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1) Q. Who are the counselors and Junior Staff and where do they come from?

2) Q. Where are most campers from?

3) Q. Who else is going?

4) Q. Is it OK if I come alone?

5) Q. Can I go on the same session as a friend?

6) Q. How many campers do you accept each session?

7) Q. When is the last day I can apply?

8) Q. By completing and submitting an application am I automatically accepted?

9) Q. Am I guaranteed a spot?

10) Q. What does Meromim include in the price?

11) Q. Does Meromim offer any scholarships?

12) Q. Will there be a staff member on the flight?

13) Q. Will a staff member be at the airport in Denver, to meet me if I’m not traveling on the staff flight?

14) Q. Can you assist me with flight arrangements?

15) Q. What if I need to leave the program early?

16) Q. What's your approach to safety & security? 

17) Q. What is the food like and Kashrus standards like?

18) Q. Can you accommodate special dietary needs? 

19) Q. What do I need to know to prepare for the Meromim Experience? 

20) Q. Do I need to be in good physical shape to enjoy the Meromim Experience? 

21) Q. How much time is spent on the road?

22) Q. Does Meromim do anything besides hiking?

23) Q. Is sports and swimming part of the Meromim experience?

24) Q. Is learning part of the Meromim experience?

25) Q. While in Denver what are the accommodations like? 

26) Q. What are the accommodations like on over-night trips?

27) Q. Am I limited to one piece of luggage that I have to pack and unpack everyday like a traditional
travel camp?


28) Q. Do I have to bring my own tent?

29) Q. Do I need to have any boy scout skills?

30) Q. What is the weather like?

31) Q. What do you do for medical care?

32) Q. What if I am taking medication?

33) Q. What is Meromim’s policy regarding smoking, e-gigs, JUUL, vaping and alcoholic beverages?

34) Q. What is your policy regarding cell phones?

35) Q. How do I keep in touch with family and friends back home?

36) Q. Is there visiting day?

37) Q. Can you provide me with references?

38) Q. How can I get more information even if I am not ready to apply?

39) Q. Will this be an inspiring and amazing experience?


1) Q. Who are the counselors and Junior Staff and where do they come from?

     

     A. All of our staff members are warm, caring, talented, dedicated Bnei Torah, with  sterling middos.           Who will serve as role models for your child.They are either  someone we personally know, has           been a camper at Meromim or comes highly  recommended.  Back to Question


2) Q. Where are most campers from?

     

     A. Meromim attracts frum boys from across the U.S.A. and beyond. Some campers  choose to sign up together with a friend. Most campers choose to come on their  own because they would like to be as open  as possible to new friendships. Either  way, you will have the opportunity to meet a nice group of your peers from many  different places, which makes exploring a new place together with them even  more exciting.  Back to question


3) Q. Who else is going?


     A. Please call us and we will be happy to discuss the types of kids we have and  whether Meromim is right for you.  Back to question


4) Q. Is it OK if I come alone?


     A. At Meromim you are never alone. No summer has ended at Meromim without  every camper forming lasting friendships with boys from across the country. You  may leave Meromim but Meromim will never leave you!  Back to question


5) Q. Can I go on the same session as a friend?


     A. Of course! During the application process, you will have an opportunity to let us  know with whom you want to travel and whether you have any special roommate  requests.

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6) Q. How many campers do you accept each session?


     A. So that you may enjoy the true personal attention that a small camp offers, and to  ensure that every camper gets the most from his summer we try to limit the  camper enrollment between 45 – 50 campers.  Back to question


7) Q. When is the last day I can apply?


     A. Although exceptions may be made, we strongly encourage you to apply as soon  as possible so that you may reserve your spot.  You may send us an email or give  us a call to find out the status of a particular session.  Back to question


8) Q. By completing and submitting an application am I automatically accepted?


     A. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. All new applicants and  returning campers are screened and require at least two references, to ensure  that they are best suited for Meromim. We now that what makes Meromim great is  not just our amazing itinerary but also the caliber of our campers and staff.  Back to question


9) Q. Am I guaranteed a spot?


     A. Once accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter with instructions detailing  how to hold your spot, such as amount of deposit and necessary paperwork.  Back to question


10) Q. What does Meromim include in the price?


       A. The fee for each session includes: All accommodations, meals, snacks,  beverages, activity costs and entrance fees. It does not include airfare and  spending money for souvenirs....

