Communication During Camp

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Camp Office Phone

(410) 609-9870

Camp Office E-mail

CreativeArts@urj.org

Emergency/After Hours Phone

(484) 401-7543

Camp Office Hours
Sunday – Thursday 9am – 8pm EST
Friday 9am – 4pm EST
Saturday Noon – 8pm EST

After office hours, please feel free to leave a message.

Daily Communication From Camp
You will receive daily communication from camp in the form of:

  • Photos on Camp InTouch
  • Social Media Posts
    • Facebook: @Urj6pointsarts
    • Instagram: @urj6pointsarts

We will send a weekly email, From the Director’s Chair, on Friday afternoons.

You will receive an email within the first 48 hours of camp confirming your child’s majors, counselors, roommates, and bunk name.

Email Addresses for Summer Staff

Communication with your camper’s Resident Advisor

The Resident Advisor is the leadership team member working the closest with campers and counselors. The Gesher Director, CAAGesher@urj.org,  is the best contact for parents/guardians of Gesher participants. To contact the correct Resident Advisor, please be sure to write down or check the email you will receive within 48 hours of opening day naming what dorm floor your camper will be living on. The Resident Advisor email addresses correspond to that dorm floor:

CAAHaifa@urj.org CAATelAviv@urj.org CAATzfat@urj.org CAABeerSheva@urj.org

Communicating with the Community Care Coordinator

The Community Care Coordinator can be contacted for specific concerns about your child’s mental, social or emotional well-being.  If you need to leave a message, please be specific in voicing your concern so that the Community Care Coordinator can investigate the issue before calling you back. Be sure to leave a phone number where you can be reached. The Community Care Coordinator can also be reached at CAACares@urj.org.

Communicating with the Health Care Team

Camp Nurses can be contacted for any medical questions. Generally, a message will be sent to the health care team member and your call will be returned. Please be sure to leave a phone number where you can be reached. The medical staff can be contacted at CAAHealth@urj.org. While nurses are on staff 24/7, please be aware that they are very busy caring for campers throughout the day.

Communicating with the Logistics/Transportation Team

If you have specific questions about transportation for opening and/or closing day, you may contact the Logistics Coordinator by phone or at CAALogistics@urj.org. Please be sure to leave a phone number where you can be reached.

All parents with a camper flying as an unaccompanied minor can expect a call 24-48 hours prior to your child’s flight with information as to the staff member picking up on Opening Day and dropping off on Closing Day. At time of purchase, please list Jo-Ellen Unger as the contact for your child flying unaccompanied.

Communicating with the Wellness and First Year Family Experience Coordinator

If you have specific questions about COVID-19 policies or are a first time camper family, please contact the Wellness Coordinator by phone or at CAAWellness@urj.org. Please be sure to leave a phone number where you can be reached.

Mail and E-Letters

It is essential that your child receive mail within the first two days of arrival.  WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE THE USE OF E-LETTERS THROUGH YOUR CAMP INTOUCH (CIT) ACCOUNT.

6 Points Creative Arts Academy offers a two-way email service option through your Camp InTouch account. Emails from parents are printed and delivered once per day, and campers can respond using eLetter replies if designated by the parents or printed in advance. Parents must check the box indicated they wish to receive a response e-letter. Campers must write in black ink on the designated eLetter paper.. Camp provides the first four eLetters at no charge.

If you choose to send mail through the US Postal service, which we do not recommend, be sure to provide an adequate quantity of stationery, envelopes, stamps, and a pen for your child to write home. Younger campers find fold-over notes particularly easy, but they must be instructed in their use. Additionally, using return address labels or pre-addressing envelopes makes writing home even easier for your child. Otherwise, be sure your child knows how to address and stamp an envelope. Many children do not know how to address a letter or use stamps correctly! PLEASE NOTE: You may not receive letters sent through the US Postal Service until after your camper has returned home.

In order set Shabbat apart from the rest of the week, like most URJ camps, mail will be distributed to campers Sunday-Friday.

Letters should be addressed to:

Camper’s Name
6 Points Creative Arts Academy
975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382

Keep in mind that some letters you receive will be filled with love and joy, while others might be quite the opposite. Children’s letters are generally subject to oversimplification as well as exaggeration, often based on their experience in just the previous few minutes before writing to you. Please do not make a snap judgement when trying to interpret the meaning behind the letter. Letters that are sent during the first days of camp may be negative due to natural adjustment for campers gaining independence.  If you are concerned, please contact your camper’s head counselor.

Please do not send mail through the US Postal Service after the last Wednesday your child is at camp. Mail sent after that day will probably not reach your child before Sunday morning’s departure.

Please be aware that no news is good news! Campers’ main opportunity to write is during rest time, but as active and busy as camp is, they often really do need to rest!  Parents, however, should write frequently.  Please keep your notes upbeat and focused on camp. We discourage writing about your family’s adventures that campers are missing during camp. Remember that your child may also be writing to others – grandparents, siblings, friends – and may not write as often as you do, but please keep writing.

AGAIN! WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE THE USE OF E-LETTERS THROUGH YOUR CAMP INTOUCH ACCOUNT.

Camper Packages
The Policy: Packages for campers will not be accepted at camp.

The Why: If packed appropriately, camp provides everything a camper should need during their stay at camp. If a child has a necessity or they run out of something (ex. Toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) camp will purchase the item and bill the family.

Social Media
We encourage all parents to follow 6 Points Creative Arts on our various social media accounts.

@urj6pointsarts

We will post updates about camp events, special reminders for opening/closing days, blogs, and photos frequently. Camp social media gives you a glimpse at all the wonderful things your camper will be doing this summer!

As part of the camper application, the option to allow photos of your camper be used in promotional materials was given. If you would prefer your child not be used in future promotional materials or posted on social media (different from CampMinder), please let us know.

Photos
Camp photographers are charged with the task of capturing a wide variety of daily and special camp activities. Photos will be posted once daily Sunday-Friday.

We will do our best to capture each camper every day, however, please remember that the photos posted are representative of the camp experience and not necessarily your child’s personal camp experience.   We ask that you try to view photos from an objective point of view, however, if you have any concerns about a photo you see, please do not hesitate to contact the camp office.  You can view, mark favorites, buy, and share photos through Camp InTouch. Parents can also create “guest accounts” in Camp InTouch to allow family members to view photos and send e-letters to campers.

Videos
In addition to photos, our media team captures the camp experience through video as well.

We are working to livestream Showcase and other aspects of the camp experience this summer.