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Canteen & Spending Money

Funds for your child’s canteen account and spending money for out-of-camp trips are included as part of the tuition fee. Campers receive canteen twice weekly and have an opportunity to select candy, soda, healthy snacks, and toiletries.

During the summer, you will not need to provide any extra spending money as the campers will not be going on any out of camp trips.

Camp is responsible for money or valuables placed in the safe but assumes no responsibility for cash or valuables kept by the camper in their cabin. If you send cash, please encourage your child to deposit their monies in their cabin’s “valuables envelope” which will be collected by the counselor, and put in the safe on the first day of camp.

What if my child forgets something?

Please contact the office at (570) 635-9200 as many items, such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc. are available at the canteen. We will make sure your child has everything they need. If you need to send something to camp, we must be informed in advance so we do not return your package to sender.

Laundry

Laundry is sent out every week on Thursday morning and is returned on Friday afternoon. The packing list allows your camper to have enough outfits to last while our clothes are being cleaned. Laundry is sent out and returned as a bunk group (counselors will separate darks & whites). Please ensure every item sent to camp is labeled with your child’s name (socks included!)

Food Policy

As part of our continued desire to create a healthy and safe environment for our campers, as well as to maintain our beautifully renovated bunks and camp facilities, Perlman Camp does not allow outside food in the bunks. There will also be no “bunk boxes” for food, as we will be discouraging any sharing of food this summer. Perlman Camp is an allergy-aware community, and we want to make sure that all campers feel safe. Additionally, in order to encourage healthy eating habits, we will be moving away from counselors using the “bunk box” as a reward for positive bunk behavior. We look forward to encouraging positive behavior in new ways!

Any food sent to camp with your child will be confiscated.

Your camper will not go hungry! We serve three delicious and healthy meals each day with plenty of choices, and campers receive a snack between meals, as well as in the evening.

Bunk and Bed Assignments

We put a lot of time and attention into creating the best possible bunk experience for each camper. Bunks change from year to year, and each summer is unique with regards to the number of campers and physical bed space available at camp. Bunk assignments are based on school grade and mutual requests. We will do our best to honor your camper’s requests. Please call us to discuss special concerns.

Additionally, we are moving toward the practice of pre-assigning beds. Please make sure to let us know on the form if your camper would prefer a top or bottom bed.

Screen Free Policy

At Perlman Camp, the only electronics allowed will be screen-less music players (e.g. iPod Shuffles, CD players) and digital cameras. All other music players, iPads, eBook readers, portable game devices, phones, smart watches, and video players should remain at home. Camp is one of the few places throughout the year where kids can truly unplug. We have made this decision to both honor and recognize this space, and as a result of direct parent feedback.

All electronics brought to camp that do not adhere to the policy will be collected within the first 24 hours of arrival to be placed in the camp safe. Camp will not be responsible for any uncollected electronics.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring

Perlman Camp provides tutoring for campers who will be celebrating their B’nai Mitzvah in the upcoming year. Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes and we can typically accommodate one lesson per camper per week. Campers should bring all their materials with them to camp and are encouraged to spend their own time preparing for their lesson. Campers who have the materials on a screened device, such as an iPad, will be asked to turn in their device to our Director of Jewish Life to be safely stored by camp and then provided at tutoring time. To sign up for tutoring, please complete the form by logging into your CampInTouch account.

Contact Candice Goldstein with any questions.

Staff Appreciation & Gratuity

Our staff members are hardworking and dedicated people who have been selected for their skills and integrity. They have been instructed, and have agreed, not to accept any gifts or monies from parents in accordance with the American Camping Association Guidelines of Professional Ethics. A gratuity fund has been established and recommended amounts are listed on the application and are added to your tuition bill. Families may opt-out by contacting the camp office. All monies collected through gratuity will go directly to the 2021 gratuity fund for items like: evening activities, time off facilities, and special staff meals.