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11) Q. Does Meromim offer any scholarships?

       A. Meromim generally does not offer any kind of direct financial aid. We offer some  discounts for two or more children from one family and for applicants during the  early enrollment period. If you wish to discuss financial options to help make the  trip slightly more affordable please call us. In particularly dire situations, we may  be able to find a generous sponsor willing to provide some financial assistance. If  you are interested in becoming a sponsor please let us know.

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12) Q. Will there be a staff member on the flight?


       A. Unless your child is traveling as an unaccompanied minor, we will make every  attempt to meet your child at his arrival gate and escort him to his departure gate.  Prior to booking any flights please confirm the details with the camp office  to be certain that a staff member will be there to meet him.  Back to question


13) Q. Will a staff member be at the airport in Denver, to meet me if I’m not traveling on the staff flight?


       A. Each summer we try to have at least one staff member on a flight from the New  York area on which we encourage you to join.  Back to question


14) Q. Can you assist me with flight arrangements?


       A. Yes, we will be more than happy to just let us know.  Back to question


15) Q. What if I need to leave the program early?


       A. If for an important family matter a camper needs to leave before a session ends,  we can usually accommodate you. Please give us a call to discuss your situation  before completing the registration. Please be aware that under no circumstances  does leaving early reduce the price of the program. Please note there may be a  fee to arrange for transportation to the airport.                                                                                                                                                 Back to question


16) Q. What's your approach to safety & security?

 

       A. Our philosophy is to treat each and every camper and staff member as a member  of our own family. Safety and security considerations always come first. In  practical terms this means that we plan our itineraries to avoid areas of concern  and limit opportunities for free time. Our staff to camper ratio is no higher than 5:1.  Back to question


17) Q. What is the food like and Kashrus standards like?


       A. Three delicious, healthful and nutritious meals prepared by an experienced chef,  using only the finest ingredients are served daily, even on our overnight trips. In  addition, snacks and beverages are served daily. All dairy products are Chalav  Yisrael and all meat products are Glatt Kosher.  Back to question


18) Q. Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

 

       A. In the past we have accommodated campers with special dietary needs including  those with food allergies, vegetarians or particular eaters. Many meals during  each trip are served buffet-style, so you will be able to choose your own food. You  should certainly indicate on your registration forms if you have any health-related  requirements, and our staff will do their best to assist you in making the proper selections.  Back to question


19) Q. What do I need to know to prepare for the Meromim Experience? 


       A.  All registered campers will receive a complete package including the Meromim  Summer Handbook which will provide you with all the detailed information  that you need to make it a most pleasant experience. If you have any specific  questions that you would like answered in advance, please feel free to call us and  we will be more than happy to address all of your questions and concerns.  Back to question


20) Q. Do I need to be in good physical shape to enjoy the Meromim Experience?


       A. The Meromim experience while challenging is meant to be enjoyed. Anyone with  a basic desire for adventure will feel more than comfortable on any of our trips.  However, some of our hikes tend to be more physically challenging than others.  That does not mean you need to be a super athlete to enjoy the hikes.... and do  not worry, you won’t be carrying all of your stuff on the hikes!  Please call us in  advance if there any physical or health related concerns that may need to be  addressed.  Back to question


21) Q. How much time is spent on the road?


       A. Our travel times vary. We are usually not on the bus for more than two  consecutive hours without stopping. All of the campgrounds that we camp at, are  centrally located to our activities which eliminate unnecessary travel once we  have arrived at a destination.  

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22) Q. Does Meromim do anything besides hiking?


       A. Yes! while Meromim is not a traditional summer camp we do go to an Amusement Park as well as professionally guided rock climbing, canyoneering, rappeling, Whitewater Rafting, Open Range Horseback Riding,  Mountain Biking, Jeeping, Alpine Slides, Ziplining, Caving, Ice Skating, Bowling, Indoor and Outdoor Amusements and so much more!  Back to question


23) Q. Is sports and swimming part of the Meromim experience?


       A. Yes. You don't have to leave your favorite summer activities behind when you join  Camp Meromim, as non-touring days provide ample time for sports and swimming  in the most beautiful, Olympic sized swimming pool with a separate, professional  diving pool, indoor and outdoor slides. Back to question


24) Q. Is learning part of the Meromim experience?


       A. Yes. Structured learning groups in our spacious air-conditioned classrooms,  headed by professional dedicated Rebbeim, will ensure that your child will  continue to excel in his learning during the summer months.  Back to question


25) Q. While in Denver what are the accommodations like?

