On Sunday evening December 10th Camp Moshava of Wild Rose held a pre Chanukah concert at Maine East high school. The Concert featuring Mordechai Shapiro was attended by over 970 individuals ranging in age from toddlers to grandparents in their 80s and represented by all members of the community. The event, was the second concert brought to the Chicago area by Camp Moshava in the last three years to promote “Achdut” within our community and to serve as a fundraiser for Camp Moshava’s scholarship program which helps insure that all children are able to attend. The evening was filled with unbelievable “ruach”, singing and dancing and was a great way to get ready for Chanukah. It was especially heartwarming when Camp Moshava’s director Josh Zwelling announced the camp’s new partnership with Yachad, which will begin this upcoming summer. Yachad members will be integrated this summer with all of the bunks and programs that Camp Moshava offers. There was a beautiful group of Yachad members that were in attendance at the concert and in the middle of the show, prior to intermission Mordechai Shapiro invited all the Yachad members to come up on stage and join him in singing his new song “yachad” . The evening was a tremendous success and enjoyed by all.
12:00 Visitors’ Day begins – Please join us in the gym.
Josh Zwelling – Camp Director – Welcome
12:30 – 2:30 Aruchat Tzaharayim (lunch) – Sit back and relax and enjoy some time with your kids. There is seating available outside and inside of the Chadar Ochel (dining hall).
1:00 – 4:30 Open Shekem (checks or cash only)
2:00- 4:00 Zipline and Melechet Yad open
2:00 – 2:30 Madrichim available to meet parents at tzrifim (bunks)
2:45 – 3:30 Boys Schiya (swim)
3:35– 4:25 Girls Schiya (swim)
4:30 Mincha in the indoor Beit Knesset
4:50 Drop off at the Mifkad site
Thanks for joining us!
5:00 Have a Safe Trip Home
Visitors’ Day Notes
· Campers may not leave camp grounds at any time, even with parents.
· Private vehicles must be left in the designated parking area. Parents who bring packages for their children should leave them on the stage in the Beit Knesset. They will be delivered to your children.
· If you need to leave before 5:00, you can drop off your campers at the Bayit where supervision will be provided.
· In accordance with the American Camping Association (ACA) tipping of counselors and staff is not allowed.
This summer as in previous summers, we have a number of campers and staff members with serious allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. Our kitchen, Chader Ochel (dining room), and canteen are all nut sensitive. This summer we will be enforcing the same sensitivity in the bunks. We ask that all parents please check all items carefully before sending any care packages to camp. Please do not send anything that contains nuts, peanuts, peanut oils or things that have been manufactured in a nut facility. We are also requesting that you do not send any home-baked goods in your packages. Staff will be monitoring the food that comes into the bunk in packages. Any items that we feel may contain allergens and present danger to other children will be confiscated and donated to a local food bank. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter and look forward to a wonderful summer. Please feel free to share this letter with grandparents, relatives or friends that might be sending your child care packages this summer.