Frequently Asked Question

Judaism - Does your camp keep kosher and observe Shabbat?

Yes, During camp session, Shabbat will be observed and all meals are kosher. Our activities include Kabbalat Shabbat, Shabbat dinner and various Jewish related activities on Shabbat. We provide our observant campers all they need to practice their Judaism, including Torah books on site and access to a dedicated prayer space.

Other dates - Are there other dates or sessions available?

Unfortunately these are the only dates we have for this summer. We would be happy to try our best to help you join us. If there is anything we can do to help please call us at (323)536-2212 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist.

Communications - Will the campers be allowed to carry cellular phones during the camp?

Unfortunately no. We do not allow the campers to carry cellular phone during session. We believe that keeping in touch with home will not help the campers to really enjoy camp and what it has to offer. The parents will be allowed to send letters, emails and packages to the campers. Also we will send the parents pictures on a regular basis so you can know what's going on.

Supervision - How are campers supervised?
Every child lives in a cabin with 8 to 12 campers and one or two, who undergo an intensive 5 day training seminar prior to camp. At least one of the bunk counselors is with the campers during cabin clean-up, free-time, Rest Hour and in the evening as they get ready for bed and once lights are out. Many counselors are Israeli shlichim, over 21 and are very experienced. Each program area of camp is led by an experienced specialist. The pool area is supervised by staff who are all American Red Cross-certified lifeguards,  ropes course and climbing tower staff are also appropriately trained and certified.

All KAchol-Lavan staff are carefully screened and background checks are completed prior to camp.

Cabins - What are the cabins like?
All of the cabins and bath/shower houses have either been renovated or newly built over the past several summers.  Each cabin has 8-12 beds. All lavatories and showers are either in or with in a short walking distance from the cabins. 

How are campers placed in cabins?
In general, they are assigned to cabins based on age and gender.

Can I request for my child to be in the same bunk with a friend?
You are welcome to make a request on the camp application. We make every effort to accommodate friends who want to be together—it’s part of the fun!

 

Please feel free to contact us and we will answer all your questions.