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Registered Camper Family Resources 2022

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Day Until Kayitz ’22!

Parent/Guardian Handbook

The 2022 Camper Parent/Guardian Handbook answers many of the questions you may have. This Handbook also contains the Camp Brit (agreement), which all parents/guardians and campers will be asked to read and acknowledge on their family dashboard. Returning families, please note that there are a few changes to our policies.

Parent/Guardian Handbook PDF

Forms, Check Lists & More

Medication & CampMeds

Medications

Ramah Darom uses CampMeds, a dispensing and packaging company that helps us safely administer medications during the summer. Camp Ramah Darom requires ALL campers who take medications (prescription and non-prescription), including vitamins and supplements, to use the services provided by CampMeds. Using CampMeds ensures that all medication arrives at Camp before the start of each session, minimizes the potential for medication errors, reduces waiting times for children during medication call and assures that daily and “as needed” medications are dosed accurately and administered in a timely and safe manner. The CampMeds program also allows more time for our nursing staff to devote to our campers’ other healthcare needs.

CampMeds Policies

To avoid late fees, register with CampMeds and send your campers’ prescriptions to CampMeds at least 30 days before your session start date. Pill medication taken on a routine basis will be individually packaged, sealed and sorted according to the date and time of administration by CampMeds’ affiliated, licensed pharmacy. Medication that is taken on an “as needed” basis will be packaged separately.

Non-pill medication (drops, sprays, liquids, creams, chewable or dissolvable pills) will be obtained from the CampMeds Pharmacy. NOTE: By law, all prescriptions must be filled, packaged and administered according to the written prescription from your camper’s physician. Please confirm the correct medication, dose and exactly how and when your camper takes the medication is on the prescription before it is sent to CampMeds.

Registering with CampMeds

CampMeds charges a medication administration fee of $55 per camper for one session or $65 per camper for the full summer; a $25 late fee is added for anyone not signing up one month before the start of the Camp session in which the camper is registered. To register, visit campmeds.com. You may contact them directly at info@campmeds.com or 954.577.0025. We ask for your cooperation in complying with this essential requirement and assisting us in our primary goal of maintaining the health, well-being and safety of your child. We expect 100% compliance.

Exceptions to Using CampMeds (Note New Exceptions)

Injectable Medications, Inhalers, Epi-pens, Insulin, Accutane, Birth Control Pills and Growth Hormone Injections.
If your child uses any of the medications listed above or if CampMeds tells you they are unable to fill your prescription, email the Ramah Darom Head Nurse at medical@ramahdarom.org no later than April 15, 2022.

If the CampMeds pharmacy does not accept your insurance, we ask that you use the CampMeds repackaging service, which will prepare the medications/supplements appropriately, for an additional $10 per medication/supplement/vitamin. CampMeds will notify you, and work with you to make sure your prescriptions are filled and packaged correctly.

Over the Counter Medications

The MARP stocks most over-the-counter items such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl and Lactaid pills. Unless your child takes these medications daily, there is no need to send these items to Camp or through CampMeds. Please contact the Head Nurse at medical@ramahdarom.org if you have questions about which medications the MARP stocks in its formulary.

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Health Protocols

No child can come to Camp until they are fever-free (without Tylenol or Ibuprofen) and healthy for at least 48 hours.

If your child has had a rash, a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, has vomited, has had diarrhea in the last 48 hours or has tested positive for the Flu in the last 7 days, please notify Camp immediately as your child’s illness may represent a communicable ailment.

If your child has a contagious illness, your child MUST REMAIN AT HOME until his or her physician and the Ramah Medical Professionals, together, determine that your child no longer poses a risk of spreading an illness to others.

All campers will have a head lice check during Camp check-in by Lice Ladies Atlanta. If your child has head lice at Camp check-in, per Ramah Darom’s policy, they will be treated by Lice Ladies Atlanta and the applicable fees charged to your Ramah Darom account. This charge will cover the treatment on the day of detection and retreatments throughout the remaining days of the session as needed (with no additional costs).

If we detect head lice during the session, we will contact the parents. All campers in the child’s cabin will be checked, reminded not to share belongings and treated as needed. Camp will cover the treatment costs for head lice that is detected during the session.

