What does the camp fee pay for?
Your fee covers all the costs of camp including transportation to/from camp, baggage transport, trips, laundry, and canteen. The only additional costs you may incur is if your child chooses to participate in horseback riding or tennis lessons.
How does my child get to/from camp?
We provide luxury coach buses at four convenient locations to bring your child to/from camp. The locations include spots on Long Island, Manhattan, Westchester, and New Jersey.
Can my child call home?
YES! Your child gets one pre-arranged phone call per session. CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED AT CAMP.
What is the supervision like at?
Every child lives in a cabin with 8 -15 campers and 3 – 4 staff members. Our counselors and specialists all go through an intensive weeklong training seminar prior to camp. The counselor selection process is competitive, and all counselors must submit an application with references and have an in-depth interview and background check. Our counselors range in age from entering 12th grade (Counselor Assistant) to college graduates and beyond. Many of our staff members are former campers who come to us with a wealth of knowledge about the traditions of CPLV. Each program area of camp is led by an excellent, well-trained specialist, many of whom work outside of camp in their specialty area, as professional Jewish educators, artists, sports coaches, or actors. Our pool and lake staff are all American Red Cross certified lifeguards, and participate in a rigorous water safety training program at camp. Our ropes course and climbing tower staff are also appropriately trained and certified.
Can I email my child?
YES! We have arranged Bunk1.com to provide you the ability to send your child emails throughout the summer at a minimal cost. The emails will be delivered with the daily mail.
What are the bunks like at CPLV?
All of the bunks are very modern with bathrooms and showers in the bunks. Many of the bunks at Poyntelle have recently been renovated and the bunks at Lewis Village have all been built within the last few years. Campers will have plenty of storage space for their personal belongings.
Is there a time I can visit my child during the summer?
YES! There is a visiting day in July for children who attend first session or full season and another visiting day in August for second session campers. This is the perfect opportunity for families to meet the staff and to participate in numerous activities provided at CPLV. Enjoy a swim in the lake, go boating or just shoot some hoops. We invite our families to feel at ease and bring their children some things that remind them of home, but please NO PETS.
Can I request for my child to be with a friend?
YES! We do our very best to insure your child can spend their summer in a bunk with their friends. You will have the opportunity to formally request up to two campers with whom your child would like to be bunked. Although we do our best to accommodate everyone, we cannot guarantee all requests.
Can I view photos of my child online during the summer?
YES! We post photos everyday of campers having fun at CPLV. We cannot guarantee that your child will be on everyday, but we do our best to make sure you see your child online consistently throughout the summer.
My child has a bar/bat mitzvah in the fall. Can they receive tutoring at CPLV?
YES! We are happy to provide your child with a certified cantor who will assist in making sure your child is prepared for their bar/bat mitzvah. This service should be requested prior to the summer.
My child will be at camp for his/her birthday. What does CPLV do to make it special?
Birthday celebrations at camp are great. Counselors go out of their way to make sure the day is special, and camp honors each camper with a cake for their celebration. You have the option of organizing a pizza party for your child and their bunkmates. If you are interested please make sure to contact the office in advance.
Can I send my child packages during the summer?
YES! We encourage you to send your child games, books, and whatever else they might need throughout the summer. Campers look forward to receiving packages from home so we encourage you to be creative with what you send your child. Please do not send any food items as they are not allowed in the bunks and will be taken away and distributed to a local food shelter.
What if my child has special dietary needs or food allergies?
We do our best to accommodate campers with special dietary needs or food allergies. Please contact us prior to camp if your child has serious food restrictions or allergies so we can prepare for their needs. We provide vegetarian options at every meal, and serve all kosher food.
What happens if my child gets sick at camp?
Our infirmary is staffed 24-hours-a-day with registered nurses. A doctor is always either on-site or on call. We are within minutes of a complete network of health care providers. If your child is not feeling well at camp you can be confident that he or she will be receiving comforting, excellent, professional care and attention. You WILL be notified if: Your child has been in the infirmary for more than 24 hours, your child has been placed on prescription medication, or your child has been taken to an out-of-camp doctor, emergency room, or hospital. You will NOT be notified if: Your child spends less than 24 hours in the infirmary, your child receives a routine diagnosis and treatment, which could include cuts, colds, bug bites, stomach aches, sore throats or headaches.
What do you do if it rains at CPLV?
Obviously, we hope it never rains at camp. However, if Mother Nature does decide to provide us with some wet weather, we are always prepared. We have two indoor gyms, arts and crafts, as well as other indoor facilities we use to make sure that the fun never stops–rain or shine.