Camp & Covid FAQ

Please visit our online knowledge base for detailed answers to most of your questions about how COVID-19 is affecting camp. If you have any questions or want to talk about ANY of these topics, please call our office at 845-809-0080.

answers to all your questions

Thanks to extensive planning and preparations of our staff and volunteers, and the partnership of all our families and staff, we had an incredibly successful summer in 2021 without a single detected case of COVID-19 – even on our pre-camp screenings.

We will remain vigilant and continue to follow best practices to provide a safe and joyous environment for your children in 2022. 

Eden Village will require all campers and staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the first day of camp in 2022. 

If there is a medical reason a camper is ineligible to receive a vaccine, their physician can a vaccine exemption request (form provided by camp) that will be reviewed by an outside medical advisor. The outside medical advisor will determine whether the medical exemption is valid and appropriate for the camp setting. The child will not be able to enroll until and unless an exemption has been granted or the family indicates that their child will comply with the vaccination policy.

No other exemptions will be considered.

The safety of your children is our most important priority. We will continue to work with our medical advisory board and public health experts to make a plan for camp that is prudent, positive and without unnecessary risks. We value and love your children as our own. While there are still many details we are working out for the summer, we will keep you informed every step of the way. At this time, all campers are expected to engage in a low-risk period in the week prior to camp, including masking inside and to complete a pre-arrival testing protocol.

We are offering full refunds for all families who cancel by March 15, 2022 or 30 days after your child’s bunk fills, whichever comes first.

Previous caps on financial aid for the five-week session have again been lifted this year and all financial aid will be entirely need based. We know the financial effects of Covid have been far-reaching, and we want to do everything possible to make the longer sessions possible for your child.

Due to the challenges of travelling in a region with low vaccination rates and high rates of COVID transmission, we have made the difficult and sad decision to cancel our Food and Farm Road Trip (New Orleans) for 2022. In it’s place, we now offer the Eden Israel Experience.

In its place, we are working on an exciting new travel program for rising 11th graders. We will announce the destination, dates, and details in November. 

In addition, we will continue our new 10th & 11th grade programs from Summer 2021, including:

During the 5 week July Session, we will again offer our Malchut program, a teen-centered, freedom-oriented, community-based program at camp! Malchut campers cook communal farm-to-table meals daily, explore new teen-only chugim, step into leadership roles, enjoying extended free time, and build a vibrant Jewish community together.  Malchut isn’t just another summer at camp. Malchut is a teen camp within a camp and like a “best-of” culmination program tailored specially to the goals and needs of 10th and 11th graders. 

During the 3 week August Session, we are again offering the Adirondack back-country camping and canoe trip. This rigorous program is 2 weeks long. There will be more information to follow about this amazing, rugged experience in the backcountry. 

And we’re here to answer them! Please give us a call at 845-809-0080, email us at welcome@edenvillagecamp.org, or use this link to schedule a convenient time to chat with one of our directors.

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