WHAT IS FAMILY CAMP?
Family Camp is a wonderful opportunity for Temple Emanuel families to spend a fun and relaxing weekend at our own spectacular Shwayder Camp over the long Labor Day weekend, Friday September 1 to Monday, September 4.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Family Camp is for families that are members of Temple Emanuel. All ages and any family configuration are welcome to attend. We have room for approximately 30 families, with 2 or 3 families sharing each cabin and bathroom. We will do our best to honor requests for cabin sharing.
WHEN DOES FAMILY CAMP BEGIN/END?
Family Camp begins on Friday afternoon, September 1. Please plan to arrive at Camp between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Our Shabbat celebration, including services and dinner, will begin at 6:00 pm. Family Camp will conclude at 11:00 am on Monday, September 4.
WHAT HAPPENS AT FAMILY CAMP?
Attendees can participate in a full range of camp activities, including a joyous Shabbat celebration, hiking, horseback riding, ropes course, archery, gaga, sports, arts and crafts, and more – or, you are free to simply relax in our beautiful mountain setting. Some activities are supervised or guided by Shwayder staff, but please note that camp does not provide child care—families are responsible for their own children. Saturday night features Havdalah and a campfire (complete with s’mores), and Sunday night we’ll have a special kid-friendly movie night. Adults often gather for games and socializing in the evenings after the kids go to sleep. Certain activities will require sign-up, which we will do Friday evening when we arrive at Camp; other (such as the ropes course) have age limitations.
HOW MUCH DOES FAMILY CAMP COST?
The cost for Family Camp is $150.00 per adult and $100.00 per child 4 and older. Children 3 and under are free. This includes housing, all meals (Friday dinner through Monday breakfast), and all activities (but if you choose to go on the optional “Pie Hike” to the Echo Lake Lodge, you’re on your own). Scholarship assistance is available, please send your request to Steve Brodsky, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DO WE REGISTER?
Registration will open on Tuesday, July 25 at 12:00 pm and is ONLINE ONLY. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Note that completing the registration form is the first step—reservations are subject to space availability, and your spot is not guaranteed until you receive an email notification confirming that we are holding space for your family. That email will include a link to a payment form, where you can pay by credit card. Once payment is received your reservation will be secured.
Questions? Contact Steve Brodsky Brodsky@emanueldenver.org or 303.388.4013 x 327.