What does a day/week in Camp Ariel look like?
Does the price of camp include lunch? If not, is there an option to purchase lunch through a caterer?
The price does not include lunch. We do have an optional Hot Lunch program run by Schwartz's Bakery. Registration for the lunch program will open in May. Please view our hot lunch page here.
What staff does Camp Ariel employ? Do you do background checks?
What is the staff to camper ratio?
At Camp Ariel we follow the ACA (American Camp Association) guidelines of employing at least a 7:1 ratio of campers to counselors.
How are the age divisions split? What is their sports program?
Our Age Divisions follow the Camp Ariel theme in the development of the Lion.
Our youngest age group is the Gurim age group which is for our 5 and 6 year old campers. Other than being our most popular age group (because they are the cutest!), with age appropriate programming and activities, these campers enjoy an array of fundamental sports programming and activities that promise to give them a summer they will never forget.Our Kfir campers are entering 2nd and 3rd grade respectively. In the Kfir division, the level of instruction and competition becomes more real and the program we provide reflects that. The sports fundamentals begin to focus on more individualized skills for each of the campers while our sports leagues expectations reflect the level of competition for these grades.Our Shachal campers, entering 4th and 5th grade, are well versed in the tournament style of play, and at this point are focusing on individual skill development and refinement. Our player profiles will track the areas of growth we asses with them at the beginning of the summer and track their development as they progress over the course of their three sessions.Our Aryeh Teens, entering 6th through 8th grade, will be challenged to continue developing their individual skills while learning and engaging in the fundamentals of team based skills as well. Our teens face other local camps in intercamp play and are challenged to improve upon their defined areas of focus over the course of the summer.
Are snacks and water provided throughout the day?
Is there swimming? If yes, please elaborate. Where will it be held?
Swimming and water activities will be weekly at Pan Pacific Park and Annenberg Beach House for our Kfir- Aryeh campers and at the Virginia Park Splash Pad for our Gurim Campers.
How many trips will we get to go on? What types of trips?
Who will be providing security for camp this summer?
The ISA security team will be providing security for us this summer.
Do counselors run activities? Or are they run by professionals?
All specialties have a lead professional instructor. Some of our sports programs are run by specialists while others are facilitated by our counselors.