You've heard your children talking about it since camp ended: Fall Seminar! With only eight more days until the return to Galil, we want to answer your questions about our semi-annual reunion weekend.
When should I be there on Friday?
Galil will be providing buses from the Kaiserman JCC, Adath Jeshrun in Elkins Park, and the Princeton Jewish Center. All buses will be leaving at 5pm. If you would prefer to provide your own transportation, please plan to arrive no earlier than 6:30pm at Galil. Directions are available here. Please note: due to the recent flooding certain roads may still be closed coming from New Jersey. Please look at maps, and have alternate routes planned.
How does pick-up on Sunday work?
The same transportation options described above will be available at the end of seminar. If you are picking your children up, please arrive by 9:30am. Buses will leave from Galil at 9:30am and return the campers to the same locations. If, for any reason, campers will not be returning to their point of origin on the bus, parents must explain that in the "extra transportation information" section of the registration form.
How do I register?
You can register online here. Please note that if you register after Sunday, September 18th, you will be charged a $25 late fee. Don't forget to either send a check to Camp Galil at PO Box 1245, Newtown, PA 18940 or bring it with you on September 23rd.
Why is there a cost associated with seminar?
Obviously it costs money to provide the food and supplies that we need to run seminar. In addition, the money we raise will go towards funding regular programming throughout the entire school year so we can have as many low-cost -- or free! -- events as possible.
What do the kids do at seminar?
Fall Seminar is a wonderful, relaxed, reunion weekend mixed with the traditions of the Galil Shabbat experience. Campers have plenty of time to catch up with their friends from the summer but also participate in chugim (elective activities) including sports, nature, and arts & crafts, musicale and medurah (a bonfire where campers showcase their singing, musical, dancing, and comedic talents), and other staples of the Galil seder yom (schedule). Other seminar highlights this year include rikkud (Israeli dancing), an activity by age group, an activity about Rosh Hashanah, and a fun, outdoor game.
Is there any financial assistance for seminar?
Absolutely! At Galil we don't ever want money to be the reason that campers can't reconnect with their friends. Please contact our Rashei Eizor (year-round programming directors) at email@example.com to discuss opportunities for financial assistance.
Who runs seminar?
Our seminars and all year-round programming are planned and implemented by our Shaliach (Israeli Emissary) and Rashei Eizor (year-round programming directors). Staff from previous summers return to camp to provide ample supervision and activities for the campers. In addition, Galil's year-round professional staff are very involved in the process and in the weekend itself.
Who do I contact with additional questions?
You are always welcome to contact Galil's professional staff with additional questions about seminar. Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you at Galil on September 23rd!