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Moshava I.O.

Camp Moshava IO had another fabulous summer – 2019/ 5779.

It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming campers as they descended from their buses, that we were helping them organize their cubbies and watching joyfully as they began to get to know their new bunkmates.

In what feels like a blink of an eye, bunkmates  became close friends, campers bonded with their madrichim and madrichot, learned new skills, and had the best of times in camp and on trips.

We introduced our Shir Machane – “Shevet Achim V’Achayot” and the Machane was hopping all summer. DJ Raphi performed again this summer and his rocking dance to the Machane shir filled the camp with ruach at the end of our Gibbushon (Color War).

At the same time, our campers got to experience the everyday things they love in camp: high ropes, lake time, shiur, tie-dye, kadarut, sports, Bta’avon (new culinary program), chavaya yisraelit, bikes, melechet yad, DIYS, tabun, drama, maabada, ruach in the chadar ochel, Shabbat  and on and on….

Moshevet Shvil Yisrael was a celebration of Israel from North to South. We met the people, the places, the history and the geography of our beautiful country. As our trek through Moshevet Shvil Yisrael drew to a close, we were incredibly proud of our Moshava campers and the “journey” they had taken which profoundly enhanced their knowledge of Medinat Yisrael.

In tandem with the immense knowledge they’ve gained about Israel’s diverse regions, history, and culture, they’ve also learned to be more independent, ask questions, and value the friendships they’ve made. With their enthusiasm, curiosity and unique insights, our campers brought new joy to the concepts of Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and Torat Yisrael.

We hope that our campers will be participating in Bnei Akiva programs all year and we look forward to seeing old and new campers in Kayitz 2020!

Alan Silverman

Camp Moshava