Welcome to Jookender Family Camp! If you’re a new family who has never camped with us in prior, please read carefully the description. If you are a returning family, please, also read it!
The camp lasts from Friday night (Check in - 6:30pm) to Sunday afternoon (Check out – 3:00pm)
During the camp, all children will be divided by age-appropriate groups, and Teen Volunteers will be assigned to them. Teen volunteers are responsible to deliver your kids from one class to another, and, if capable and scheduled for – conduct classes for them. Adult Volunteers may help during the class, and provide with classes/workshops, as well.
A family may assign 1 volunteer to the camp. If you have any special skills and would like to volunteer your time – we want to hear from you. A volunteer doesn’t pay for participation and may join other activities when is not assign to his own tasks. If you think, your skills would be desired, you may sign up for camp volunteering after your family has reserved the stay. You need your family to sign up first, because when you register as a volunteer and mark that you’ll be staying with your family, you need to choose your family from the dropdown list, and this will only be possible, if your family has already been registered. If later it happens that we cannot make you a volunteer for some reason, you’ll be able to add yourself as a paying member to your family registration. A Volunteer, Teen or Adult, should be at least 15 y.o. No upper limit, as long, as we think you can be an asset to our camp. • click here to register as a volunteer * while teen volunteers participate free of charge, no matter which unit they are assigned to, adult volunteers are free only if they live in a bunk unit or a tent.
This is just a camp, so you need to bring everything with you. The bunk house rooms are equipped with twin bunk beds, matrasses, dressers, and electricity. There is one portable heater per room. It’s up to you, if you wish to move the beds around, add a bed, remove one, etc. One full family (at least 4 people) will be placed in a separate room in the Bunk House. A family of 2-3 people will be matched with another similar family, with same-gender adults, kids. In some cases, we might need to place 3 single gender parents and with same gender kids in one room of the bunk house. You also need to bring with you pillows, blankets, sheets, or sleeping bags. Each Bunk House has 2 wings, each wing – one room, and they share bathrooms 4 sinks 4 toilet cabins in each). The Shower House is a separate building (one for men, one for woman). Some bunk houses are now equipped with outside, but attached to the bunk house shower cabins. One more thing about the Bunk houses. The numbers get changed every time – that’s the camp policy. So, if you’ve been in bunk 1 last time, this doesn’t mean that the same building will have that same number this time. Allow us to figure out, which unit is better for your family in particular.
Lux houses set apart from other housings. You still need to bring your personal belongings, blankets, pillows (or sleeping bags), linens and towers with you. It’s less noisy there. Starting from this year, you will be selecting a house on your own. We've provided an exact description of each house under each house selection, including the max number of people per house. There will be no tent sites available in the area of Lux houses.
Jookender recommends Tent as a type of living unit to all those who loves camping and outside. That’s the best and most flexible option. But – you need to understand, that in this case, in addition to other things and personal belongings, you would need to bring Tent, as well. For Tent people, there are several bathrooms located all over the property.
Schedule: As always, our schedule is based on several things: 1. Skilled Volunteers 2. Grants 3. Number of people signed up and paid full price for the camp. Therefore, we cannot have schedule for you right away. But once registration is closed, we’ll be working on schedule day and night, polishing and perfecting it. If you wish to look at our last (2019) camp schedule, download it from here. We will be informing you through our newsletter, as well, as through our Facebook group of any new/secured classes we’ll be bringing to the camp.
Bracelets: we’ll try to make sure, each children group is no more than 15 kids, unless we have some activities that are for several groups at the same time, like sport activities. We will also try to make sure, each group has an opportunity to make it everywhere, instead of signing up to one class or another. This might or might not be true with Parents groups. But we’ll try our best, as always. Each group will be wearing their own color bracelets. Please, do not remove them. Teachers will not admit people without bracelets to their class (unless they are under 3 y.o.)
Food: based on our conversation with camp, and your previous requests, food will include meat, chicken, pasta, rice, salad bar and deserts. If you note your allergies on the registration form, the camp will accommodate you. Things, like milk replacement or any perishable food items s/b asked at the dining window, because that cannot be stored w/o a refrigerator for a long time. Snack will also be included. Moreover, if you fill hungry, come any time to the kichen, and “Grandma Ronni” will find something for you to chew on. But 6 meals and all-day snack are included.
Parking: in designated areas only. No parking at the grass field at all. Once unpacked, please, move your vehicles to the designated parking area outside of the camp (where you've checked in upon arrival). Do not block roads and field entrances - they must be available for the Emergency vehicles entrance.
• Watch our last camps videos
Close to the event, this page will have all downloadable materials, including map, schedule, and list of things to pack with you.
We hope to see you all there! Come to us, talk to us, volunteer for us! Have fun! Thanks for reading.
General Refund Policy: On or before May 20 - 100%. May 20 - June 4 - 50%.
No refund at the day of the event or after.
Service fees are nonrefundable.