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Camp Life Typical Day

A Typical Day…

SABRA, KINERET, HALUTZIM

7:40am Boker Tov (Wake Up)
8:00am Aruchat Boker (Breakfast)
8:40am Haramat Hadegel (Flag Raising)

***This activity gets our day started with song, cheers, shticks (skits) and other fun activities. Also included is the raising of the American and Israeli flags and singing of the Star Spangled Banner and Hatikva.

8:55am Nikayon (Cabin Clean-Up)

***All campers are assigned tasks in the cabin to make sure that the cabin and outside surrounding areas are clean. These tasks can include garbage, sweeping, clothes line and more. All campers must make their own bed and clean their personal space.

9:30 – 10:20am Chug Aleph
10:30 – 11:20am Chug Bet
11:30am – 12:20pm Chug Gimel
12:30pm Aruchat Tzohoraim (Lunch)
1:20 -2:20pm Minucha (Rest Hour)

*** This break in the day allows for rest, reading, and letter writing. This is also a chance for all campers to get their mail and packages. 2 campers and a staff member will pick these up at our Canteen and deliver it to the cabin. Remember, no food, candy, gum or drinks are permitted to be sent to children or staff.

2:30 – 3:20pm Chug Dalet
3:20 – 3:35pm Nosh

***This is “snack time,” where all campers come to the Chadar O’Chell (Dining Hall) to have a snack with their cabin group. It only lasts 15 minutes, but it is a great opportunity to relax, see friends and family in other cabins/groups and of course get a good snack (which includes one item daily of potato chips, pretzels, candy, 100 calorie packs, brownies, and more and either water or soda. The campers choose their item daily)

3:40 – 4:30pm Chug Hey (Free Swim for Sabra and Kineret)
4:40 – 5:30pm Chug Vav (Free Swim for Halutzim)
5:30 – 6:30pm Nikayon (shower time & prep for dinner/evening.
6:40 – 7:15pm Aruchat Erev (Dinner)
7:20pm Horadat Hadegel (Flag Lowering)
7:40pm Evening Program

***Evening Programs are either by Unit/Age group or by cabin group. These are scheduled by the counselors and/or Unit Heads.

9:30pm Sabra Lila Tov
9:45pm Kineret Lila Tov
10:00pm Halutzim Lila Tov

TEENS

8:15am Boker Tov (Wake Up)
8:40am Haramat Hadegel (Flag Raising)
8:55am Aruchat Boker (Breakfast)
8:55am Nikayon (Cabin Clean-Up)
9:30 – 10:20am Chug Aleph
10:30 – 11:20am Chug Bet
11:30am – 12:20pm Chug Gimel
12:30pm Aruchat Tzohoraim (Lunch)
1:20 -2:20pm Minucha (Rest Hour)

*** This break in the day allows for rest, reading, and letter writing. This is also a chance for all campers to get their mail and packages. 2 campers and a staff member will pick these up at our Canteen and deliver it to the cabin. Remember, no food, candy, gum or drinks are permitted to be sent to children or staff.

2:30 – 3:20pm Chug Dalet
3:20 – 3:35pm Nosh

***This is “snack time,” where all campers come to the Chadar O’Chell (Dining Hall) to have a snack with their cabin group. It only lasts 15 minutes, but it is a great opportunity to relax, see friends and family in other cabins/groups and of course get a good snack (which includes one item daily of potato chips, pretzels, candy, 100 calorie packs, brownies, and more and either water or soda. The campers choose their item daily)

3:40 – 4:30pm Chug Hey
4:40 – 5:30pm Chug Vav (Teen Free Swim)
5:30 – 6:30pm Nikayon (shower time & prep for dinner/evening.)
6:40 – 7:15pm Aruchat Erev (Dinner)
7:20pm Horadat Hadegel (Flag Lowering)
7:40pm Evening Program 1

***Evening Programs are either by Unit/Age group or by cabin group. These are scheduled by the counselors and/or Unit Heads.

9:00pm Evening Program 2

***Evening Program 2 is Teen Unit Only, and these are scheduled by the counselors and/or Unit Heads. Activities include guest speakers, projects, discussion groups or Teen Challenge programming, just to name a few.

11:00pm Lila Tov

BEDTIME

Activities are very important at EKC. Called “Sikum Moment,” the staff read bedtime stories, share things about the day, talk about tomorrow’s schedule to get the kids excited and much more. For many staff and campers, this is their favorite time of the day as it is a great way to wind down, get ready for bed, and it brings the whole group together and creates a “family atmosphere.”

MEALS

We offer three balanced, nutritious kosher meals each day, along with two snacks. We have alternative vegetarian options and a salad bar available at lunch and dinner. Fruit and peanut butter & jelly are always available throughout the day in our Chadar O’Chell along with juices and water.

ACTIVITIES

Cabin activities include our Challenge Courses (low and high ropes) Israeli culture, horseback riding, sports, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, Arts and Crafts, Pottery, Drama and much more. Instructional Swimming is for Sabra and Kineret campers only and occurs in the morning or early afternoon. Campers will visit every program area at least once with their cabin group as a cabin activity.