As a general rule, we do not offer refunds, but may do so in extenuating circumstances.
Bnei Akiva Australia has a strict no bullying policy on all of our camps. This includes verbal and non-verbal forms of bullying. If any issues arise on camp, we prefer to deal with those issues at the time of occurrence so that it doesn’t happen again. Our madrichim are highly skilled at dispelling conflict and solving problems between chanichim. Any bullying problems will have not only their attention but the Rosh Machane, Federal Merakezet and Shlichim will be made aware as to the situation and will take action accordingly.
Should we determine it necessary, we will not hesitate to ask chanichim to leave camp and we ask that parents be available for contact and pick up if this should occur. If the chanich/ah is from Sydney or Perth, the parents are expected to pay for the child’s flight home.
Any Chanich/a who wilfully causes destruction or damage to the campsite, or property belonging to the campsite, Bnei Akiva or to any of the Chanichim or Madrichim, will pay for the repair and be responsible for compensation to the camp for the damage caused.
Should we determine it necessary, we will not hesitate to ask chanichim to leave camp and we ask that parents be available for contact and pick up if this should occur.
We will operate with a ‘sign in/sign out’ policy in order to enrich the camp experience for intermediate chanichim.
- Upon arrival at camp, chanichim hand in their phone to their Madrichim who will be collecting them and storing them in a secure location (under the watch of the Rosh Machane). Please note, handing in fake phones will not be tolerated and consequences are at the discretion of the Roshei Machane and Shlichim.
- When appropriate, during free time, chanichim have an opportunity to sign their phones out, meaning they have a chance to chat with family whilst still being present on camp. Madrichim will keep a list of chanichim with their phones to ensure that we are keeping all devices safe.
We do understand that this means that you may not be able to always contact your child on camp, however, if you need to speak to them, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Rosh Machane or their madrichim.
Please assist us in ensuring you are on board with this policy and that your child is aware of the rules prior to camp.
- We encourage senior Chanichim to leave their phones at home. Should Chanichim bring their mobile phone on camp, they can only be used during free time and/or at the discretion of Madrichim.
- Inappropriate use of mobile phones on camp will result in a disciplinary process, with the potential for the phone to be confiscated for some or all of camp, or being sent home.
We highly recommend that you speak to your child/children about our no phone policy and encourage them to not take their phones.
Girls are expected to wear skirts to their knees and are not allowed to wear singlets or sleeveless tops. Outside of davening and on shabbat, girls are allowed to wear baggy pants.
Boys are expected to wear a kippah (or some sort of head covering), tzizit at appropriate times and are also not allowed to wear singlet/tank tops or short shorts.
Boys and girls will be sleeping separately and therefore no boys are allowed in girls’ rooms and no girls are allowed in boys’ rooms. This is something we take extremely seriously on camp and will not tolerate. Should a girl be found in a boy’s room or vice versa there will be serious consequences and this is grounds to be sent home from camp.
Punctual participation to all tochniot, activities, davening and meals are compulsory.
A failure to meet expectations will result in your child being sent home.
Alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and other illicit substances are strictly prohibited from camp. Anyone caught in possession of these will be sent home immediately.
As previously stated Bnei Akiva does not tolerate any form of bullying. Chanichim will face serious consequences should they be found to have bullied and will possibly be asked to leave camp.