Archive: July 2016

Reflecting on Session 1

Posted on July 20, 2016

Reflecting on Session 1:  Monday, July 7, 2016 I am sitting on the porch of the dining hall in the late afternoon watching a late afternoon rain. To my left is a very wet Givat Ilanot. The shadow of Sheeprock (a local climbing mountain), the slick basketball court, and the cool breeze seem like the perfect way Continue Reading »

Rock Climbing and Judaism: Climbing to New Heights!

Posted on February 2, 2016

This is the second installment in a series of blogs from our camp staff. Each of the staff were asked how their area of camp (rock climbing, archery, horseback riding, etc) and Judaism was linked for them, and how they have brought the two together in their lives. Matt Levitt Gazing out of my college dorm window Continue Reading »

Archery and Judaism

Posted on November 22, 2015

This is the first installment in a series of blogs from our base camp staff. Each of the staff were asked how their area of camp (rock climbing, archery, horseback riding, etc) and Judaism was linked for them, and how they have brought the two together in their lives. Shira Rosenblum “What makes an archery class Continue Reading »

We Heard You: Lessons from Post-Summer Feedback

Posted on October 29, 2015

You Spoke, We Listened Rabbi Eliav Bock The better part of the past eight weeks or so since leaving the chava (ranch) have been spent reaching out to you, our camper families, to gather your thoughts about us and our camp program this last summer.  We did this by personally calling or emailing each of Continue Reading »

Introducing some of our Senior Staff

Posted on May 19, 2015

“When I step off the bus each summer…I come alive”

Posted on May 6, 2015

We received this letter a few weeks ago from one of our amazing chalutzim, Ellery.  We are extremely grateful for this kind gesture, and amazed at the beautiful way she writes about the place we all call home.  Dear Rabbi Eliav, As you may recall, my bat mitzvah passed a couple months ago. For my bat Continue Reading »

Rafi’s Tips to Help Kids Have a Great Summer!

Posted on April 1, 2015

Rafi, our Director of Camper Care, has prepared this great list to help gear up for camp! If you think your kiddo might experience sadness or homesickness at camp, practice having more sleepovers at friends’ and family’s homes. Prepare your kid with ideas for self-soothing, bedtime routines that don’t include you, and how to get Continue Reading »

Meet Our Senior Staff

Posted on March 17, 2015

This past sunday we marked 100 Days until camp- so we thought this would be a good time to start introducing you to our 2015 Summer Staff!   From left to right: Ben Winter, Leora Perkins, Rafi Daugherty, and Moshe “Mushon” Samuels Hey, I’m Ben, and I’ll be your program director this summer. I’m looking forward Continue Reading »

100 Days Until Camp!

Posted on March 17, 2015

On Sunday we marked 100 days until our first chalutzim arrive!

The Power of the Outdoors: A Spoken Word Poem

Posted on February 3, 2015

2014 Tzevet Tipus [Rock Climbing Staff], Noah Kaplan, wrote this spoken word poem this summer about the power of the Masa [backcountry excursion] experience.  Words to the poem are below the video.  We hope you will enjoy this!   For five days we leave behind our phones, we forget about conventional conveniences, the clutter of the day, we Continue Reading »

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