FAQ | Maayan Midwest

  • How Do I Know If Maayan Midwest Is For Me?
  • How Do I Know My Daughter Will Be Safe?
  • What Is The Maayan Midwest Hashkafa?
  • What About The Food At Maayan Midwest?
  • What About Health Needs At Maayan Midwest?
How Do I Know If Maayan Midwest Is For Me?

Looking to have a fun summer? A summer where relationships are fostered? A summer of self-discovery? A summer enriched by the positivity of Torah values?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then perhaps MM is for you!
At Maayan Midwest, we focus on every individuals’ strengths and potential through our innovative daily programming and trips. If you are looking to have a great time this summer – MM is for you!

How Do I Know My Daughter Will Be Safe?

Your daughter’s safety is the number 1 concern at MM (fun is #2!). With the decades of administrative camp experience of our staff, no single detail in regard to safety is overlooked. Each MM attendee is treated how we would want our own daughter to be while at camp, cultivating a constant sense of security and comfort. The campsite itself is nearly a mile off the closest main road and has only one point of entry via a security post. There is an above average staff to camper ratio, and each staff member goes through extensive training to ensure all safety protocol and tools for fostering security in campers.

What Is The Maayan Midwest Hashkafa?

The hashkafa of MM is intrinsic positivity towards Torah and Judaism. The daily camp schedule will include davening and shuirim, structured in a fun and enjoyable manner. Each Shabbos and special occasion in camp will be maximized on to facilitate a truly inspiring experience. As per Rabbi Yaakov Kaminetsky zt’l and recent PEW Studies, more can be accomplished in a child’s value for Judaism in a three-week camp environment than even 9 months in school. We take that responsibility very seriously and promise the same results.

What About The Food At Maayan Midwest?

All camp food is nutritious, delicious, and prepared with the highest regard for Kosher guidelines. All meals are prepared by our camp chef who has an extensive camp and yeshiva cooking background. Any allergy and dietary restriction is accommodated so every MM attendee can have enough energy to make the most of each day.

What About Health Needs At Maayan Midwest?

Maayan Midwest has a fully stocked infirmary and camp nurse to take care of all your daughter’s health needs. Our camp nurse is available 24/7 and is not only knowledgeable, but sensitive and nurturing too. All camp medical forms are kept private and follow PHI regulations. Additionally, there is a clinical social worker with a lot of camping experience to help address any social or emotional needs that may arise.

  • How Do I Keep In Touch With My Daughter While She Is In Camp?
  • What About Transportation To and From Camp?
  • What Are The Camp Rules Like at Maayan Midwest?
  • What Does The Daily Maayan Midwest Schedule Look Like?
  • What Does Applying To Maayan Midwest Entail?
How Do I Keep In Touch With My Daughter While She Is In Camp?

In line with national camp norms, no cell phones will be allowed on grounds at Maayan Midwest. Campers will have access to camp phones once a week, supplies for letters, the ability to receive emails, and the option to send emails home via our camp computer room. Staff will have access to their phones at designated times and in designated places.

What About Transportation To and From Camp?

Transportation details and arrangements will be made once registered for camp. Coach buses from various Midwest cities will be an available option, as well as various group flights with chaperones provided.

What Are The Camp Rules Like at Maayan Midwest?

All camp rules are to enable us to provide a fun and safe atmosphere for every attendee. This includes respecting and being sensitive to all those on the campgrounds. Some examples of this are: only Jewish music is to be played out loud, only Jewish reading materials in public spaces, the covering of collar bones, elbows, and knees in public spaces, and attendance at all camp activities.

What Does The Daily Maayan Midwest Schedule Look Like?

Each day at Maayan Midwest is unique, customizable, and full of fun!
There are:
-various trips
-clubs such as tennis, basketball, pioneering, painting, drama, band…
-hobbies such as arts n’ crafts, cooking, science, music mixing…
-davening, shuirim, and other Torah enrichment
-themes unique to each day
-special night activities
-and lots more!

What Does Applying To Maayan Midwest Entail?

Just fill out an application! Each application will be submitted with a $100  deposit that will only be processed once you are registered and that will go towards your camp tuition. Once accepted you will receive your Camp Minder login information where all camp forms, contracts, and manuals can be found.


For any further questions – don’t hesitate to reach out info@maayanmidwest.com