Our philosophy as a youth-led community is built on the value of collective responsibility.
This means we see each person’s unique spark and understand that we all play a part in making the community what it is. We believe that when we create a community based on the values we want to see in society - equality, democracy, and interdependence - we become more able to bring light into the world.
How We Do It...
We all work together to take care of camp. Avodah cultivates a sense of personal responsibility and pride in the place we call home for the summer - we see that camp is a place that really does belong to every single one of us.
“All jobs teach us how to take care of each other, and not just ourselves.”
“When I first came to camp, I looked up to the older kids. It’s so cool that now I can be a role model and help younger kids make Mosh their home too!”
Building a Loving, Supportive Community
Many activities are camp-wide or in mixed age groups and everyone gets to know every single person at camp. This creates a real sense of community and allows older campers to be role models and to support and guide younger campers.
Making Judaism Personal & Relevant
Shabbat at Mosh is an experience we all create together. Every week, each age group takes turns preparing a different aspect of Shabbat (creating the Oneg, singing a Kabbalat Shabbat song, presenting a blessing, setting up and decorating the dining hall. Click HERE to learn more about Shabbat at Mosh.
"Shabbat at camp is the best. There’s something magical about camp on Friday night, and starting the new week with your friends under the stars."
“At camp you're learning all the time, but you don't even know it, because it's so fun!”
Values-Based Experiential Education
Camp is a space to explore who we are! We learn about ourselves as Jews, how we relate to Israel, how we understand justice, and how to be in community with one another.
Camp is a place where we recognize the unique value of each person. Modeled after kibbutzim, kupa is our "give what you can, take what you need” system that allows everyone to contribute to their kvutzah’s (age group) communal resources, according to what they are able. Kupa allows us to take care of each other and ensure that everyone’s needs are met.
“Kupa is a great way for people to learn how to share, be equal no matter what, and to overall become a better person.”