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-
27) Q. Am I limited to one piece of luggage that I have to pack and unpack everyday like a traditional
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-
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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....
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.
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
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
A. Yes, we will be more than happy to just let us know. Back to question
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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.
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
A. Yes. You don't have to leave your favorite summer activities behind when you join Camp Meromim, as non-
A. Yes. Structured learning groups in our spacious air-
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-
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-
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
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
A. No. What ever you need to know will be taught to you by your staff member. Back to question
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
A. Our priority will always be the health and well-
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
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-
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
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
A. No. Back to question
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
A. Feel free to call us at 877-
You may also email us @ Meromim@ytc.edu Back to question
A. We certainly think so! Back to question