REIMBURSEMENT POLICY FOR THE GIBUSHON

 

In order to be as inclusive as possible, this shabbaton is heavily subsidised. 

The significant majority of the sign up cost goes towards covering the cost of flights.

As such, the refund policy (in the case of COVID related border closures or flight cancellations) that we are offering is in direct relation with the airlines refund policy.

Therefore, in the event of a border closure or flights being cancelled only due to COVID-19, we will be offering credit totaling the amount of the individual’s sign up (minus the bond which will be refunded). 

This credit can be redeemed for any Bnei Akiva Australia event that takes place in the next 12 months (For example: Further Shabbatonim, Bnei Akiva Camp etc)

 

Shabbaton Policy

The Chanichim and their parents take upon themselves and agree to the following rules of behaviour of the Shabbatonim and conditions of registration: 

  1. Physical, verbal, mental, sexual or social abuse of the Shabbaton and / or Shabbaton personnel and / or animals in the vicinity of the Shabbaton is strictly prohibited.
  2. There is a strict ‘no bullying’ policy on the Shabbaton. This includes verbal and non-verbal forms of bullying.
  3. Destruction or damage to the nature, environment, buildings or equipment belonging to the Shabbaton or to any of the Chanichim or Madrichim is strictly prohibited. 
  4. The Chanich/a must behave appropriately and listen to the instructions of the Madrichim at all times. 
  5. The Chanich/a and the Chanicha/'s parents undertake to share with the Shabbaton management team any personal, health, behavioural, and / or other situation that may be relevant and / or affect their behaviour during their time on the Shabbaton.
  6. The use of various types of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, hookahs and / or illegal substances during the Shabbaton is prohibited.
  7. While on the Shabbaton participants are expected to act in a way that  aligns with the ideology of Bnei, this  includes keeping Shabbat, keeping kashrut, using appropriate language.
  8. Boys are expected to wear a kippah (or a head covering) and tzitzit. They are not allowed to wear singlet/tank tops or short shorts.
  9. Girls are expected to wear skirts to their knees during davening and throughout Shabbat. Outside of these times, loose fitting pants are allowed. Girls are not allowed to wear singlets or sleeveless tops. 
  10. Boys and girls are strictly prohibited from entering each other’s rooms.

Should any of the above rules and / or conditions be broken, at the discretion of the Rosh Shabbaton and / or the Federal Merakez and / or the Shaliach/a, the bond will be withheld and / or the Chanich/a may be banned from attending Federal Camp 2021, as well as future Shabbatonim.