Safety and Supervision

בטחון ופקוח

As an American Camp Association-accredited camp, Camp Moshava voluntarily adheres to the highest standards of safety in the camping industry. Our camper:staff ratios of 5:1 for younger campers, and 8:1 for high school campers, exceed the ACA standards of 8:1 and 10:1, respectively. Factor in specialty staff such as lifeguards, sports staff, and kollel/midrasha, and campers are well supervised.

Chanichim (campers) are  divided into groups of 10, with two full-time madrichim (counselors). At night, when campers go to sleep, a staff member remains inside the cabins where the campers are sleeping.

Our medical staff consists of two nurses and one doctor; at least one medical staff person remains on the camp premises at all times. Campers can visit the health center in the morning after breakfast, and our nurses administer medications that need to be taken regularly or at meals. There are several pharmacies and hospitals near camp. Additionally, all staff members are CPR and First-Aid certified.

In addition to our head lifeguard and medical staff, our adult staff also includes a camp mom and a mental health professional who helps campers deal with homesickness or difficult situations, and helps the camp better meet the needs of particular campers.