Gesher opens each new summer season with a weekend meant for the whole family to enjoy camp in its entirety! New and prospective families, current campers, alumni, board members and friends too are all invited to join and take part in getting Gesher ready for the summer!
This weekend combines fun, recreational, and communal programming, such as medurah (campfire), with the community working together to prepare the campsite for the summer. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the city with the family, build community, have future campers get to know Gesher, and give adults the chance to experience the magic of camp!
Who is invited?
All families are welcome!
Families who have never been to camp & families with children younger than the summer camp ages. Families of returning campers area also encouraged to come to camp and bring friends!
What do we do all weekend?
Have Fun & Build Community!
Throughout the weekend, there are blocks of family activities, such as kayaking, hiking, sports and arts & crafts. There are also blocks where kids are with their counselors and parents are free to relax, explore, or join in on any of the projects going on.
We all come together for meals and evening activities by the medurah (campfire)!
What do kids do?
Kids have fun in age specific activities
Families are welcome to join with kids of any age. During the kids-only blocks, programming is provided for children aged 4 and older, and parents of younger kids are responsible for their supervision.
Programming includes physical activity, planting flowers, painting murals and other fun activities! Our counsellors emphasize fun while creating an environment that builds community.
Housing, Facilities, and Meals
Space at Camp Gesher is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
The cabins have electricity and space heaters are provided. All facilities are encouraged to be used.
Delicious meals and snacks will be provided throughout the weekend. This will include lots of kid-friendly food, coffee and tea, and alternatives for people with dietary restrictions, such as vegetarians or gluten-free options. If you would like to bring snacks of your own you are welcome to, please remember Camp Gesher is a kosher and nut-free facility. The cabins have electricity, and all facilities are encouraged to be used.
Families must bring their own linens, clothing, medications, etc. Please do not forget sunscreen, bug spray, and a reusable water bottle.
Contact us for additional information.
See you at camp!