For any questions or concerns, please contact medical@ramahdarom.org.

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Travel Information

Below is general information about travel. Families will receive more specific details via email in February.

Travel Registration

It is vitally important that we know exactly how your camper will be traveling to and returning home from Camp this summer. We ask you to provide this information in your family dashboard by April 15, 2022 and to keep us informed of any changes to your travel itinerary. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have the most accurate information regarding your travel arrangements.

Arrival & Departure

Flying to Camp

We work with the airlines and airport authorities and try to make travel as simple as possible for our families. We will provide information regarding travel and a list of recommended flights in a detailed travel letter in February. Many of these flights will have Ramah Darom chaperones unless Covid-19 prevents it.

While specific guidelines for travel will be outlined in the travel letter, plan to have your flight arrive at Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport between 10:00-11:30am on the first day of the session. Schedule return home flights to depart from the Atlanta Airport between 1:30-3:00pm.

Arriving by Bus or by Car

The travel letter will provide details for those who wish to drop-off or pick-up their campers at Camp.

There are also buses available to and from Camp in select cities. You will be notified in the travel letter if there is a bus option for your location. Note that there will be an additional fee for the bus to and from Camp.

Any variations to established arrival times must have prior approval from the Camp office. To schedule alternative pick up or drop off times, please email travel@ramahdarom.org. If a camper has approval to be picked up at Camp prior to the end of the session, the established pick-up times are as follows: after breakfast, at 10:30am, or after lunch at 2:30pm (Eastern Daylight Savings Time).

Packing & Shopping

Shop

Pack for Camp with a click! Along with our Logowear Store, packforcamp.com sells most of the items on our Camp Packing List. This packing list service takes the hassle out of shopping for Camp. Visit our Pack for Camp Store and fill your duffle bags all in one place. There is even a smart packing list whereby you can purchase everything on your list with just one click. All items will be delivered to your home and shipping is free for orders over $99. 

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4-8-Week Packing List

Garinim Packing List

Ta’am Packing List

Bunk Assignments & Luggage Tags

Bunk Assignments

You will receive your luggage tags and bunk assignments in the mail about 10 days before your Camp session starts. Once available, your camper’s bunk will also be listed on your family dashboard.

We work very hard to create balanced bunk communities and honor bunk requests. While we do not send out bunk lists prior to Camp, you will receive a directory at the end of the summer.  

Luggage & Tags

About 10 days before the start of your session, you will receive 3 tags per camper in the mail, one for a small bag or carry-on and two for duffel bags or checked luggage*. All bags must be tagged and all items brought to Camp must be packed within two duffel bags or large suitcases and one backpack. If you have more than one child attending Camp, please be sure to use the correct tags for each camper! And remove any old Camp Ramah Darom luggage tags before attaching the new ones

Tag Color  Bunk #
Yellow  1, 2, 1A, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6
Green  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 33, 34
Blue  13, 14, 15, 16
Red  17, 18, 19, 20
Orange  21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Grey  29, 30, 31, 32
Mail, Photos, Emails, Videos & Communication

Mail

Campers love to receive letters from home. We recommend sending letters one week before the start of Camp, to ensure your camper has mail waiting for them when they arrive. Note: Mail is NOT distributed on Wednesdays or Shabbat. Remember, as per the Flat Package Policy in the Parent/Guardian Handbook; we only allow flat packages. However, we will accept merchandise shipped directly for packforcamp.com/ramah-darom and books shipped directly from amazon.com. Sign up for amazon smile (and choose Ramah Darom) and Ramah Darom will receive a percentage of every purchase.

Address mail as follows:

Camper Name
Bunk Number
Camp Ramah Darom
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525

More information coming in 2022.

Yoetzim (Parent Liaisons) & Unit Heads

Yoetzim (Parent Liaisons)

Each aidah (age division) is assigned a Yoetz/et at Camp. The Yoetz/et supports counselors and campers and functions as a Parent Liaison who will be available to answer questions or inquiries about your child’s Camp experience. The Yoetzim will also be an integral part of arrival day to support what could be an overwhelming or anxious transition for some. We will email you more information about the Yoetzim and how to contact them before the session begins.

More information coming soon.

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