List of FAQs


Is there medical staff at camp?
How will my camper take his/her medication?
What happens if my camper gets homesick?
How does the camp approach bullying?
What’s the food like at camp?
Is the food kosher?
What if my camper has dietary restrictions or food allergies?
Will my camper have access to a cell phone?
How do kids get to and from camp?

Health & Safety

Q: Is there medical staff at camp?

There is a registered nurse on our campsite at all times to administer medication and provide care for our campers and staff. It is the camp policy for the nurse to contact the parents/guardian of a camper in the event of physical injury, fever over 100 degrees, or if the camper needs to spend the night in the nurse’s office. The nurse will also contact the guardians/parents if a camper needs to be transported to urgent care or the emergency room. The nurse may also call to check in about medications, or medical information in their files

Q: How will my camper take his/her medication?

All medication must be turned in to the camp nurse upon check-in at camp. The nurse will administer all medication to campers. Campers may only keep epi-pens, inhalers, and creams, after they have checked them in with the nurse.


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Emotional Care

Q: What happens if my camper gets homesick?

Sleeping away from home is one of the most important growth experiences provided by a residential summer camp. Our staff members are trained to help kids face this challenge through the relationships they build and the activities they facilitate. It’s natural to miss home at some point, and we devise a plan specific to each camper who needs our support.

Q: How does the camp approach bullying?

There is no room for bullying in the camp environment. Our core values of community, inclusion, and respect require that members of the Camp Bob Waldorf family treat each other with kindness and compassion, and that we honor each other’s differences. Staff members are trained to be proactive in creating a bully-free environment and responsive to campers who make poor decisions. Additionally, campers are encouraged to be “upstanders,” serving as advocates for each other. Campers who bully others – verbally, emotionally, or physically – will be asked to leave the program.


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Food

Q: What’s the food like at camp?

Our Executive Chef and dining staff prepare three healthful meals and two snacks each day. Food is plentiful and well balanced, and menus are designed to appeal to the palettes of our campers. Examples of what we serve include:

  • Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled Eggs & Hash Browns, Bagels, Pancakes, French Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk
  • Lunch: Tuna/Egg Salad/Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey/Chicken/Veggie Wraps, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, Taco Bar, Spaghetti, Salad Bar
  • Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Meatloaf, BBQ Turkey Burgers & Hot Dogs, Stir Fried Chicken & Veggies, Tortellini, Grilled Veggies, Salad Bar, Rice, Fruit

Q: Is the food kosher?

All Kibbutz programs adhere to a level of kashrut that reflects our pluralistic approach to Jewish living and is based on a needs assessment conducted among our families.

  • Animal products considered treif are never served – pork/pig products, shellfish
  • All beef and poultry products are purchased from a kosher provider
  • Meat and milk products are never combined in a meal

Please note that we our kitchen is not under rabbinic supervision and that we use one set of cooking utensils and dishes. We encourage you to contact our office with any questions.

Q: What if my camper has dietary restrictions or food allergies?

We want our kids to eat well and are just as inclusive in the dining room as we are elsewhere around camp. Standard practice includes:

  • Camp Bob Waldorf is a nut-free environment
  • Alternative main courses are provided for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet
  • We offer gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives to anyone in need of this accommodation

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Cell Phones & Technology

Q: Will my camper have access to a cell phone?

Our campers take a “screen vacation” while at camp. We do not allow campers to bring electronics to camp, besides a digital camera or non-internet iPod. Camp is a time where campers and staff have a chance to unplug. Not only does this prevent valuable electronics from being misplaced, but it also creates a genuine camp experience and allows campers to live “in the moment”. This policy includes tablets, Apple Watches, and other such electronic items.


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Transportation

Q: How do kids get to and from camp?

Campers are dropped off and picked up at our facility in Glendale by a parent or guardian.


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