Where is 6 Points Sports Academy located?
Who are our campers?
Campers are entering grades 4-12 and LOVE sports. We are proud to be a community that is geographically diverse – representing 35 states and 7 countries. Our largest groups of campers come from North Carolina, Georgia, DC/Maryland/Virginia, Florida, Texas, Michigan, and California, though we many campers who travel from everywhere in between! Most of our campers are members of Reform and Conservative Jewish synagogues.
What is the food like?
What if my child has food allergies and/or dietary restrictions?
6 Points Sports Academy is a peanut, tree nut, and nut oil-free camp.
Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free alternatives are always available.
Tablet screens at each food station indicate the presence of the top 9 food allergens and also state if the food choices are vegetarian or vegan-friendly.
Please call our office to discuss any specific food questions.
What level of kashrut does camp offer?
When meat is served, we do offer kosher meat that is cooked separately for campers and staff for whom kosher meat is necessary.
What are the dorms like?
Our three dorm buildings are air-conditioned, perfect for cooling off after a rigorous sports major session. Our dorms have multiple floors and are equipped with a common bathroom with private toilet and shower stalls on each floor.
Campers live in rooms of two. Each room is equipped with a bunk bed (top bunk has a bed rail) as well as plenty of storage for clothes and personal belongings.
Camp’s housekeeping staff clean and sterilize all of the bathrooms daily, while campers are responsible for the cleanliness of their own bedrooms.
Can my child request a roommate?
We do like to know the wishes of parents and campers regarding roommate arrangements. You may submit a roommate request through the Roommate Request Form in your CampInTouch account. Please note that requests must be mutual and campers must be the same school grade.
Camp can be a valuable tool in helping your child make the most of his/her developmental years. Experience has shown that part of the fun and growth at camp is to experience meeting new people and learning to live in a group situation. A successful new friendship can be the most rewarding aspect of the camp season!
Be assured that if you decide not to make a roommate request for your child (many families do not), matches will be made with the utmost thought and concern. For example, first-year campers are roomed with another first-year camper.
If you do make a request, please remember that the camp reserves the right to make all roommate assignments. There are times when, in the best interest of your child, other children, and the camp, requests cannot be honored. In these few cases, we hope that you will trust our professional judgment.
What am I supposed to pack?
Do you do laundry at camp?
Campers should have enough clothing with them to last at least seven days. Campers should come to camp with a labeled personal laundry bag and all clothing should be properly labeled with the camper’s name.
What is camp’s package policy?
We do not accept packages. This includes boxes or large mailing envelopes of any size. Camp will only accept mail up to a standard #10 business envelope (4-1/8″ x 9-1/2″) or a greeting card-sized envelope (5” x 7”). Larger items will be returned to the sender or donated to charity. Please be sure to alert grandparents and other family members about this policy.
Our experience through the years showed us that our system of accepting packages from families could not be sustained. We believe this decision is truly in the best interests of our campers. Here’s why:
- The volume of packages that arrives in camp each day creates a community of “have and have-nots” and undermines our efforts to create a Jewish community in which each camper feels that he or she is valued and treated equally.
- Some campers don’t receive any packages, which leads to feelings of sadness and jealousy; others receive so many packages they literally cannot manage all of the “stuff” in their dorm room.
- Our staff spends hours organizing and sorting hundreds of packages daily, giving them less time to spend with campers.
- Empty packages produce a tremendous amount of waste.
- Sadly, many parents do not respect our no-food policy, and others forget to share that policy with extended family members. The food, candy and gum that arrives in these packages (hidden or otherwise) must be taken away, disappointing the camper.
- Parents have told us that it is expensive and burdensome to fill and mail packages, and that they often feel pressure to do so.
- Other Jewish overnight camps which have instituted similar no-package policies report that the burden it lifted from parents, campers, and camp staff has been positively received.
Of course, we understand that sometimes sending items to camp will be necessary. If your child has forgotten something necessary for camp (e.g., soccer cleats) or needs something new (e.g., more sunscreen), you will be able to send those types of items after notifying us in advance at 6PointsCares@urj.org. Please note that this will be done on an exception only basis. Unless we know a package is coming, we will not accept it at camp.
We are grateful for your cooperation.
Health & Safety
How are you addressing COVID-19 at camp?
We are excited to be planning for an in-person program for Summer 2022!
The health and safety of our families has always been and will remain our top priority as we work to open camp safely.
For Summer 2022, we are requiring all age eligible participants, staff, volunteers, and guests on our camp properties to be fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC, against COVID-19. The URJ has a long history of requiring vaccinations for our community, and we believe strongly that preserving life and maintaining the health of our entire community is a core Jewish value. Knowing that our entire age-eligible community will be vaccinated against COVID-19 allows us to also adjust other mitigation strategies from this past summer. We will have additional information about these adjustments in the coming months, but we look forward to returning to a more typical summer experience in many ways.
We know that the best practices surrounding COVID-19 are continually changing. We will remain responsive to ever-evolving standards and protocols both within the camping industry and as required by our federal and local governing bodies.
What medical facilities do you have at camp? What happens if my child gets sick?
How do you ensure safety and security at camp?
We take safety and security at camp very seriously. Asheville School’s security systems and procedures were developed in consultation with top-ranking, highly experienced security personnel. The security force is visible, well-known, and fully integrated into all campus operations yet unobtrusive to the camp program. Our one entry and exit on campus is guarded 24/7 and there is an additional security guard who roams campus, also 24/7.
6 Points Sports Academy does not share the campus with any other groups during the summer.
Additionally, the camp directors participate in extensive professional training to handle minor and major safety and security situations. Our summer staff also are trained to manage and handle safety and security situations during our pre-camp orientation. 24-hour, on-site security staff monitors and keeps camp safe. Access to camp is restricted and available only through a security gate. All visitors must sign in before entering the site.
Does my child need to be immunized?
Who will be taking care of my child?
A group of dynamic, sports-passionate rabbis and educators from our URJ congregations come to camp for a session at a time to help bridge our athlete and Jewish identities. Twelve energetic Israelis join our staff each summer. They are our assistant coaches and counselors, sharing their love of Israeli culture as well as creating our Israel Day program and teaching us Hebrew.
What is the staff-to-camper ratio?
How are 6 Points Sports Academy staff trained to care for campers?
At 6 Points Sports Academy, we take great pride in hiring the very best, most competent and energetic role models to be a part of our team. Prior to the start of the summer season, each staff member participates in an extensive week-long training led by our senior staff and professionals in various fields including social work, child psycholgy, child abuse prevention, and more.