Sophia Fahs R.E. Camp
Sunday August 7, 2016 to Friday August 12, 2016
REGISTRATION OPENED March 2nd at 10am
Registration is available through the following link:  Camp Registration
Link to registration & information page: Registration & Information Page
Link to staff information page: Staff Information Page
Link to cell phone policy (Campers, parents & staff MUST read):  Cell Phone Policy
WHEN IS SOPHIA FAHS UU RE CAMP?
Sophia Fahs Camp begins on the Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm and ends Friday the 12th at 2:00 pm. The closing ceremony, to which families are invited, begins at 1:00 pm.
WHERE IS SOPHIA FAHS UU RE CAMP?
Sophia Fahs RE Camp is held at the 25 acre Camp Quinipet on the western shoreline at Jennings Point of Shelter Island. The facility includes recreation fields, a swimming area, dining hall, recreation hall, dorms/ cabins, nurse’s station and more. It is easily reached by car via ferries from the South and North Forks. The LIRR station is close to the North Ferry with taxi service to camp
WHAT HAPPENS AT SOPHIA FAHS UU RE CAMP?
A typical day has the following sequence of activities: Wake-up call, Breakfast, Morning Worship, Cabin Cleanup, Morning Program sessions, Lunch, Circle groups, Camp Store, Afternoon Activities, Dinner, Evening Activities, Campfire, Bedtime.
Campers choose from a variety of activities such as newspaper, drawing, drama, cooking, crafts, sports, tie-dye, swimming, stamp art, evening campfires, Talent Night, and more. Campers from all age groups enjoy these and other activities.
HOW ARE THE CAMPERS HOUSED?
Campers are grouped in housing units based on the grade the camper will enter in September. Our campers reside in former “Summer Homes” with multiple rooms for 2-6 people or dorm style rooms. All housing have bathroom facilities, hot showers, safety exits, warning systems and equipment. Each house has a minimum of 2 counselors. Housing assignments are based on matching the number of campers in each age group to housing capacity.
WHAT ABOUT COSTS?
Camp standard fee is $735 per camper. However, with LIAC member discount and Early Bird dicount, fee is $635. Maximum fee with late penalty is $785 per camper.
LIAC Discount $50: LIAC congregants (members in good standing) enter the coupon code 16LIAC on the registraton page.
Early Bird Discount $50: The entire electronic application with medical forms and payment must be fully completed by the posted deadline on the electronic registration site.
Financial Aid: Contact your UU congregation Religious Educator/Minister or click link -->: Financial Aid
WHERE CAN I GET ADDITIONAL INFO?
The current camp handbook can be viewed or downloaded here --> Camp Handbook
You will receive an updated handbook in July containing any updates or changes.
Please complete a separate electronic application for each camper.
1. Applicants with completed forms from LIAC congregations will be considered preferred.
2. Applicants with completed forms from non-LIAC UU congregations will be on a first-come first-served basis.
Non-LIAC applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible,
but will be considered as space permits folowing acceptance of LIAC applications.
3. Information packets with schedules, housing, “what-to-bring” lists and directions will be sent to each family in mid July or downloaded here --> Camp Handbook
1. Camper Registration Form - electronic form
2. Camper Covenant - electronic form
3. Electronic Device (CELL PHONE) Covenant - electronic form
4. Medical Form - electronic form
5. Medication release form - PAPER FORM - required if camper will be bringing ANY medication (prescription or non-prescription)
6. Physical and Immunization Form - PAPER FORM - required for all campers
Note that the PAPER medical forms must be completed by a healthcare professional,
based on the camper’s physical exam within the past two years.
RATES and DISCOUNTS:
Standard Tuition - $735 per camper - Applications between March 17 and April 16
Early Bird - $50 discount - Full payment at time of full completed registration by March 16 (PREFERRED METHOD) OR Deposit at time of registration with all forms completed and balance paid by March 16
LIAC Discount - $50 discount - Applicants from LIAC congregations can receive an additional $50 discount. Coupon Code: 16LIAC
Late Fee - $50 fee
- Applications completed after April 16
- ANY forms completed after deadline
- Balance of payment after 4/16
Financial Aid - Contact your UU congregation Religious Educator/Minister or click link -->: Financial Aid Cancellation Policy - Administrative fee of $50 for all cancellations.
No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after June 15.
For incomplete camper applications and for campers applying for already oversubscribed groups.
Wait list campers will be accepted as spaces become available.
For more information contact:
Allyson Barish, Administrator
516 429-5289 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patsy Kaplan, Director
516 781-4319 email@example.com
Matthew Barish, Co-Director
631 470-9660 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax (561) 658-4635 (NOTE: area code is 561 NOT 516)
To provide enjoyable, practical and spiritual experiences in a safe, beautiful and natural environment that will inspire children, youth and adults to explore their identities: personal, communal and Unitarian Universalist.
Children and youth from grades 3-12, from the Long Island Area, are invited to serve as campers working toward creating a UU community for one week in August each year. Adults from Unitarian Universalist Congregations are asked to serve as staff. Each community member is asked to sign a Covenant, code of attitude and behavior, by which to live during our week together. We can support approximately 125 campers and a staff of approximately 45 adults including a minister.
Our camp is planned and governed by a Council of 5 members hired for this purpose by the LIAC (Long Island Area Council). In all of our programs, worship and activities we try to create a special intentional community based on caring and respect. Our staff members are chosen very carefully; many are returning staff. We support a Youth Spirit Committee and a youth leadership component. Staff live with campers, providing care, support and interesting programming while focusing on respect, cooperation, trust and communication as they interact within the community.
- To provide a safe and friendly environment
- To encourage personal exploration and creative community building in a relaxed atmosphere
- To provide positive role modeling
- To develop a caring community for all campers and staff
- To strengthen a sense of Unitarian Universalist identity
- To connect more deeply with our 7 Principles through Program, Activities and Worship.