Winter Family Retreat 2020

Winter Family Retreat 2020

Dear Friends!

Welcome to our Winter Family Retreat Registration. We’re always happy to see new faces and you’re always welcome!

This time, the retreat will take place at the Purity Spring Resort in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This New Hampshire Ski Resort is located between Mt. Washington Valley and Lakes Region Area, about 1.5-2.5 hours from various Massachusetts locations.

The exact address is

King Pine at Purity Spring Resort, NH

1251 Eaton Road, Route 153

Madison, NH 03849

We will have 2 types of lodging there:

Lux units include a 2-bedroom suite, a kitchenette, a waiting area, and a full bathroom attached to it. Lux units are closer to the Pool and Hot Spa, but a few hundred feet further from the King Pine Mountain.

Basic units include 1 room and a full bathroom attached to it. Most of Basic Units are closer to the Mountain (some of them ski or snow tube in/out) and further away from the Pool.

Both types of units have bedding and linens, so you don’t need to bring your own this time. Both types of units have their own heating regulating system.

In Summer times, all units are very close to each other, all distances are walkable, but in the Winter, it could be really snowy and no place to walk – only to drive. A Shuttle goes every 20 min from 7 am to 9 pm to the Mountain, Pool, and between the lodges. The lodges where our classes will take place, and the dining room are all in a walking distance (and you don’t need to take a shuttle in-between them, just walk.

The most common question is: Why do we call it a Retreat and not a Camp? Well, there are a few reasons, but most importantly is that winter housing is more expensive than the summer housing, and since we’re trying to keep the cost affordable, we cannot afford as many classes and as many age-defined groups, as during the summer family camp.

Don’t get me wrong – you will have plenty of activities to choose from and we’re currently working on a very engaging program, but in terms of number of groups/activities per group, Winter retreat is not as intensive, as our Summer camps.

Your cost, as always, includes Lodging, Boarding, and all Jookender Activities, in addition to unlimited use of Pool/Hot Tub, Skating Ring, X-country ski trails, and snowshoeing. We will also provide a very discounted rate on all Alpine ski and snowtubing activities, only available with the lodging, as a part of our group.

There are 2 sections in the Registration form, one is regular, asking for your information, children, food allergies, etc. and another one is called ‘a la carte’. This second section works independently. Meaning, if you wish to purchase your lift tickets or anything else later, you may, without re-entering all information again. So, you may book the room now to ensure it won’t be sold out, and purchase your tickets in February – any time before February 20 to get an advantage of the discounts. The ‘a la carte’ pricing stays the same until the end of registration (February 20). The room rate goes up after December 31, 2019.

Most of the rooms are for 3-4 people in the room. We have a few larger rooms that can fit 5-6 people. If your family is only 2 people, then there probably will be a case of paring you with another 2-person family of the same gender adult and child.

Children under 3 years old stay and eat free.

Children under 6 years old get the lift tickets free.

We will be willing to accommodate a few adult volunteers that agree to lead Cooking or some unusual craft classes for kids and/or adults, , if they come with their family and pay for the other members of the family.

We will try to accommodate up to 15 Teen Volunteers, especially skilled in winter sports.

20 Basic units and 4 Lux units are available now at the Early Bird Special. Early Bird Special ends on or before 12/31/2019 or until all units are sold. Once they are sold, we might have some extra units added, at the regular price, even if it’s before the end of the year.

Our Refund Policy for Lodging, Boarding and Activities:

• 100% refund until 12/31/2019

• 70% refund until 02/20/2020

• 0% (no refund) after 02/20/2020

Refund policy for ‘a la carte’ section:

• 100% return until 02/20/2020

• 0% (no refund) after 02/20/2020

We highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance in case if you won’t be able to make it. Jookender WILL NOT be able to accommodate any refunds after the registration deadline

Our Teen program will be supported by The Jewish Education Project, with generous funding from the Genesis Philanthropy Group, in addition to Jim Joseph and CJP foundations.

Our full schedule will be available closer to the camp.

Feel free to email all questions to Sasha jookender@gmail.com

Happy Registering!

Teen-Volunteers & Approved Teachers register here

E, F, G - standard units, I - Lux units.

Camp Map

Winter Family Retreat 2020 Registration

Lux is a 2-bedroom suites + kitchenette + private Bathroom.

Adult or Child 13+ - $395
Senior - $390
Child (3-12) - $195
Child under 3 y.o. - FREE

Winterized room with its own heater regulation, beds and linens, and private bathroom.

Adult or Child 13+ - $220
Senior - $215
Child (3-12) - $195
Child under 3 y.o. - FREE

Private room, all bedding included, full bathroom on the floor. Lodging is 15 miles away (about 30 min drive) from the Resort. Food and activities - at the resort. 4 people max in the room!

Adult or Child 13+ - $170
Senior - $160
Child (3-12) - $95
Child under 3 y.o. - FREE
Prices increase after December 31, 2019

Register Yourself First:


Select your family:

Register your Family Members and everyone who stays with you at the same unit:

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A Service Fee equal $0.30 + 4% of the total amount will be added for each online transaction.
This fee covers our handling and PayPal/credit card fees.

Jookender Waiver – Winter Family Retreat 2020

I, on behalf of my family (and all participants I include into my reservation), voluntarily sign this waiver and assumption of risk in favor of the Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc in consideration for the opportunity to use the owner’s facilities, the facilities rented by or given to Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc, or event set up for the Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc, that will take place 03/13/2020 – 03/15/2020.

I understand that there are certain risks and dangers associated with the activities and use of the facilities and that these risks have been fully explained to me. I fully understand the danger involved. I fully assume the risks involved as acceptable to our family members and other paticipants I personally register, and agree to use my best judgment in undertaking these activities and follow all safety instructions.

I waive and release Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc. from any claim for personal injury, property damage, or death that may arise from use of the facilities or from participation in the activities of Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc.

I waive and release Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc. from any claim associated with activities for which Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc. assisted with group rates.

I am a competent adult and I assume these risks of my own free will.

Please, sign the document with your full legal name.