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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Camp Sabra?

Camp Sabra is located on the Staenberg Peninsula on the Lake of the Ozarks, MO, halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis. Camp Sabra sits on 202 undeveloped acres, with 3.5 miles of private shoreline.

How does my child get to camp?

You are always welcome to drop off your camper at Camp Sabra, but we do have transportation available from most cities (including Omaha, Memphis, Kansas City and St. Louis). You will receive specific information regarding transportation after you register for camp. If you have any questions about transportation, please contact Diana Buchanan, Transportation Manager, at 573-216-3125.

Where are Camp Sabra campers from?

From all over the world! We have a large number of campers from St. Louis, MO; Dallas, TX; Kansas City, MO/KS; Memphis, TN; Omaha, NE; and Houston, TX. Campers also come to us from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and many other places. Some campers even attend Camp Sabra from abroad, including Israel!

What will my child do all day?

Check out what our campers have the opportunity to do at Camp Sabra by visiting our activities pages. Our campers are never forced to try any activities they do not desire to, but our staff will always encourage them to try as many new activities as possible.

Why doesn't my child write back to me?

Usually, this is a sign that your child is having a fabulous time. We know this is hard for you, so follow along on our social media and check your email for newsletters. If you are concerned, please call our office at 573-365-1591, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

How does the laundry service work?

Camper laundry is done by a service outside of camp. Laundry will be done three times for four-week campers and 2 times for two-week campers. One-week campers will not have laundry service. Laundry is returned to your campers two days after it is sent out.

Can I call or visit my child?

We try to keep the kids present in in our camp community, so we do not allow family visits or outside phone calls. Our staff will make sure that you have plenty of up-to-date information via social media, newsletters and our website. We post photos daily, and also post on Facebook, Twitter and our blog to keep you up to date. If you have specific concerns, please call our office at 573-365-1591, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Will my child see her/his sibling?

Our camp family eats all meals together in our dining hall, and there are all-camp programs offered each week. On Shabbat, campers can sit at any table they choose, and often siblings will sit together for this festive meal.

What is Shabbat like at camp?

At Camp Sabra, we braid Judaism into each day. Shabbat includes a festive evening meal followed by Israeli dancing and creative services. In the morning, services are followed by special activities that promote Jewish learning and celebration.

My child has special needs - who do I talk to about that?

If your child has special nutritional or supervisory needs, please contact the Camp Director prior to the start of camp.