Eidah Dalet 2015 / 5775

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   
Visiting day experience  

Hi Vicky,

We had a great time visiting Eitan today at camp Moshava.

He looks great and is having a fabulous time in camp and making new friends. He was so proud to show us his bunk and the camp facilities, and introduce us to his counselors and friends.

We are happy to extend his stay to the full 6 weeks.

We are confident that the Eitan we all know and love will come home with strong Jewish values and with lots of camp Moshava spirit!

A “hakarat hatov” to you, your staff, and I hope they know what this camp experience has so far meant to Eitan.

Please convey our gratitude, appreciation, and thanks to eitan’s counselors, division head, specialists, and Rosh mosh.

You are doing an amazing job!

Have a great rest of your summer.

Thank you!

Morrie Levy

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   
Jewish values  

Moshava’s strengths are in modeling foundational skills and Jewish values that develop character, leadership competencies, and a love for Eretz Israel!

Miriam Assouline

Miriam Assouline   

Naomi Esserman

Naomi Esserman

Rosh Eidah Dalet

Hi! My name is Naomi Esserman and this will be my 8th summer at Camp Moshava! I’ve been the Sgan for Eidah Daled for two years, was Rosh Eidah Daled last year and am returning to be Rosh Eidah Daled again! I guess you could say I’m kind of an expert of Eidah Daled. I couldn’t be more excited to spend another summer with you guys!! I hail from sunny San Diego, and I’m currently studying Electrical Engineering at UCLA I hope you are as excited for Eidah Daled this year as I am! Start looking forward to a summer for of crazy fun: canoe trips, Wonderland, overnights (and smores), Sports Day (captains!!) and night tochniot galore! Please feel free to contact me at nesserman@gmail.com. I can’t wait to hear all your questions, comments, thoughts and suggestions! With your help, I know we can make this the greatest summer ever!!!