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    Family Camp 2022 at Monte Toyon: Frequently Asked Questions


    When registering, please indicate names of all participants as well as kids' ages in the Special Requests section.

    Payment and Cancellation

    A full payment is required to secure your reservation.

    We understand that plans sometimes change, so we allow you to cancel your reservation until Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by emailing Tamara Thiel Prizant at [email protected]. Please note: Refunds will only be possible if we are able to fill your spot with another family from the waiting list.

    Arrival and Departure
    Friday check-in begins at 5:00 PM. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Our counselors will be ready to help keep your children entertained from 5:00 PM until dinner. 

    Sunday departure is at 2:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.


    • Cary Lodge: The two-story building offers overnight accommodations in four-person rooms or three two-person rooms. Shared restroom/showers facilities are on each floor.

    Towels and bedding are NOT provided. There are no cribs available. 

    Food and Special Dietary Requests
    All meals are included and prepared by Monte Toyon's staff. Snacks and drinks will be available throughout our stay. We have requested that all meals and snacks be peanut- and nut-free. We will be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions per request. Vegetarian options are available by request. Meals are kosher-style.  

    Who is the Family Camp for?
    The program is geared primarily towards families with children of preschool and elementary school age. The weekend features a range of activities and free-form time, with family time and supervised children's programs for all ages interspersed. We encourage singing, the wholesome exchange of wisdom and life experiences, and the freedom to create adventures that inspire you! 

    At all times, it is the parents' responsibility to guide their children in choosing activities that take into account the child's ability and what they need to be safe for themselves and others. Parents and guardians carry full responsibility for supervising and caring for their children. Supervised children's programs are only offered at designated times and parents are expected to supervise their children outside of those programs or if their child is unable to participate in the program.

    The Program
    When participants arrive at the camp they will receive a full schedule for the weekend. The program will have brief family-friendly services on Friday night following dinner and Saturday morning (feel free to bring a kippah if you like).

    We will offer family hikes around and near the camp, storytelling, family/adult sports, art activities, children's activities, Havdallah, a campfire, social activities for the grown-ups and more. If the weather is too wet, alternative indoor activities will be provided.

    Patrol service by our camp counselors will be offered for all families wishing to participate in late night adult social activities, while children are asleep in the rooms. 

    Talent Show
    We will be having a Family Talent Show. Start rehearsing and be sure to pack any props/instruments you may need! 

    The average forecast for our weekend is usually sunny and mid-60/70 degrees during the day and down to about 50/40 degrees at night but as you know, it might change. We recommend bringing clothes and wet weather clothing that can be layered so you can easily adjust to the changing temperature throughout the day.

    Packing List:

    • Sleeping bag and/or fitted sheet, extra blanket, pillow 
    • Toiletries, towels, washcloth
    • Clothing for 2 days and 2 nights—include WARM clothing for the evenings and a white shirt or outfit for Friday night 
    • Closed toe shoes required (an extra pair is recommended); rain boots in case of rain
    • Umbrella or rain poncho
    • Picnic blanket

    There will be NO doctor or nurse on staff for the weekend. OFJCC staff members are CPR-First Aid certified. We ask participants to bring their own medications and basic first aid. There is a list of nearby medical facilities posted at the camp.

    Communication and Electronics
    There is NO Wi-Fi/Internet connectivity at the camp, and cell reception is extremely limited. We will provide the camp's phone number for those participants wishing to leave a number at which they can be contacted. This phone has an answering machine that is checked approximately every two hours. 



    If you have more questions, please contact Tamara Thiel Prizant, OFJCC Family Engagement Manager at [email protected].


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