NOTE TO PARENTS
The first step is to complete the online form. You will then receive an email confirming that your form has been submitted for processing. You will be prompted to schedule an intake interview with the camp director. Interviews generally take place during regular business hours. Teens are able to choose a date and time that works for them. Parents are welcome to be on the call as well.
After your teen has completed his or her interview and the registration form has been processed, you will receive an email informing you whether your teen has been accepted into the program. CTeen will only accept teens it deems a proper fit for the program; we reserve the right to reject any applicant whom we deem not to be a good match for this type of travel program.
CAMPERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
CTeen Xtreme may not be able to cater to some campers with special medical needs. If your teen needs a higher level of medical attention, please contact our office prior to enrollment.
PARTICIPATING IN A TRAVEL PROGRAM
By registering for CTeen Xtreme you are making a commitment to fully participate in a group travel program where schedule, group participation and spirit is crucial to the success of the experience. We expect our campers to remain with the group at all times. There will be plenty of room for personal exploration, shopping, and relaxation.
Each morning, before leaving the hotel for the trips of the day, there will be a 45-minute learning session and group prayer. Trip participants are divided into small groups and the program is facilitated by the trip leader and counselors. Classes will address an array of core Jewish themes and values. No previous knowledge is necessary, however all teens are required to participate.
Confirmed itineraries for the CTeen Xtreme program will be emailed to each individual parent one month prior to departure. Please note that even the confirmed itinerary may be subject to change in the event of weather or other technical difficulties. We will do our best to notify parents in advance if changes are necessary.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
The CTeen Xtreme emergency contact number is 1-970-633-0347, and calls are directed to the trip supervisor. This emergency phone number is available 24/6, regardless of location. The emergency number is ONLY meant for use in the event of a true emergency.
All non-emergency inquiries should be directed to our main office. The CTeen Xtreme office will be open throughout the summer from 9:00am EST to 5:00pm EST from Monday through Friday. Feel free to email us at any time at .
HOW AND WHEN TO CALL
The best time to call a participant during the trip is generally in the evening when our group will typically return to our lodging. Keep in mind that part of the trip is in the Mountain Time Zone (Colorado, Utah & Arizona) and part of the trip is in the Pacific Time Zone (California & Nevada).
EMAIL & INTERNET ACCESS
We strongly discourage bringing a laptop or other expensive communication devices on the trip due to increased risk of theft or damage that traveling brings. A handful of the hotels at which we stay will have internet stations available which participants are welcome to use during free time – usually for an additional fee. However, often there are only one or two such stations available, and many eager customers. It is best not to expect participants to have online access during the program.
FRIENDS & FAMILY UPDATES DURING THE TRIP
CTeen will post photos and videos of our adventures on our facebook page Facebook.com/JewishTeens for family members and friends to take part in the fun as it happens.
CTeen campers will lodge at hotels, cabins, dormitories and camping sites. We periodically rotate the rooming assignments to provide a better opportunity to meet new friends and enhance the group dynamics.
Sleeping accommodations, meals, in-trip transportation and all program activities are covered by the core program tuition. The airplane tickets to Denver, CO and out of Los Angeles, CA, as well as extra airline baggage fees are not covered in the general tuition. The only spending that is up to your teen’s discretion is for optional snacks, souvenirs and gifts. We estimate that $50/week is more than sufficient to cover all such expenses. It is the camper’s responsibility to safeguard and use the additional monies appropriately.