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Habonim Dror Camp Moshava

Office: 6101 Executive Boulevard, Ste 319| North Bethesda, MD 20852 | Campsite: 615 Cherry Hill Road| Street, MD 21154 

Phone: (301) 348-7339 (office ) or (410) 893-7006 (camp) | Email: info@campmosh.org
 

Some days we wake up and have been magically transported to another world! We spend the whole day in costumes, experiencing a day-long story, eating wacky food, and doing special games and activities. The coolest part about it is that often the days are planned by the oldest campers or madatz (CITs) – they get to take over camp and create magic for the younger campers!

SPECIAL DAYS

On Shabbat morning, we continue to explore Jewish culture, history, tradition and text with storytelling, drama, games, art, reflection and discussion.  Guided by our counselors, we make Judaism profound, personal and relevant.

SHABBAT

Yom Tzedek (day of justice) is a camp-wide day dedicated to learning about social justice, as well as engaging in local and national projects that help create justice in the world

YOM TZEDEK

 

Wake Up (Kima): Campers wake up each morning excited for another day of camp! Because counselors live with their campers, they help get the new day started, and are there to assist in any way needed.

Breakfast (Aruchat Boker): For breakfast, we always have a selection of cereals, fruit, yogurt, and cottage cheese. Each day we have a different hot breakfast, such as scrambled eggs, oatmeal, or french toast sticks.

Morning Flag-Raising (Hitkansut Boker): Each morning, you’ll gather at the flagpole for this first camp-wide event of the day. You’ll raise the Habonim Dror flag, listen to the day’s announcements, and sing Mosh songs.

 

Work (Avodah): At Mosh, we encourage communal responsibility. In our effort to help everyone feel responsible for our community, you’ll participate in avodah (work). You’ll choose a work elective at the beginning of each session. Some of these options include painting murals, planting in our vegetable garden and feeding our goats and chickens, collecting wood for for the camp's weekly bonfire, cleaning and reorganizing the library and pavilion, cutting vegetables for our daily salad bar or everyone's favorite -- cleaning the bathrooms!

 

Age Group Activity (Peulat Shichva/Pish): During pish, you’ll participate in an activity that your counselors will plan just for your age group. Pish provides a more intimate space for learning and discussion. But this isn’t like your average day at school -- Mosh’s youth leadership prides itself on informal and experiential learning, bringing in the spirit of summer camp through fun, immersive activities. We educate on topics such as community and respect, Judaism, gender identity, and more.

Song Session (Shira): One of the ways we show our ruach (spirit) and build community at Mosh is through singing and chants. During shira, you’ll learn camp songs in Hebrew and English. Campers who already know the songs help to teach, and new campers quickly get accustomed to our musical culture. 

 

Lunch (Aruchat Tzohorayim)

 

Rest Time (Menucha): During menucha, you’ll have time to relax in your cabins, to read, or write letters home. Some campers practice their musical instruments, play basketball, draw in the Arts & Crafts center, play cards, or just sit outside and talk with friends.

 

Workshops (Sadna’ot): This is an opportunity for you to spend time on a fun camp activity with your age group. Workshops offered include nature walks, drama, tubing, ropes course, arts and crafts, and Israeli dancing, among others.

Pool Time (Schiya): A very popular part of hot summer days! A camp-wide time to swim and relax by the pool. After Schiya, there is time for everyone to shower and change.

Snack (Aruchat Arba)

Elective Activities (Chugim): At the start of each session, you’ll choose your daily chug (elective). Chugim vary each year based on our counselors' expertise. Past examples have included "Moshington Post,"softball, art and crafts, “Mosh On Broadway,” Improv, and water aerobics.

Zman Metsuyan (Israel Education):  Through creative informal education activities, campers engage in Jewish history as well as the cultural activities and social issues of modern Israeli society. We offer different options, such as activities focused on learning Hebrew, exploring the history of Zionism, and learning about different groups of people in Israeli society.

Zman Sport (Sports Time): We offer a time each day for campers to pick a sport to play. From basketball to frisbee to yoga and stretching, we have something that will fit everyone's energy level.

 

Evening Flag Lowering (Hitkansut Erev): Each evening, you’ll gather around the flagpole to lower the Habonim Dror flag. You’ll stand with your kvutzah (age group), sing really loud, and participate in our usual shenanigans.

 

Dinner (Aruchat Erev)

 

Free Time (Chofesh): Campers have some free time to change into closed-toed shoes (a requirement for foot safety at night) and spend time with friends before the evening activity begins. 

Evening Activity (Tochnit Erev): Mosh's evening activities are a time to have fun with the whole camp. From the most active, wacky adventure to the calmest movie night, campers of all ages participate and have fun all together.