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CAMP ViBeS

CAMP ViBeS: Intentional Experiences

We're Back!

We are thrilled to announce our second summer of our wildly successful Summer Day Camp options for 7th-12th graders!

The letters i and e in Camp ViBeS stand for Intentional Experiences. Our program creates opportunities for youth to actively improve our community, all while having fun and socializing.

Camp ViBeS participants receives 40 hours of Community Service weekly!

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Mondays & Wednesdays: Participate in Chesed Service Work with community-wide organizations in the mornings and enjoy playtime in the afternoons

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Enjoy Bachutz Outdoor Adventures throughout Los Angeles hills and mountains in the mornings and hit the beach in the afternoons

Fridays: Fun excursions, field trips and adventures such as Rock Climbing, Trapeze, Surfing, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Archery, Airballing/Zorbing, Ropes Course, Paintball, Goat Yoga, Ice Skating and more!


CAMP ViBeS Dates: June 13 - August 5, 2022
9am-3pm

 


Session One

June 13 - 24

SOLD OUT


Session Two

June 27 - July 8


Session Three

July 11 - 22

CIT Track - July 11-29


Session Four

July 25 - August 5


Tuition and Fee Structure Per Participant:

  • Classic Camp Track (Grades 7-12): Choose from four 2-week sessions
    2 days a week of Chesed (on-site and off-site), 2 days a week of Bachutz (off-site), and 1 day a week of social events. 
    Each participant receives 40 hours of Community Service.

VBS Member $750
Non-Members $850 per session

  • New! CIT Track (Grades 7-9): Choose from two 3-week sessions
    This options is available during sessions 1 and 3 ONLY. During weeks 1 and 2 of the session, trade in 1 Chesed day and 1 Bachutz day to be a VBS Day School Camp Kef Counselor in Training (CIT). During week 3 of the session, spend all 5 days as a Camp Kef CIT. To opt back in to the remaining week of Camp ViBeS sessions 2 and 4 after your CIT track session is complete, please speak with Camp ViBeS Director Camryn Kruger (info below).

VBS Members $950
Non-Members $1050


Camp Leaders

Nitzan Barlev

Volunteer Engagement and Community Organizing Coordinator & Baking Baddie

Nick Greene

Assistant Youth Director and Outdoor Trail Cragsman

Camryn Kruger

Director of Youth Engagement and Karaoke Kween

 

Video Content

Look how much fun we had last summer!

 

Camp ViBeS Summer 2021 Photo Gallery

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Registration


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 Camp ViBeS: Intentional Experiences.

ORIGINAL TRACK (Grades 7-12): Four, 2 week sessions of Chesed, Bachutz, Community Service and adventurous Field Trips.

CIT TRACK (Grades 7-9): Two, 3 week sessions with two days a week of Camp Kef as a CIT and a third week with Camp Kef as a CIT. 

Program Description:
Four, 2-week sessions from 9:30am-3pm, M-F. June 13 - August 5, 2022. Two days a week of on site/off site service work, two days a week of off site Bachutz and one day a week of on site/off site social events like Paintballing, Surfing, Trapeze, Kayaking, going to the beach,etc! Each participant receives 40 hours of Community Service. *CIT Track: 2 days a week of CIT at Camp Kef for 2 weeks followed by 1 week of CIT. 

Session 1: June 13 - June 24 - SOLD OUT
*Session 1 CIT Track: June 13 - July 1 - SOLD OUT
Session 2: June 27 - July 8
Session 3: July 11 - July 22
*Session 3 CIT Track: July 11 - July 29
Session 4: July 25 - August 5


CAMP VIBES TUITION AND FEE STRUCTURE PER PARTICIPANT:
  • Camp ViBeS (Intentional Experiences) - Grades 7-12 - VBS Members $750/$850 Non-VBS Members PER SESSION.
  • Camp ViBeS CIT Track - Grades 7-9 - VBS Member $950/$1050 Non-VBS Members PER SESSION *Session 1 and Session 3 ONLY
  • 40 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PER SESSION!
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 Maya Aharon at (818) 530-4008 or maharon@vbs.org.

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
 
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 
 
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. 
 
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
 
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 
 
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. 
 
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
 
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 
 
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. 
 
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.

Important Dates & Refund Policy:

  • No refunds will be given for payments made for Camp ViBeS attendance after June 1, 2022 and families will be committed to the entire contracted amount – except as expressly set forth below in respect to Mandated Government Closures and VBS Required Closures.

  • The Pandemic Refund Policy is incorporated in and made a part of the Camp ViBeS enrollment materials.

Mandated Government Closure Refund Policy:

  • In the unlikely event of a Government Mandated Closure, VBS will provide refunds on the following basis for camp days occurring during the period of such closure as follows:

    • In the case of a Government Mandated Closure(s) that occurs during the 2022 Camp ViBeS season, VBS will provide a refund per student equal to 75% of the tuition that has been previously paid by the student’s family for the days that Camp ViBeS is closed due to a Government Mandated Closure.

    • Any refunds for Government Mandated Closures will be prorated for recipients of tuition assistance or other discounts.
       

      Refund Policy for VBSDS Elected Closures and or Families Electing to Keep Children at Home

      Camp ViBeS Closures by VBS 

      • Los Angeles County is in a different phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of our Camp ViBeS staff and participants are fully vaccinated and/or boosted. In addition, the quarantine and isolation instructions are quite different from a year ago and are much less restrictive and disruptive than previous protocols. As a result, the likelihood of a camp shutdown is quite low (especially if the downward trend of infections continues and no new variant emerges); however, as we’ve learned over the course of the past two years, anything is possible and the pandemic trajectory can change with the season. Therefore, if we find ourselves in a situation where infections are on the rise we reserve the right to shut down the camp due to an outbreak or a cluster of infections.

      • VBS will establish the length of the VBS-Determined Closure based on the current medical and County guidelines. Based upon the understanding of VBS as of February 2022, such closure period could be as long as 5-10 calendar days from the date of the positive test confirmation or onset of symptoms; however, the length of any such closure will be determined by the current medical guidelines.

      • VBS will make every effort to adhere to the current in-school modified quarantine protocols to limit the amount of disruption caused by exposure to COVID-19. All eligible students and staff will be encouraged to participate in the modified quarantine protocols. Quarantine instructions can be found here

      • Any student or staff who becomes positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate at home for the required isolation period. Isolation instructions can be found here.

      • In the event of a VBS-Determined Closure, and as part of the Shared Risk established in this policy, a refund of 75% of the tuition that has been previously paid by the student’s family for the days that Camp ViBeS or a portion thereof is closed will be provided only to the families of campers who are actually required to stay away from Camp Kef during the period of a VBS-Determined Closure. 

      • Any refunds for VBS-Elected Closures will be prorated for recipients of tuition assistance or other discounts.

        Families Electing to Keep Students at Home

        • In addition to Government Mandated Closures and VBS-Determined Closures, VBS recognizes that parents may elect, based on their own personal comfort, to keep their camper(s) home when Camp ViBeS generally (and the student’s classroom specifically) are open.

        • In such an event, while parents are of course able to make that determination and keep a child home from camp when it is otherwise open, no refund will be provided to the family for the period of that determination as that is part of the Shared Risk established in this policy. 

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.

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