Camper User Guide
Welcome to Jewish Camp @ Home.
Below are some tools and tricks to help you connect with camp.
Our Brit (agreement)
When you log in, you agree to our official code of conduct. Things to remember when you are on Jewish Camp @ Home:
- Think before you post… Use kindness and respect.
- Include everyone… No one likes to feel left out.
- Report… Press the report button or tell an adult if something seems unkind or unsafe.
You can log in from any device!
If you need help remembering where your camp is, use our Find Your Camp page.
If you have a mobile device, you can add our site as a web app on your phone.
- Android: Open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen. Tap the menu button and tap Add to homescreen.
- Apple: Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu.
Set up your profile
To set up your profile, click on the ≡ icon at the top right if you are on a mobile device or look at the bar on the left of the screen if you are on a desktop.
Select “My profile.” From here you can upload a profile picture, fill in your “about” information (including things like your favorite camp meal), choose when you get emails to notify you of what is happening, change your password, and join groups. This information can only be seen by members of our community.
Home, Community, and Activities
If you are on a desktop, you will see the home page right away, and you can always return to it by pressing the home tab. If you are on a mobile device, you will need to press the home icon to find messages from camp, shout outs and see the leaderboard. The home page also has a search button, and a log out icon.
On a desktop you can participate in chats from the community tab on the top menu. On a mobile device you will press the chat icon (speech bubbles). Here you can chat with our community or your groups, react to posts and polls, post videos and pictures, share links, and more. It’s your place to connect with all of camp! If you find something that you think is not appropriate for our camp community, you can always click report to send it to the admins of the site.
On a desktop you can find the activities page in the menu at the top. On a mobile device you will press the video screen icon. Here you can connect with camp whenever you want. Find videos sorted by activity as well as lots of camp favorites.
Finding announcements and points information
On a mobile device click on the megaphone to find announcements and point information. On a desktop these appear on the sidebars.
Points are awarded when you log on, like, or comment on other people’s posts, and other fun ways we will celebrate your participation in our community. In the app, you can find your points by clicking on the announcements icon. On a desktop, it will appear on the left side.
Connect with campers, groups, Shabbat-o-grams, and invite-a-friend
From the menu bar in the top right corner of the app or looking at the left menu on a desktop you can find groups, a list of all our community members, an option to invite a friend to be part of our camp community (with their parents’ permission, of course), and a way to send a community member a special message on Friday… called a Shabbat-o-gram.
These are special greetings sent from one member of our community to another. They can be sent anytime but will be received on Friday before Shabbat begins at sundown.
Shabbat-o-grams are a chance to say hi, share a wish for the weekend, or tell someone you are thinking of them. Remember, Shabbat-o-grams are messages of kindness. The site admin has the ability to read any Shabbat-o-gram. If you receive an inappropriate Shabbat-o-gram, report it to the admin.
Reporting posts or comments
Jewish Camp @ Home is designed to be a safe space for camp communities to connect. If you see content in the community page that makes you uncomfortable or you think might make others uncomfortable, you can report it.
To report a post, click on the three dots on the top right hand side and click report. Once you do so, select the reason you are reporting from the drop down menu, add any additional information in the text box below, and then click “Submit Report.”
At the top of your screen you will be able to see notifications through the bell icon. You can mark notifications as read by clicking on this icon.
What to be notified about
When you (or your parents) sign up, notifications are set to alert you via email whenever there is new content or comments on the site.
You can find your notification settings by hitting the bell at the top of your screen and then selecting “Settings.”
At the top there will be four quick shortcuts: Enable all, disable all, disable all email, enable all on-site notifications. If you want to make individual choices you can scroll down a little bit further and check or uncheck each option.
If you have an Android device, you will see the notification on the app in your homescreen.
Currently iOS does not support this feature. In order to see if you have any new activity on iOS or desktop, you have to open the app (or enable email notifications).
If you enable email notifications, you will receive notifications in your inbox – remember to check your spam.