SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Do you provide financial assistance?
All children who have never before attended an overnight Jewish summer camp are eligible to receive up to $1,000 off tuition via the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper incentive grants program. Our scholarship committee works hard to provide as many campers as possible the opportunity to participate in Sababa Beachaway. We are committed to partnering with families, whenever possible, to insure that no camper is turned away from camp for financial reasons. Families in a variety of circumstances receive financial support in order to send children to Sababa Beachaway. Contact us for more information and the most up-to-date information on current discounts.
How do children get to and from camp?
Campers come to Sababa from across North America. Families are welcome to drop off and pick up their camper from camp. For those flying in, you’re encouraged to fly into Norfolk International Airport. Sababa Beachaway staff personally meets campers flying into Norfolk International Airport during designated pick up times.
What is the food like at camp, and what if my child has special dietary needs?
Our food is kosher, nutritious and delicious. During the week we provide a wide variety of options at our breakfast buffet. Lunch is a bagged lunch eaten at the child’s specialty activity. Lunches include a sandwich (chosen by child), bar, fruit, and drink. Snacks and drinks are always provided at specialty activities. Dinners include a variety of family style meals, best of all, Sababa cookouts!!! Shabbat meals are more relaxed and even more delicious. If your child has any dietary needs, please speak with us directly and we will do everything we can to accommodate.
What is Jewish about the camp?
Check out our Sababa Judaism Page
What do you mean Camp on Campus:
Old Dominion is a gorgeous, campus located in Norfolk and nestled on the banks of the beautiful Elizabeth River. Safe and Secure, our living space is ours alone. Our campers are grouped by age, in double and triple rooms with a private bath. Our counselors' rooms are strategically interspersed to create a bunk-like setting. Our spacious common spaces, set between the girls and boys hall, overlook the fountains and bikepaths on the quad outside. The campus has the finest facilities, including an indoor recreational center complete with an olympic-sized pool, rockclimbing wall, yoga studios and basketball courts. An outdoor challenge course overlooks the river and is a playground for all ages. Being on campus allows us to learn about the stars in the planetarium before we spend the evening looking at constellations in the summer sky. Inside or out the facilities are perfect for Sababa Time!
What if my child gets sick at camp?
Our professional medical team, which includes nurses and camp doctors, are here to help ensure your camper’s wellness and well-being. In most cases, sick campers stay in our Health Center until they are able to re-join camp activities. In the event of an overnight stay, a hospital visit, or if our medical staff prescribes or changes any medication, parents will be notified as soon as possible. Please click here to see local facilities near ODU.