FAQ

Camp ASPIRE is the premier summer destination for the male orthodox athlete. Located in beautiful Geneva, Ohio a few minutes from Lake Erie, Camp ASPIRE gives you the tools to cultivate and develop your athletic skills at a state of the art Olympic training facility with the world-class training staff, all while being in a Torah environment. Daily activities will include drills, scrimmages, high-level training, competitive leagues and various shiurim offered throughout the day in order to imbue proper middos on and off the court. When you combine all of this with premium accommodations, gourmet food, and the ability to interact with Olympic athletes, Camp Aspire is truly unlike any other Jewish sports camp experience in the world.
Join us for an exclusive program this summer, from Thursday, August 19th, through Tuesday, August 24th. Each day will start off with davening and Shiur, followed by a day full of training. Focusing on Basketball, the program will be a mini-tournament, interspersed with clinics and skill building with SPIRE I/A’s top coaches and trainers. Participants will also have an opportunity to experience other sports offerings at SPIRE, like Olympic swimming trials in our state-of-the-art aquatics center. With special night activities and memorable Shabbos, this will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Who is Camp ASPIRE for?
This program is for the serious Orthodox male High School athlete looking to train and prepare for the upcoming school year. We are accepting applications for those entering ninth grade through entering twelfth grade.
What will you be doing?
The primary focus of ASPIRE is to develop the whole athlete; mind, body, and soul. There is davening and learning each day, with a strong emphasis on personal growth. On the athletics side, we will be focusing on Basketball skills and player development, with lighter touches to other sports. Each day will consist of sport-specific training, weight training, drills, scrimmages, league games, and unique SPIRE I/A experiences like drone racing, E-Sports, and Olympic swimming trials.
What does the daily schedule look like?

Here is a sample schedule

How does my child get to camp?
Campers can be driven to camp or can fly to the closest airport, Cleveland Hopkins International. Camp ASPIRE will provide transportation to and from the airport.
What flights do you recommend?
Departing Airport Date Airline Flight # Departure Time Arrival Time
EWR 8/19 United 390 7:30 a.m. 9:03 a.m.
Return 8/24 United 3471 7:15 p.m. 11:38 p.m.
LGA 8/19 Delta 5636 8:05 a.m. 9:41 a.m.
8/19 American 7468 8:00 a.m. 9:39 a.m.
Return 8/24 American 4746 7:00 p.m. 8:42 p.m.
Return 8/24 United 3471 7:15p.m. 11:29 p.m.
BWI 8/19 Southwest 10:55 a.m. 12:10 p.m.
Return 8/24 Southwest 7:35 p.m. 11:50 p.m.
Return 8/24 Southwest 7:40 p.m. 12:10 a.m.
Do you have a packing list?

Yes. Click here to view and download.

How does my child’s luggage get to camp?
See above
Is there a camp Rabbi?
Yes. Rabbi Shmuel Silber of Baltimore, MD, Rabbi of Congregation Toras Chaim/Suburban Orthdox.
Is there learning and davening (prayer) at ASPIRE?
Yes there is! Our daily schedule includes 3 minyanim and regular shiurim following breakfast, in addition to nightly Chaburos led by our madrichim. There will also be opportunities for night seder and a special Mishmar Thursday evening.
What is the food like?
Incredible! Our food was the highlight of our PILOt program.
Is there a dress code in camp?
Campers are expected to wear appropriate attire for each part of the day. Athletic wear is recommended during all sports and training activities, while pants and shirts with sleeves and collars are recommended to all davening and learning.
Do you allow packages?
We strongly discourage packages being sent to campers unless there is extreme necessity. Water and other drinks will be provided both in the dorms and on the courts.
If the event isn’t canceled but I no longer feel safe sending my child, will I get a refund?
Yes, 100% will be refunded.
What are you doing to prevent someone from bringing COVID-19 into camp?

We will be working with our medical team closer to determine the best policy.

What are your plans to clean and sanitize camps?
All campus bathrooms will be sanitized every 4 hours, 7 days a week when buildings are open. All interior and exterior doors will be sanitized every 4 hours. Equipment in SPIRE Fit and Performance will be sanitized after every use. Our Fuel dining and serving area will be sanitized before and after each meal. Vending machines and any other surfaces touched frequently will be sanitized every 4 hours. Classroom desks, countertops and other furniture including all technology will be sanitized nightly. All vehicles will be sanitized before and after any use . All ventilation units will be checked daily to ensure they are working properly.
What measures need to be taken to protect the health and safety of children and staff?

We are strictly adhering to the recommendations of the CDC, local health department, and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s office.