UJEB Camp 2024 | FAQ
Who is UJEB Camp run by? Who will be at the camp the whole time?
- Joseph Folwell: Rosh Machane (Head of Camp)
- Ellie Schwarz: Rosh Tochnit (Head of Programming)
- Itzik Sztokman: Senior Staff Member
- Ashira Chait: Medic
- Team of Junior Madrichim
- Team of Intermediate Madrichim
- Team of Senior Madrichim
- + additional UJEB staff members who come up throughout camp
How are participants split up?
Participants are split up into 3 tzevets (cohorts): Juniors (Years 3-5), Intermediates (Years 6-8) and Seniors (Years 9-12).
Where is the campsite?
UJEB Camp is always only between 1-1.5 hours out of Melbourne.
How do cabins work?
Cabins are split into boy/girl cabins and are configured based on similar age groups and cabin rooming requests/requirements. Junior cabins are kept separately from older cabins to minimise noise.
How does catering work?
All catering is kosher and nut-free, provided by a catering company throughout camp. Dietary requirements are catered for if outlined in the Individual Experience Form.
How does Shabbat work?
UJEB Camp is a “shabbat friendly” environment, to provide an opportunity for participants to experience a Shabbat atmosphere while respecting those who keep Shomer Shabbat. This means that there’s no music, electronics or writing used in communal spaces. Participants are allowed to use their phones in their cabin, provided that they’ve sought permission from their roommates.
How does the seder hayom (schedule) work?
A communal seder hayom is hung up in the cheder ochel (dining room) for students to be able to review the schedule throughout camp. Each tzevet’s timings are split into columns, so juniors have earlier mealtimes and bed times, while intermediate and senior tzevets might have longer programming time.
Policy surrounding phones/electronic devices
Participants are allowed to bring phones/electronic devices to camp, but they must be used only in their cabins. The only exception to this is for Shabbat photos and the talent show and silent disco on the last night of camp.
How does health and safety work on camp?
Health and safety is upheld on UJEB Camp through UJEB’s health and safety procedures, in addition to the campsite’s emergency and safety plans. The Camp team is trained in UJEB’s risk assessment and management procedures, in the event any instances arise. UJEB’s medic will be on camp the entire time to oversee any health issues or emergencies.
Who’s the medic? How does medical care work on camp?
Our medic, Ashira, is a fully qualified and trained nurse with CPR and First Aid expertise. She’s come on numerous previous UJEB Camps, and can work with participants for regular medication or additional medical needs. Her, Joseph, Ellie, Itzik and a Madrich(a) in every tzevet has a walkie-talkie on camp, which enables speedy response for any medical situations. A medical room is set up on camp that Ashira mans 24/7.
My child needs to be picked up early, arrive a day late to camp, come for less days, come for just during the day etc.?
We’re completely flexible at UJEB Camp to facilitate your child having the best time, and arrangements can be made to accommodate any set up you need.
Just be sure to get in touch with Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org to make these arrangements before camp.
My child needs additional support on camp – how does this work?
We’re here to ensure that all participants have the best possible experience on camp. If your child requires any infrastructure or support plans for camp, we can make this happen. Get in touch with Joseph at email@example.com to make these arrangements before camp.
Packing List: Please ensure your child packs:
Winter jacket or rain jacket (puffer etc.)
Shabbat clothes (whatever makes you feel your best!)
Clothes that can get dirty!
Hat / beanie
Closed toe shoes for outdoor activities
Indoor shoes or slippers for indoor activities (closed toe)
Weather appropriate clothing
- Musical instruments
- Props/costumes for talent show
We aim to achieve this through our 4 key Values:
Our programs support learners in exploring and understanding their Jewish identity. We hope to foster a feeling of connection to Jewish life and Israel.
The quality educational experiences provided aim to create curious and passionate learners who are engaged with their Jewish identity.
Program participants can begin establishing a lifelong connection and commitment not only to their local Jewish community, but to the wider, global Jewish community.
We strongly believe that all Jews have a right to learn about their Jewish identity. We aim to create programs that cater to those with special needs, and programs that are affordable to all.