 

       A. We are based out of the campus of Yeshiva Toras Chaim located at the foot of  the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado, when we are not on over-night trips we stay at the fully

            air-conditioned  facilities of Yeshiva Toras Chaim as well as every Shabbos.  Back to question


26) Q. What are the accommodations like on over-night trips?


       A. Meromim camps in magnificent National Parks and beautiful private  campgrounds. All the campgrounds that we camp at are in choice locations and  have modern facilities (bathrooms and hot showers) and a host of recreational  activities. We camp under a star-filled sky by a stream, in a valley, a forest, or on  the shore of a sparkling lake.  Back to question


27) Q. Am I limited to one piece of luggage that I have to pack and unpack everyday like a traditional             travel camp?


       A. You may bring as many pieces of luggage as allowed by the airline. In addition to  being a home away from home, one of the many benefits of being based out of  the Yeshiva is, that there is no need to bring everything with you when you travel,  whatever you don’t need can be left in your dorm room. The dorm is also an ideal  place to do your laundry as there are several washers and dryers located in the  dorm. This is in addition to the camp laundry which is done twice each session.  Back to question


28) Q. Do I have to bring my own tent?


       A. No. Also we never depend on campgrounds to provide us with their equipment  which is used by the general public. Everything we need travels along with us, so  we can guarantee cleanliness.  Back to question


29) Q. Do I need to have any boy scout skills?


       A.  No. What ever you need to know will be taught to you by your staff member.  Back to question


30) Q. What is the weather like?


       A. Colorado weather during the summer is sunny with low humidity, though an occasional rain shower does pass through, they usually don’t last long. As the saying goes “if you don’t like the weather wait 10 minutes.” At 5000+ feet above sea level, the air tends to be thinner and drier. In addition, Denver’s sunshine tends to be more intense requiring you to use extra caution while outdoors. So that you stay properly hydrated it is important to drink plenty of fluids. To prevent sunburns it is important to remember to apply liberal amounts of sunscreen (minimum 30 SPF) and lip balm.  Even on days that are not sunny.  Back to question


31) Q. What do you do for medical care?


       A. Our priority will always be the health and well-being of your child. For routine non- emergency medical care a local physician or health care provider, recommended  by the yeshiva, will treat your child.  Back to question


32) Q. What if I am taking medication?


       A. Meromim does everything possible within the context of a travel camp to  accommodate campers with various medical conditions that may require  medications and treatments. No nurse or doctor travels with Meromim but we do  utilize local doctors whenever necessary. Please give us a call to discuss your  circumstances and we will give you an honest opinion so that you can decide  what is best for you. Of course all inquiries and information shared are always  kept strictly confidential. Back to question


33)  Q. What is Meromim’s policy regarding smoking, e-cigs, JUUL, vaping and alcoholic beverages?


       A. B”H we at Meromim are fortunate that so far we never have had this problem.  However it is important for you to understand our policy as we take this matter very  seriously.

            

            Possession of any alcoholic beverage, cigarettes, cigars, hookah e-cigs, Juul, vaping or tobacco  products by any camper or staff member, regardless of age will be cause for  immediate dismissal from camp - NO EXCEPTIONS! There won’t be any second  chance or warning. It is important that you understand our policy clearly and  precisely so that there are no misunderstandings in the event it has to be  enforced. Back to question


34) Q. What is your policy regarding cell phones?


       A. Cell phones are not allowed however it may be brought for the flight and must be  handed in upon arrival and will  be given back for the return flight. Back to question


35) Q. How do I keep in touch with family and friends back home?


       A.  Although cell phones are not permitted you will be able to use staff phones and the camp cell phone. You may also get a calling card and use payphones (cell phone coverage is often spotty) during free time and in the evenings. If you need to reach a camper you may call the 24 hour emergency hotline.  Back to question


36) Q. Is there visiting day?


       A.  No.  Back to question


37) Q. Can you provide me with references?


       A. Certainly, if joining Meromim sounds great, but you would really like to speak with  a parent of a recent camper we would be happy to make the connection. Just give  us a call or send us an email.  Back to question


38) Q. How can I get more information even if I am not ready to apply?


       A. Feel free to call us at 877- MEROMIM or 720-881-2755. Request a call

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39) Q. Will this be an inspiring and amazing experience?  

       A. We certainly think so!      Back to question


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