people to start to use public spaces again in ways that will limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, the County of Los Angeles is reopening public trails and trailheads to allow residents increased outdoor recreation options.
 
All participants must: 
  1. Stay at least six (6) feet from others who are not members of your household at all times.
  2. Avoid crowded areas. 
  3. Wear a face covering at all times.
  4. Don’t use trails that are crowded. If you are on a trail and notice a crowd ahead of you turn back.
  5. Don’t leave your home if you are sick with a fever or respiratory symptoms or are currently under isolation or quarantine.
  6. Do not gather in groups or linger at any one location except as needed for brief rests.
  7. Do not share food or water while out on the trails.
  8. The participants will bring their own hand sanitizer, water and snacks. 
This form is to be read and signed by both the parent and participant before the participant is allowed to take part in this activity. He/She must follow all instructions both adhered to by Valley Beth Shalom as well as the County of LA Department of Health and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation. To learn more about the trails, you may visit their website at: https://trails.lacounty.gov/Prepare
 

Youth 4 Information

ENROLLMENT

MEDICAL HISTORY


BACHUTZ PARENT AND PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT
 
DESCRIPTION: With a focus on wilderness and outdoor education through a Judaic lens, this program is for the adventurous 6th-12th Grader looking to explore the great outdoors! This program incorporates traditions like properly building a fire, seeking water and shelter, learning conservation and protecting our environment. Participants will take day trips to local National Parks and Trails and end the year culminating in an overnight experience. 
 
Here’s a glimpse at the different subjects that will be covered:
-Jewish Aspects of the Wilderness 
-Recognition of Helpful and Harmful Assets of the Wild
-Shelter Building
-Fire Safety
-First Aid
-Appreciation of Nature
-Backpacking Skills 
-Rope Tying, Fire Building
-Survival Tactics
-California Nature: Local Animals, Topography, and Landscape 
 
DETAILS: Four groups of ten participants, not including two leaders, will meet once a month.
Saturday’s (3-5pm) or Sunday’s (1-3pm) 
 
Age Groups - Grades 6-12
 
Location - Pending closures due to Covid, fires, air quality, etc., we will hold the events at different parks and trailheads around LA County and Ventura County. The first will be held at Upper Canyonback Trail. Address: 17024 Mulholland Dr, Encino, CA 91436
 
Due to the global pandemic, VBS has created a Participant Agreement that covers all safety protocols for both the trails and the current health climate. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to allow for people to start to use public spaces again in ways that will limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, the County of Los Angeles is reopening public trails and trailheads to allow residents increased outdoor recreation options.
 
All participants must: 
  1. Stay at least six (6) feet from others who are not members of your household at all times.
  2. Avoid crowded areas. 
  3. Wear a face covering at all times.
  4. Don’t use trails that are crowded. If you are on a trail and notice a crowd ahead of you turn back.
  5. Don’t leave your home if you are sick with a fever or respiratory symptoms or are currently under isolation or quarantine.
  6. Do not gather in groups or linger at any one location except as needed for brief rests.
  7. Do not share food or water while out on the trails.
  8. The participants will bring their own hand sanitizer, water and snacks. 
This form is to be read and signed by both the parent and participant before the participant is allowed to take part in this activity. He/She must follow all instructions both adhered to by Valley Beth Shalom as well as the County of LA Department of Health and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation. To learn more about the trails, you may visit their website at: https://trails.lacounty.gov/Prepare
 

ENROLLMENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES AGREEMENT

By signing this Enrollment Agreement I/we acknowledge and agree to the following:

1. I/We understand that my/our child/children may not attend VBS Youth programs unless I/we have paid the full amount of tuition required or have established and am/are current with an automated credit card payment plan.Should I/ we need assistance with tuition it is my/our responsibility to contact the Valley Beth Shalom Administrative Office to set up the terms and conditions of my/our payment plan.

2. I/We understand that Valley Beth Shalom will enforce a behavior management policy. I/we understand that serious infractions such as, but not limited to, stealing, fighting, possession of contraband on campus (weapons, drugs or alcohol), willful destruction of school property, and/or bullying (including verbal and/or sexual harassment) may result in an immediate removal from class and may result in discipline up to and including dismissal with no refund of payment.

I/We have read, understand and agree to be bound by this enrollment agreement for myself/ourselves and on behalf of my/our child/children.

TRANSPORTATION RELEASE

I/We give permission and consent to VBS and its employees and agents to take my/our child/children on field trips as part of the normal curriculum and, to the extent possible, release Valley Beth Shalom and its employees and agents from any liability for personal injury to my/our child/children or property damage, except for injuries resulting from gross negligence of Valley Beth Shalom or their employees or agents.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY RELEASE

In the event of a medical emergency, in accordance with the Valley Beth Shalom emergency procedure, I/we, the undersigned parent(s) or legal guardian(s), do hereby release the appropriate personnel of Valley Beth Shalom to either administer first aid OR release the child/children to an emergency Hospital, urgent care facility or disaster center, for further treatment, as they deem necessary. Furthermore, I/we authorize appropriate care to be rendered by a duly licensed physician, nurse, surgeon, dentist and/or medical professional. This care may be given under whatever conditions are necessary to preserve the health and safety of the child/children. I/we further agree to pay all charges for that care and/or treatment. It is understood that if time and circumstances reasonably permit, VBS personnel will try, but are not required, to communicate with me/us prior to such treatment.

PHOTO/AUDIO/VIDEO/WEBSITE RELEASE

I/We give permission for photographs, video or audio recordings to be taken of my/our child/children to be used for public relations purposes and the promotion of Valley Beth Shalom on its printed materials, posters, flyers and websites.
PICK UP RELEASE

In accordance with the VBS emergency procedures, you are authorized to release my/our child/children to the following people (other than the parents/guardians):
In case of Emergency, please list one in-state and one out-of-state contact:


Optional Credit Card Coverage Fee: The synagogue incurs credit card processing fees each time a member uses their credit card. Please help us cover this cost by making an optional 3% donation and it is tax-deductible. You will have an opportunity to do this before submitting your payment.

Sat, June 19 2021 9 Tammuz 5781