Our Taste of Gesher program is designed for kids in Grades 1-3 to give them an introduction to camp life. This heavily subsidized weekend is a great opportunity to try out and experience all that Camp Gesher has to offer!

 

When is it?: July 3rd - 5th, 2020

Our staff: Are all former Madrichim (counsellors) who have multiple years of experience working at Camp Gesher. They not only plan activities for the group, but are on-call at all times throughout the weekend. 

 

What do we do?:  Luckily, the Taste of Gesher campers arrive at the perfect time, Shabbat! The kids engage in all of Gesher's Shabbat traditions, from dancing and singing songs on Friday evening, Rikkud (Israeli dancing) Friday night, and Havdallah on Saturday. They also have the opportunity to experience beautiful Lake Pringle to go swimming!

Sample Seder Yom (schedule):

FRIDAY 

12:30 pm- Leaving Borochov 

4:00 pm - Arrive at camp, unpack in cabins, make beds 

5:00 pm- Intro games

5:45 pm- Get ready for Shabbat

6:30-Kabbalat Shabbat

7:30 pm- Dinner

8:45 pm- Oneg (a play put on by older kids)

9:15 pm- Rikkud

9:30 pm- Bedtime

SATURDAY

7:00 am- Staff to chaperone free time in the park

8:30 am- Optional planned acitivities/wake up

9:30 am- Breakfast

10:30 am- Swim test 

11:00 am- Ski/free swim in rotations

12:00 pm- Get changed for lunch 

12:30 pm- Lunch

1:30-Omanut (arts and crafts)

2:30-Drama/Musicale Act

3:15-Scavenger Hunt

5:00- Free time in the park/casual sports in the park

5:20- 6:30 pm- Musicale 

6:30 – Dinner

7:30 pm- Separate boy/girl programming (a.k.a. Showering and preparing for bed)

9:00 – Havdalah/Bonfire
9:30 – Bedtime

 

SUNDAY

7:00 am- Staff to chaperone in the park

8:30 am- Mifkad Boker 

8:45 am- Breakfast 

9:15 am--Packing

10:30 am- 11:30 AM- Games/park/goodbyes

12:30 pm- Leave camp

4:00 Arrival at the Borochov

Sample Packing List:

 

1 nice outfit for Shabbat (i.e. white shirt and blue pants,

comfortable dress)

4 pairs of underwear

3 pairs of socks

Running shoes

Sandals

Bedding for single bed (sheets, comforter/sleeping bag,

pillow, pillowcase)

2 pair of long warm pants

2 long sleeves/sweatshirts

4 T-shirts

3 shorts

Pyjamas

Bug spray

Sunscreen

Hat

Water bottle

Dollar store poncho (just in case!)

Toiletries (tooth brush, toothpaste, body wash,

shampoo)

2 towels (shower, beach)

1 Bathing suit

Personal items: Favourite book or a stuffed animal

Please don't forget to register with both Camp Gesher and UJA

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