Dear Camp Kingswood families,
Welcome to Summer 2023! This is the digital version of our Family Handbook which provides you with all the information you need for camp this summer. Whether you are new to Kingswood or you’ve been with camp since you were a camper yourself, please read all these sections carefully as some things change from year to year.
We’re so excited to have your kids with us at Kingswood this summer! While kids experience overnight camp away from their parents, at Camp Kingswood, we consider a camper’s entire family part of our camp community, and we deeply value our partnership with all of you. We are committed to working closely, respectfully, and responsively with our camp families. We take great pride in these relationships, and we appreciate the support we receive from parents both during camp and throughout the year. Your reinforcement of everything in this digital Handbook is a great way to show that support! We appreciate your alignment on all camp rules when talking with your campers, especially regarding policies that may feel hard, like our Screen-Free Policy and our Camper Code of Conduct. If you’d like to ask questions to better understand our philosophy and rationale, we’re always happy to chat!
We recommend parents read the sections of this Family Handbook together with your camper, especially if they’ll be at Kingswood for their first summer. The more campers hear about what camp is like, the more prepared and confident they’ll be when they step onto the camp bus! Bookmark this page in your browser so you can easily access information during camp!
We can’t wait to be back on Woods Pond,
Owner & Director
Helping You Find Your Way
All of the content of our Family Handbook is here, organized slightly differently into sections below. Here you’ll find an index listing what topics are in which sections to guide you toward what you’re looking for.
|Dates and Contact Information|
|Jewish Life at Camp|
|Overnights and Trips|
|Getting Ready for Camp|
|Talking to Your Camper Before Camp|
|Shabbat and Special Clothing|
|Lost and Found|
|CampInTouch and the Campanion App|
|Sending and Receiving Mail|
|Sending and Receiving Email|
|Kingswood Blog and Social Media|
|The Kingswood and Family Partnership|
|Music, Books, and Cameras|
|Camper Code of Conduct|
|Health and Wellness|
|Illness or Emergency|
|Medications and Other Health Concerns|
|Severe Food Allergies and Dietary Needs|
|Camper Care Team|