Shabbat is a spiritual and relaxing time at camp. Shabbat begins with Friday evening mifkad, where everyone
comes to flagpole dressed in beautiful clothes, ready to welcome in Shabbat. The boys head in to the
ulam and the girls head to the chaddar for candle lighting. A lively Kabbalat Shabbat and a delicious
Friday night meal follows - including z'mirot and dancing.
During morning tefilot on Saturday, our staff and campers share the responsibility of reading the weekly
parashah, with stories and skits being performed around the weekly theme. The younger kids head to the
migrash for a story and discussion. After kiddush and lunch, campers enjoy an extended rest period to
catch up on an eventful week. Shabbat afternoon activites include board games, ping pong and tetherball,
learning, and "just chilling".
After snack, units split up for Shabbat afternoon programming. This is usually an activity led by a guest
educator who's up at camp for Shabbat. The camp reunites for shira in the kikar, followed by a dairy
dinner. After free time, there is Ma'ariv and Havdallah.
Each week a different bunk is responsible for that Shabbat - including a mifkad dance, setting the tableware,
handing out Shabbat-o-grams, a d'var torah during prayers, leading shira, and a dinnertime story.