PILOT 2020


Join us for an exclusive PILOT program this summer,
from Monday, August 17th, through Sunday, August 23th

Each day will start off davening and an engaging Shiur, followed by a day full of training. Focusing on Basketball, the pilot will be a mini-tournament, interspersed with clinics and skill building with SPIRE’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, our PILOT will be a once in a lifetime experience.


Rabbi Jake Berman



What is Camp Aspire?

Camp ASPIRE is THE up and coming premier summer destination for the orthodox male athlete.

Where is Camp Aspire located?

At the expansive and state-of-the-art SPIRE campus, located on 300 sprawling acres in Geneva, Ohio.

When is Camp Aspire opening?

Our first full-length summer will be 2021! We will be running an exclusive 7-day PILOT program this summer, in August, 2020.

Who is the PILOT program 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, the Pilot 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.

How does my child get to camp?

Campers can be driven to camp or can fly to the closest airport, Hopkins International. Camp ASPIRE will provide transportation to and from the airport.

How does my child’s luggage get to camp?

See above.

When should my child's flight arrive in CLE?

Please arrive between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

When should my son's flight depart on Sunday, August 23rd?

In between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

Is there a camp Rabbi?

Rabbi Shmuel Silber is our Mara D’Asra. CLICK HERE to learn more about him.

Is there learning and davening at ASPIRE?

Yes there is! Our daily schedule includes 3 minyanim and regular shiurim following breakfast. There will also be opportunities for night seder and a special Thursday night Mishmar.

What is the food like?

We will have an in house, Glatt Kosher and gourmet chef running a state of the art Kosher kitchen. The PILOT will have gourmet food daily provided by a local Kosher caterer.

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.

Are electronics allowed in camp?
Camp ASPIRE will be a focused week on growth in both Torah and athletics. To best accomplish this, devices with screens will not be allowed during camp. Participants will drop off their devices for secure storage at the start of camp and they will be distributed at the conclusion of camp.
How does the laundry work?

Participants should bring enough clothes for the entire PILOT. There will be limited access to laundry services.

Does my son need extra spending money?

No, everything your son needs is being provided.

How much does the PILOT program cost?
The total cost for the PILOT is $599. This does not include travel.
Do you allow packages?

We strongly discourage packages being sent to campers unless there is extreme necessity.

Will you be able to open?

We are confident that the State of Ohio will allow us to open and run contact sports at the end of August. In case we cannot open, there will be a 100% refund on any deposits or tuition paid.

When will you announce if camp cannot open?

We will have a final decision by August 4th.

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?

All participants are required to show a negative COVID-19 test. For residents of NYC and Long Island, we are partnering with the office of Dr. David Schechter to provide in-home, rapid COVID-19 testing. They have partnered with a lab that provides same-day appointments with rapid results available to be sent directly to us. This is covered by all insurances. No copays or deductibles will be charged under any circumstances. Contact Information and form are available upon request. Please email the camp office, office@ASPIREOH.com

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.

Who is guiding your camp health and safety plans?

We are forming our Medical Advisory Committee, to be announced.

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,the local health department, and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s office.

Will there be staff coming in and out of the facility?

Yes. Employees, and guests must wear a mask at all times, complete a CDC questionnaire every day, have their hands stamped daily and have their temperatures taken from one to three times a day. Everyone (employees, parents, guests, contractors, delivery personnel) must go through our health and safety screening when they enter the complex.

What if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 among the children, staff, or families?

Following the state guidelines, we will immediately notify the local Department of Health of any camp staff or camper who tests positive for COVID-19. Additionally, we will immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at the camp facility. ASPIRE will work with  the local health department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/notifications.



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