Commonly Asked Questions
To get you started, below are some commonly asked questions and answers.
When is camp? Typically, Camp George is held in late July. Since this is an overnight camp, we strongly suggest you commit to the entire camp program. We value the fact that strong relationships are formed and bonds are created during the camp session! Plus, we don’t want anyone to miss out on any of the super fun programming designed just for you!
What is the age range of campers? Campers from 7-17 are welcome at Camp George.
How much does Camp George cost? Camp George fees are $300 per person (2018). The fee includes all accommodations, activities and three meals a day for our three night/four day program. Camp George has substantial financial aid and scholarship programs available provided by private and corporate donors to reduce or eliminate the price of camp for families.
Where is camp? Camp George is held at an amazing camp facility in Simi Valley, CA. The location is the Brandeis-Bardin Campus and Adult Conference Center at the American Jewish University located at 1101 Peppertree Lane, Brandeis, CA 93064.
Where do we sleep? Since this location is designed for group use they have excellent sleeping accommodations that are conducive to our program. The general lay out is a building that contains 4 bungalow units. Each bungalow holds 4 people (some can accommodate up to 6) and has two double beds. The rooms are air conditioned and each has its own bathroom. The buildings are situated close to one another to promote a “community” feel for all campers and their families.
What kind of activities will I do at camp? Our administrative staff has created jam packed days filled with activities that are suited for every ability level, unique and FUN! Below is a list of some of the activities in which you can participate (subject to change year to year). Each activity is lead by a volunteer support staff or staff from the camp location facility. Your job is to show up and have a blast!
- Arts & crafts
- Field games
- Ropes courses
- Climbing wall
- Movie night under the stars
- Horseback riding
- Sport court
- Traditional camp games (capture the flag)
- Campfires and s’mores
- Parent programming and support group time
Will I feel comfortable at camp with TS? Bottom line…YES! We have chosen a venue that can supports most all the unique needs of individuals with TS. All staff, ranging from the camp staff to the kitchen staff have been educated and trained on what it means to have TS. Additionally you will be surrounded by others that share and support what you are going through. There is never any judgment and it is truly an environment where you can be yourself, regardless of what that looks, feels, or sounds like. We have been successful in creating the ultimate caring and supportive environment, and we are proud of that! Check out some testimonial letters from our very first camp from parents that attended.
I have special food requirements? Can you accommodate that? Yes, the dining facilities at our camp location are wonderfully accommodating to our group. As long as your special needs are communicated prior to your arrival (on the camp application forms), we will be able to accommodate you. The dining experience is a special time during camp where you share stories, get to know other campers and enjoy delicious meals! Food is always available and other than the three main meals, we will provide snacks and plenty of water throughout the day!
Are there medical facilities at Camp? Yes, emergency services are within close proximity to the camp. Additionally there is a fully equipped infirmary as well as a Camp George Nurse that is dedicated solely to our group. All personal meds must be administered by a parent or guardian.