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תקשורת במחנה

Camp Communication

Camp Contact Information

Camp Office

603-942-5593 or info@campyavneh.org

Camp Summer Office Hours

Sunday – Thursday 9:30 AM- 6:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Shabbat Closed

The Yavneh office closes for Shabbat  between 5:00 pm on Friday to 9:30 pm Saturday. In case of an emergency, please call 617-580-3456 or call the Northwood police department at 603-942-8284 and they will contact camp.

Camp Staff

Bil Zarch, Director

bil@campyavneh.org
617-580-3456

Jeff Weener, Associate Director/Director of Operations

jeff@campyavneh.org
617-580-3455

Contact Jeff for any operational or financial issues.

Shlomit Keehn, Bookkeeper/Registrar

shlomit@campyavneh.org
617-580-3454

Contact Shlomit for any questions regarding forms, camp payment, transportation and general questions.

Erin Robbins, Communications and Social Media Specialist

erin@campyavneh.org
617-431-1744

Contact Erin for any questions regarding social media, photos or blogs.

Other Year Round Yavneh Staff

Melanie Gerard, Director of Development

melanie@campyavneh.org
617-380-3465

Camp Updates

We understand that you are curious about what your child/ren is doing during their time at Camp Yavneh and we offer many ways to stay connected.

  • Eshkolit – Summer Edition is the go-to newsletter for camp updates and activities and is published every week in June, July and August. It includes a message from our director, updates on programs and activities and an article on Jewish life at camp. Once you have registered your child for camp, your email will automatically be on the Eshkolit Summer Edition email list.
  • Camp photos are accessible at yavneh.smugmug.comRoshei Ayda post photos of campers every Monday and Wednesday. They generally post between 30-75 photos each time. In addition, our camp photographer(s) will post pictures of activities several times a week. These photos are organized under the Latest + Greatest folder.
  • During camp, we update our Facebook page everyday, including camp pictures (#44best twice a week) and daily camp activities updates. We also post a weekly Dvar Torah every Thursday. Be sure to like our page.
  • We post to our Instagram account on a regular basis. Be sure to follow us.
  • We also publish videos on a weekly basis, including a session memories video at the end of each session on our Facebook page.

Telephone Calls

Campers are allowed to speak with their parents by phone on their birthday. At other times, campers are not allowed phone access. If you have any concerns or questions about your child, please call the camp office at 603-942-5593 or email Davida AmkrautRosh Banot or Meir DeutschRosh Banim. If it is not an emergency, Davida or Meir will return your call within 24 hours. Bil Zarch, Director, is also available to answer your questions at bil@campyavneh.org or 617-580-3456.

Mail and Email

Children love receiving mail at camp! We encourage you to write to your child/ren as frequently as possible. Please address your camper’s mail as follows:

Camper Name
Camp Yavneh
Bunk Number
18 Lucas Pond Rd
Northwood, New Hampshire 03261

Please note that bunk numbers will be given out on opening day.

In addition to regular mail, campers may receive one email per day (except Shabbat). Emails are printed daily at 10 AM. Due to the large volume of incoming emails, please adhere to a one-page email limit. Please make your emails meaningful and newsy – the kids really look forward to them. Log in to you My Yavneh account to send emails. Emails can only be written in English characters. If you would like to send emails in Hebrew, please send your email to info@campyavneh.org, with your child’s name and bunk number in the subject line. Outgoing email from campers is not available.

Campers are required to write letters home twice a week, so please send self-addressed, stamped envelopes/postcards or envelopes and stamps for your child to use. Outgoing mail from Northwood is notoriously slow so don’t be surprised if you receive multiple letters on the same day. If you are concerned by a lack of detail in your child’s letters please contact Meir DeutschRosh Banim or Davida Amkraut,Rosh Banot.

Blogs – Bunk Activities

Blogs detailing bunk activities will are written by Roshei Aydah and sent directly to parents via emails.

Care Packages

At Yavneh, campers may only receive letters and padded envelopes up to 9 x 12 . Anything larger, including boxes, or items from Amazon will not be delivered. Due to New Hampshire wildlife, food is not allowed in the bunks and nail polish and gum is not allowed at camp – so please do not send either item to your camper. To ensure compliance, all padded envelopes will be opened for inspection. Pro Tip: Ideas of items that can fit in a padded envelope include newspaper clippings, mad libs, stationery, sports or character cards, pictures, coloring books, bracelets, scented pens, stickers or camp journals.

Campers who celebrate their birthdays at camp may receive one birthday package (box) for their birthday (no food allowed). This package will also be opened and checked for food before being delivered.