Got Questions?

Below are answers to many commonly asked questions. If you would like any additional information please email or call our office (303) 500-3020.

Who comes to our camp?
How long are the camp sessions?
Where will my child live?
Where is the camp?
What is the food like?
Who will be taking care of my child?
What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
Can I visit my child while they are at camp?
What happens if my child gets sick while at camp?
What if my child’s birthday occurs during camp?
How do you deal with safety and security at camp?
Can my child request to be with his/her best friend?
What should I pack for my child?
What is the weather like at camp?
How will my child get to and from camp?
Can my child call/email/fax home?
Can my child leave camp?

Who comes to our camp?
Our campers come from all over the United States and the world. Some of our campers have been to overnight camp before and for others, this is the first time. They are all entering 6th-12th grade for our main sessions. We do also offer a 4th-6th grade 4-day “taste of camp”. Our pluralistic Jewish environment enables campers to come from diverse backgrounds. Camp Inc. campers are curious, inventive, creative and interested in learning how to turn an idea into a reality. Some are entrepreneurs already and some are just learning what that means.

How long are the camp sessions?
Sessions for our 6th-12th grade campers are two-and-a-half (2.5) or five (5) weeks long. For more information, please visit our Dates and Rates page.

Where will my child live?
Campers live in cabin groups of 6-12 campers each, with an average counselor to camper ratio of 1:4. Each cabin has bunk beds and has bathrooms and showers within the building. For more information, please visit our Location page.

Where is the camp?
Camp Inc. sits on 70 gorgeous acres in Steamboat, CO. At 7,300 ft high, the weather is in the low 80’s and the mountain views are spectacular. Mixed right in to the traditional overnight camp feel are 10 high tech work spaces, a Mac lab, and a 150-seat indoor theater. With multiple lodges, playing fields, an indoor athletic center with basketball and rock climbing, an outdoor amphitheater, miles of hiking trails, and a short drive to boating and swimming, there is always plenty to do. For more information, please visit our Location page.

What is the food like?
The food is great! It is kid- friendly, healthy, and kosher. We have chefs that accommodate a variety of allergies. Please call our office to discuss any specific food questions you may have.

Who will be taking care of my child?
Our staff is carefully selected by our camp directors. All staff members participate in an intensive training program before our campers arrive. This on-site training includes workshops led by our camp directors, outside professionals, and industry experts. Our bunk counselors are Jewish college and post-college students who bring abundant warmth and energy to our camp community. Our business and entrepreneurial staff, as well as our guest mentors, come from all over the world, including Shlichim from Israel, to share their particular areas of expertise with our campers.

What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
Generally, we have at least 1 counselor for every 4 campers with a minimum of 2 counselors per cabin group. We take great pride in the quality of our camper supervision.

Can I visit my child while they are at camp?
Parents are encouraged to participate in our end-of-session Demo Day, occurring the day prior to the end of the session in Steamboat Springs, CO.  Parents and other family members are welcome and encouraged to pick campers up at the end of the session (see “How Will My Child Get to and from Camp?”. Parents, family friends, and other visitors are not allowed to come to camp during the camp sessions, and we do not allow drop off at camp on the first day of camp. It is part of the camp experience that everyone rides the bus to camp together.

What happens if my child gets sick while at camp?
It is our hope that every camper will remain healthy and fully able to participate in all aspects of camp life all summer long. Just in case, though, Camp Inc. has a range of systems in place to manage health care issues that may arise.  A Medical Form with comprehensive information will be all we need to take great care of your child while at camp. Our full time nurse supervises the dispensing of medication, and is available 24/7 for campers and staff needing medical attention.  If necessary, emergency services are available within minutes.

What if my child’s birthday occurs during camp?
Birthdays that occur during the Camp session will be celebrated with cake and other surprises. This observance is not only a treat for the camper, but a lot of fun for everyone. Please do not send food of any kind for your child’s birthday. Your child will be able to call home the evening of the birthday.

How do you deal with safety and security at camp?
We take safety and security at camp very seriously. All of the camp directors participate in extensive professional training to handle minor and major safety and security situations and work with our team of risk managers and executives at the Boulder JCC and Redwoods, our risk management company. In addition, all of our summer staff are trained to manage and handle safety and security situations during our pre-camp orientation. Access to camp is restricted and all visitors must be verified and sign in before entering the camp.  A security guard lives on-site and patrols the property overnight.

Can my child request to be with his/her best friend?
You may request up to two placement requests per camper. All placement requests must be submitted in writing and placed on the appropriate space on the camper registration form. We do our very best to place your child with at least one of his/her requests. Please note: roommate requests are not guaranteed.

What should I pack for my child?
Clothes for camp should be durable, inexpensive, and informal. Warm weather clothing and rain gear are essential. The only time campers “dress up” is on Shabbat. Our Camper and Parent Manual, which is published in the spring, outlines in detail what one should pack for camp. DO NOT pack items that carry sentimental value to you, your camper or your family.

What is the weather like at camp?
Camp Inc. sits at 7,300 feet in the Rocky Mountains.  Weather may vary. Average temperatures are in the 80s during the day and the low 50s at night. Layering is smart. The altitude makes for stronger sunlight, dry air, and increased need for hydration and sunblock.

How will my child get to and from camp?
Camp Inc. will provide ground transportation and appropriate supervision to/from Denver International Airport (DEN) and a nearby hotel. Parents are not permitted to drive campers directly to camp, but have the option to pick up from camp on departure day.  Colorado based campers get dropped off at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel near the Denver airport and our coach bus leaves from there.  Campers flying in from out of town should fly into the Denver International Airport, and will be met at the gate by one of our staff members. This staff member will then escort the camper to get his/her baggage and join other campers at the Marriott. Our Camper and Parent Manual, which is published in the spring, outlines in detail our transportation procedures.

Can my child call/email/fax home?
We provide campers with blank, bar-coded forms that allow hand-written notes from the campers to be sent to the families via email. Campers are required to write home 2-3 times per week. Campers cannot call from camp.

Can my child leave camp?
Campers cannot leave camp at any time without the permission of the Camp Director. Arrangements are made at the discretion of the Director for special circumstances such as family weddings and Bar/Bat mitzvahs.