COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILD
Camp enables children to develop a sense of independence, as well as the ability to work out problems on their own or with the help of the staff. This is one of the many reasons our camp policy is that Campus & Pioneers Campers are NOT permitted to call home unless there are special circumstances. Camp Anna Heller and LISHMA, our teen programs, allow campers to make phone calls Erev Shabbos.
If for some reason you need to get in touch with your daughter, call the camp office and a message will be given to the Program Director. You are welcome to be in touch with your daughter’s Program Director at anytime during the summer by leaving a message with our front office. Please indicate if it is an emergency. For non-emergencies, you will receive a call back within 24 hours.
Our office phone number is 516-992-6131 and the office is open from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Our office hours on Friday, erev Shabbos, are from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Instructions for how to reach someone after hours for Emergency Phone Calls ONLY will be detailed on the voice message when you call our office after hours.
Mrs. Hadassah Stauber…………………….…….Campus (Completing Grades 3rd-6th Grade)
Mrs. Yael Abramowitz…………………………….Younger Pioneers (Completing 7th Grade)
Mrs. Chaya Samowitz……………………………..Older Pioneers (Completing 8th Grade)
Mrs. Leora Levine & Mrs. Maya Kuritsky….Anna Heller (Completing 9th Grade)
Mrs. Debra Fliegelman……………………………LISHMA (Completing 10th Grade)
Mrs. Hadassah Bamberger………………………Parent/Camper Liaison
Mrs. Aviva Gluck …………………………….……..Health Care Director
Getting mail is a huge part of the camp experience. Campers love getting letters, and eagerly anticipate hearing from home. Mail is sorted and distributed on a daily basis during rest hour whenever the campers are not away on trips. Our mailing address for writing letters to your child during camp is Camp Sternberg, 97 Camp Utopia Rd., Narrowsburg, NY, 12764. We will send out an email with your daughter’s bunk. Please include this on your letter. (Don’t worry – even if you leave it off, the mail will still get to her:)
BRINGING FOOD TO CAMP
Non-Pioneers Campers & Staff
If campers must have “their own” snacks, we ask that they bring it in their carry on bag that they bring on the bus with them up to camp. They will be able to keep the snacks in their bunkhouse. (No food should be packed in luggage that comes up to camp prior to campers and staff.)
Pioneers Campers & Staff
There will be NO FOOD allowed into Pioneers other than the food provided by camp. Camp will provide weekly shabbos parties for each bunk. Your daughter should not bring any food to camp, even in closed containers. (Cereal boxes are permitted but must be stored in the dining room.) We ask that your daughter does NOT bring food and store it in the bunkhouses in other divisions of camp. This greatly disturbs other programs often interrupting fun activities and curfew as well as makes it difficult for the campers to move throughout their over crowded bunk houses.
Updated Package Policy
- Any packages that are mailed or delivered to camp will be returned to sender, refused, or discarded. (We will continue to accept envelopes, including the padded ones.)
- Regretfully, we are unable to assume responsibility for any packages mailed or delivered to camp.
In addition to mailing your daughters letters, Campminder offers a service where you can email your child by purchasing camp stamps. The money for camp stamps goes directly to Campminder, NOT to Camp Sternberg. This is an optional service that is being offered, but is not by any means necessary.
To send an email through campminder, please do the following:
1. Log into CampInTouch
2. Scroll down to credit card for emails and photos
3. Enter your credit card information (to be used for purchasing camp stamps)
4. Once your credit card information has been entered, scroll down to My Accounts
5. Purchase Camp Stamps
6. Click on “email campers”