Important Dates & FAQs
Address Information & Phone Calls
Mailing & Shipping Address:
1101 Peppertree Lane
Brandeis, CA 93064
Many staff bring their own cell phones to camp so they can easily community with home. We do permit staff to have cell phones, but they can only be used during free time and in specific areas. Cell phones are not permitted in the bunk area and must never be used in the presence of campers. We recommend that staff coming from outside the United States purchase a sim card or cell phone when they arrive at camp.
Incoming calls are accepted by the Main Office, where staff will take messages for you to return during your free time. There are no payphones located at camp and the office does not provide a private place for returning calls. The best plan is to have your own cell phone.
If you are interested in working at Camp Alonim, but have a conflict with staff orientation, please email Aaron Goldberg, email@example.com, for specifics about your situation
Important Information for International Staff
Social Security Numbers
- We will assist all international staff with obtaining a social security number. All international staff MUST complete their social security forms while at camp.
Medical Forms & Background Checks
- International staff must bring their completed medical forms and background checks to camp (or provide them to us ahead of time.) We must also obtain a copy of your visa. We need all of these documents in order to provide you with a paycheck. You will also need to bring to camp your passport, I-94 documentation, and DS-2019. If you do not have these items with you at camp, there will be employment problems that may result in your return home.
Paychecks are distributed at the end of each session by Camp Directors. International staff will get paid at the end of 2nd session and halfway through 3rd session. We do not have cash at camp so we are unable to cash your checks or provide for payroll advances. Specific exceptions may be made for international staff to cash their paychecks through AJU prior to the end of the summer.
During 2-week session staff members typically receive one 24-hour day off, and during 3-week sessions, one 12-hour and one 24-hour day off. Additionally, staff members are able to go home between each session for approximately 30 hours.
Days off are arranged once you arrive at camp. We recommend not planning to attend concerts, baseball games, or other commitments prior to arranging your day off with your supervisor. There are no guarantees that you will be able to get these days off.
For staff needing to attend college orientation during the summer, please consult with Aaron prior to committing to orientation dates.
Equipment and Packing for Camp
Staff from the United States must bring their own sheets, pillows, towels and blankets. Regular, twin-sized bedding will work for most camp beds. We will provide sheets, pillow cases, pillows, towels and blankets to all staff coming outside of North America.
Laundry service is provided for staff coming outside of North America.
Don’t worry if you forget something – there is a Target nearby!
Any other questions? E-mail Aaron Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org