REGISTRATION - Sophia Fahs R.E. Camp

INFORMATION FOR REGISTRATION FOR SOPHIA FAHS RE CAMP:
NOTE: Registration is only through the LIAC/CampBrain Electronic Registration System.
Registration opens the first Monday of March at 10am.
          CLICK here to register->  Camp Registration

Links to additional forms: (read below before downloading forms, you may not need them)
    Physical Exam & Immunization Form:   May be required, see below
    Medication Release Form:  Required if your child is bringing meds to camp.

Link to MAIN Fahs page: Main Fahs Page
Link to staff information page: Staff Information Page
Link to cell phone policy (All MUST read):  Cell Phone Policy

HOW DO I START REGISTRATION?
Click on the registration link--> Camp Registration
If you are registering for the first time: When the application opens, click on the household button and add members of your family.
Then go to bottom of page and click on the application for Camper or Staff depending which you need. registration image

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
For questions regarding electronic registration, please email sophiafahs@gmail.com or call Allyson Barish at 516-429-5289
If the question relates to fees, general camp info, or other questions particular to Sophia Fahs Camp, please email a member of the Board. Contact emails are listed below.

CAN I SEND IN A PAPER REGISTRATION FORM?
No, unfortunately all registrations must be electronic. Help is available at your congregation to assist in the registration process. Please see your DRE or a member of the Camp Board.

DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE PAPER PHYSICAL EXAM & IMMUNIZATION FORM?
If your healthcare provider has given you a form recording of the most recent physical exam and all required immunizations, upload directly into CampBrain registration system (or send a copy to Allyson Barish, Camp Registrar) and skip the physical/immunization section of the medical form. You DO NOT need to download and complete the paper physical exam and immunization form. You must complete all of the electronic medical form.
If your healthcare provider has not given you a form recording the most recent physical and all required immunizations, then you must download the  Physical Exam & Immunization Form  (complete the parent section) and send form to the provider’s office to complete the rest. It is your responsibility to return this completed page to the camp prior to forms deadline.

DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE MEDICATION RELEASE FORM?
If your child takes over the counter medications that you will provide OR prescription medications, you MUST have your health care provider complete the  Medication Release Form . Send copy to address listed on the form.

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 17LIAC 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
Additional information regarding rates and discounts are listed below in the Application Process section.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Please complete a separate electronic application for each camper.

APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE:
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, following 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 will be made available on this website.

REQUIRED FORMS:
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 ONE year.
      Forms should be uploaded to CampBrain registration system directly or mailed to address on form.

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: 17LIAC
Late Fees - $50 fee
             - Applications completed after April 16
             - ANY forms completed after deadline (physician physical form can be completed later [by June 15th])
             - Balance of payment after 4/16
      Additional Late Fees will be assessed for payments made after 6/16 - Additional $50 late fee
      Additional Late Fees will be assessed for payments made after 7/16 - Additional $50 late fee
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.

WAIT LIST: 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/Registrar
516 429-5289 sophiafahs@gmail.com

Patsy Kaplan, Director
516 781-4319 ramabachi@aol.com

Matthew Barish, Co-Director
631 470-9660 mabarish@gmail.com
Fax (877) 991-4772


OUR MISSION:
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.

OUR PEOPLE:
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 100 campers and a staff of approximately 35 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.

OUR GOALS
- 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.