sponsored by UJIA

Tzofim Kaytana Winter 2020 – FAQs




Are there limited spaces?

Yes.  Due to guidance put in place by the UK government to slow the spread of COVID-19 there is a maximum number of participants we can take.  

What are the dates and times of the programme?

The kaytana will run from Monday December 21st-Thursday December 24th, 9:00-15:00.

What age participants is the Kaytana for?

The Kaytana is open for kids in school years 2-6.

Where is the Kaytana?

The Kaytana will take place in Hampstead Garden Suburb NW11 location. The exact address will be provided to families after they have registered. It has both indoor and outdoor spaces.

How many groups will be at the Kaytana?

We aim to have 2 groups of the maximum kids allowed by the UK government guidelines (currently max. 15 in each group)

Can I join the Kaytana for just a selection of days?

Unfortunately, not.  Due to UK governmental COVID-19 regulations people cannot move between groups. Therefore, we have to accept only full time registration to keep the groups closed.

Who are your staff?

For each group there will be a designated team of 2 or more leaders - Shinshinim (of which at least 1 is over 18). All madrichim have an experience in Hadracha. In addition, during all times there will be other staff on site who are not assigned to groups that will be there overseeing the Kaytana generally, dealing with the logistics, and managing the group leaders. All staff are DBS checked when applicable. We are considering including an outsider entertainer as part of the programme. This will happen within the social distancing guidelines. 

Is lunch provided?

To provide a COVID-19 secure camp, we will not be providing lunch. We ask that families bring participants with a packed lunch, snack and a bottle of water every day.  Please make sure the food you provide is nut-free. 

What is the price of camp and what does it include?

The price of the Kaytana is £100 for the week. This price includes all the programming for the Kaytana, all staffing costs, and all measures to ensure the camp is COVID-19 secure. For a second child (sibling) the price will be reduced to £88.

What is the payment method and refund policy?

Payment will be made via Paypal/card. Full payment should be made during registration. 

In case of participant cancellation prior to the start of the programme, a full refund will be made but we reserve the right to deduct administration fees from the refunded amount. After the start of the programme no refund will be made if a participant decides to cancel.

In case of ISWE cancelation prior to the start of the programme, a full refund will be made. 

In case of ISWE cancellation if there’s a need to stop the programme, a refund will be made for the remaining of the activity minus administration fee. 

Keeping the Camp COVID-19 Secure


Are you allowed to open this programme under current government guidance?

Yes.  In December 2020 the government had updated the guidance for out-of-school settings.  We have been using this guidance and the National Youth Agency guidelines when building and preparing the Kaytana.

What are the parents responsibilities before sending their children each day?

We rely on all participants and their families to show a real sense of community and to ensure that anyone with a possible sign of COVID-19 does not come to the Kaytana.

We expect from parents:

  • To NOT come if one of your household members is displaying any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) (following the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection).

  • To NOT come to the Kaytana if one of your household members is isolated due to possible coronavirus.

  • To measure your child temperature each morning and AVOID bringing him/her if displaying temperature above 37.8.

  • To AVOID using public transport to get to the Kaytana when possible. Ideally, you should walk or cycle where possible or use a private vehicle. You are advised to read Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers.

  • To REDUCE contact between parents and carers when dropping off and picking up their children and keep within the social distance guidelines. Parents and carers won’t be allowed to go inside at any time and the children will be collected from outside the premises. 

  • We advise all parents to take off and wash the child’s clothes each day straight after arriving home at the end of the day camp. 

What steps are ISWE taking to ensure everyone’s safety?

The health, safety and welfare of our participants and staff is our number one priority.  Therefore, there are numerous steps that we are taking to make sure the Kaytana will be COVID-secure.  

  • Creating social bubbles of no more than 15 participants with allocated staff for each group. 

  • When possible each group will have a separate entrance to and from the site. 

  • Social distancing of 1 meter plus will be maintained throughout the site.

  • During the day toilets and other sensitive and public surfaces will be cleaned regularly. At the end of each day there will be general cleaning of all areas.

  • PPE will be present for the staff and participants if/when it is needed.

  • There will be hand sanitisers, alchogel and anti-bacterial wipes across the site.

  • Schedules and programming will be built to minimise interactions with other groups.

  • We will promote good hand hygiene and encourage children to wash their hands regularly and keep social distancing. 

Will the participants be in a social bubble?

  • Yes.  Each child will be placed into a social bubble of no more than 15 participants.  They will be in this group for the entirety of the Kaytana.


What happens if someone in the camp has COVID-19 symptoms?

  • It is important that any participant that shows any symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to camp that day and should self-isolate for seven days as the government guidelines outline.  Should these signs not be noticed until the participant is on camp, there is a full protocol in place to deal with this.  In short, they will be immediately separated from the group and parents would need to pick them up ASAP.  This participant would need to enter self-isolation and get tested for COVID-19.  Only after the self-isolation period is over and the test results have come back as negative can this person return to camp.  Unless there is a case where someone has tested positive for COVID-19 other participants will not need to self-isolate nor will the group or the Kaytana need to be closed.  However, we will always act according to the governmental and medical advice provided.

What happens if someone on the camp tests positive for COVID-19?

  • We sincerely hope this will not happen and are putting in several precautions to minimise the risk of this.  However, should there be a positive test from one of our participants everyone from that group will need to enter self-isolation for seven days and be tested.  It is possible other groups or even the whole programme will need to be closed, but that will be a decision taken by or with the health authorities.  According to current guidelines, a positive test will not automatically shutter the entire programme, but it is a possibility based on several factors.

Israeli Scouts Western Europe

Registered Charity No. 1156815
1 Ballards Lane, London, N3 1LQ
Tel: +44(0)208 371 5285 | E-Mail: info-europe@israelscouts.org www.israeliscoutseu.org

© 2023 by Alphabet. Proudly created with Wix.com