Frequently Asked Questions

Camp Shai focuses on universal human values (middot) with a Jewish lens, however we embrace everyone who wants to be a part of our community. We welcome campers of all backgrounds. If you like games, being outdoors, and having the best summer ever, Camp Shai is the place for you. 

In Hebrew, middot translates to ‘values’. Camp Shai focuses on the values of kindness, community, respect, and good sportsmanship. In fact, these values permeate every aspect of camp, from the staff to the campers to the activities.  

Any cancellations made through March 1: Refund of payments made minus the $150 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session. 

March 2 – March 31: Refund 75% of payments made minus the $150 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session. 

April 1 – April 30: Refund 50% of payments made minus the $150 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session. 

May 1 – May 31: Refund 25% of payments made minus the 150 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session. 

After June 1: Not eligible for refund. 

Yes! Camp Shai offers Sunrise Care from 7:30 – 9:00 am and Sunset Care from 3:30 – 5:00 pm as an additional option. If you are interested in signing up your camper, please contact Allison Marshall at 

Yes! Scholarships are determined through an application process within camp registration. Please reach out to Allison Marshall for questions regarding eligibility. 

This summer, we will be running our programs in one- and two-week sessions. The majority of the summer (June 12 – August 4) will be split into two-week sessions. This is a common practice in the summer camp industry and allows campers the chance to really build community with their fellow campers and counselors.

First and foremost, we invest in hiring the best of the best in quality staff members. We know that investing a lot into our staff ultimately turns into a welcoming, safe, and magical experience for your camper. We provide on-site training for all staff members to ensure their understanding of emergency procedures, best practices for working with campers, and a certification in CPR and First Aid. We strive to run our programs at an 8:1 ratio of campers and staff to ensure that kids at Camp Shai feel supported and safe.

Additionally, your camper’s tuition supports our ability to run hands-on programming for campers that blends learning and fun in interactive and exciting ways. The additional cost of our Specialty Camps goes towards partnering with high-quality vendors in the community who bring expertise and years of experience to our programs.

Still curious? More information, including a family handbook, will be made available following registration.