Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the dates and hours of camp?

Summer 2024 is June 27th – August 22nd. Camp is closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4th and July 5th. Regular hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Camp Pinebrook also offers extended care in the mornings 8:00 am to 9:00 am and in the afternoons 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, for an extra fee.

What flexibility does camp offer regarding vacations and weeks at camp?

Consecutive weeks are encouraged:

Week 1: Thursday, June 27 – Wednesday, July 3 (no camp July 4, July 5)
Week 2: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12
Week 3: Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19
Week 4: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26
Week 5: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
Week 6: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9
Week 7: Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16
Week 8: Monday, August 19 – Thursday, August 22

What is the difference between partial day and full day camp for preschoolers?

The partial day option is open to 3s and Pre-K campers, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Partial day campers have the same camp experience, which includes daily swimming lessons, lunch, and morning activities.

Does camp offer transportation?

Camp Pinebrook does not offer busing. Families drop off and pick up campers. We offer extended care for families who need extra child-care beyond our regular hours.

What type of training does the staff receive?           

All staff members are required to participate in Camp Pinebrook’s extensive training that focuses on camper care, support, behavioral management, and safety.  All staff members are hired through a rigorous process which includes interviews, background checks, and multiple references.

What if my camper does not know how to swim?

Our dedicated and professional aquatic staff at Camp Pinebrook follows the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” curriculum.

How is Judaism incorporated in camp?

Camp Pinebrook has created an inclusive program that focuses on Judaism’s universal values of community, respect, teamwork, compassion, and encouragement. It is our goal to foster a special camp for everyone. In addition, we share fun songs together, that focus on spirituality and peace. We sing blessings before and after lunch, and have an interactive Shabbat experience on Fridays.

What if my child is picky about food, will he/she/they have enough to eat?

All lunch periods include options to the main meal.  Noodles, bagels, Sunbutter sandwiches, and salad is always available.