Tzevet Chinuchi 2014 / 5774

Shana Tova  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for giving our son Omri the opportunity to join Avoda.

It was a marvelous experience for him and his friends. You and all the staff did a super job. We enjoyed looking daily at the pictures you shared with us and the videos gave us a true sense of the great Ruach in camp Moshava Ennismore.

Shana Tova

Sarah & Brian Hitner

Bet Shemesh, Israel

Sarah & Brian Hitner   
So well run  

Quality of activities far surpasses other popular overnight camp for Ottawa Jewish kids and we absolutely loved how hands on the staff were in caring for the younger kids. We felt no concern that anyone would be ostracized or bullied. The set up seemed to really encourage staff engagement with kids to ensure that everyone was included and having fun at all times. Moshava also does a beautiful job of encouraging kids of different ages of developing friendships, which we loved. And we loved that the kids feel a deep connection with Israel through the Israeli staff. We also think you did a superb job of communicating with parents and of allowing us to feel very much part of the experience with daily pictures, videos, etc. Compared to the experience that our friends had sending their kids to camp for the very first time, Moshava far surpassed them all. We heard stories of children not showering or changing their clothes, others of kids being very sunburned, complaining of bullying, etc. And there never seemed to be a real confidence that the camp staff was dealing with those issues. We felt no such concern with Moshava. We were very confident that our child was very well cared for.

Elana Aptowitzer

Elana Aptowitzer   
First time  

It was our son’s first time at sleep away camp and he had the best time ever, thank you! A lot of activities that promote friendship and a feeling of belonging

Moshava parent   
Returning with pleasure  

I have been meaning to write since Eyal returned from camp. Your email yesterday about camp ending today prompted me into action.

To no one’s surprise Eyal had a wonderful summer. He returned filled with wonderful memories and I am certain he will be returning in the coming years. There is now an ongoing argument between him and his NJ based cousins over which Moshava is better.

I wanted to thank you for all your efforts early on in the decision process and all throughout the summer.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. I hope you get a chance to take a few days off!!!

Best regards,

Arye

PS the daily pictures on the website were a most wonderful daily distraction

Moshava parent