CAMP KFIR FAQ
What does a day/week in Camp Kfir look like?
Mondays and Wednesdays at Hollywood Hills are programmatically identical in that they emphasize our sports fundamentals and leagues, while incorporating our other chugim (i.e. arts, music, baking etc.).
Tuesdays at Hollywood Hills are similar in nature to Mondays and Wednesdays, while they include a component of unique programming or entertainment that will either take place on and/or off campus.
Thursdays at BMA are our Big Trip Days. We take pride in taking our campers to the best of what our city has to offer. Our venues will differ based on age divisions as we are committed to providing the best age appropriate experience to all of our campers.
Fridays at BMA are our special Pre-Shabbat days. Along with our sports leagues, our campers will be baking challah and enjoying our Camp Kfir famous weekly Skills Competition.
Our weekly email will provide an elaborate breakdown of our upcoming week, including but not limited to what specific exciting programming is in store for the coming week, what our campers need to bring to camp every day of the week and what, if any, adjustments would possibly be made to the anticipated schedule.
Does the price of camp include lunch? The price does include lunch. We are exploring several partnerships with local catering companies to see what hot lunch program will be the best option. We will update our website as soon as we have concluded this research.
What staff does Camp Kfir employ? Do you do background checks?
Camp Kfir takes great pride in hiring the best staff our city has to offer. Modeling the behaviors that we want our campers to embody is our highest priority.
Our staff consists of seasoned educators, college and post college program directors and teenage counselors ranging from 15 to 18 years old. Along with our daily staff members, we employ sports program specialists that have vast experience in their respective areas of expertise.
Any and all staff members employed at Camp Kfirl go through a comprehensive interview process that includes a background check.
What is the staff to camper ratio?
At Camp Kfir we follow the ACA (American Camp Association) guidelines of employing at least a 7:1 ratio of campers to counselors.
How are the age divisions split? What is their sports program?
Our Age Divisions follow the Camp Kfir theme in the development of the Lion.
Our youngest age group is the Gurim age group which is for our campers entering K and 1st grade. They are our most popular age group (because they are the cutest!). With age appropriate programming and activities, these campers enjoy an array of fundamental sports programming and activities that promise to give them a summer they will never forget.
They are followed by our Ariel campers, who are entering 2nd and 3rd grade. In the Ariel division, the level of instruction and competition becomes more real, and the program we provide reflects that. The sports fundamentals begin to focus on more individualized skills with each of the campers. Our sports leagues expectations reflect an appropriate level of competition for these grades.
Our Shachal campers, entering 4th and 5th grade, are well versed in the tournament style of play, and at this point are focusing on individual skill development and refinement. Our player profiles will track the areas of growth that we assess with them at the beginning of the summer. We will track their development as they progress over the course of their three sessions.
Our Aryeh Teens, entering 6th through 8th grade, will be challenged to continue developing their individual skills while learning to engage in the fundamentals of team based skills as well. Our teens face other local camps in intercamp play and are challenged to improve upon their defined areas of focus over the course of the summer.
Water is provided throughout the day. In addition to water fountains around the campus there will be water coolers on all sports fields and campers will be well hydrated throughout the day.
While we will often provide surprise snacks and treats, only our Gurim campers are provided with a daily snack. Campers should bring additional snacks as needed.
Is there swimming? If yes, please elaborate. Where will it be held? How many times a week?
Swimming and water activities will be on designated trip days
How many trips will we get to go on weekly? What types of trips?
All age groups go on at least one weekly trip. Our older age groups have additional trips as well as night activities dispersed throughout the summer.
Some of the trips include:
Ninja room, Rapids water park, Sunsplash Water Park, Busch Gardens (Teen and upper Shachal overnight), Universal (Teen and upper Shachal overnight), Sky Zone, Planet Air Sports, Dave and Busters, Boating, Calypso Bay Waterpark, Ice Skating, Bowling and much much more…..
All trips are designed to be age appropriate. Camp Kfir prides itself on exceeding our campers expectations at every corner.
Who will be providing security for camp this summer?
BMA’s School’s security team-Airborne Security will be providing security for us this summer.
Do counselors run activities? Or are they run by professionals?
All activities have a lead professional instructor. Some of our sports programs are run by specialists while others are facilitated by our counselors.