Eidah Bet One 2016 / 5776

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   
Major fun factor  

Extremely well organized, wonderful programming, major fun factor. Just everything was terrific.

Caroline Sherrf

Caroline Sherrf   
Memorable experience  

It has been a very fulfilling and memorable experience for them in may ways. Camp is like a big family. My kids were very well taken care of when needing medical attention, which is very important when they are away from their parents. The nurse and camp director stepped in and made sure they felt nurtured and safe until well enough to return to their activities. They got a chance to disconnect from their everyday life, forge strong friendships, and be exposed to certain activities that they cannot do during the year at home and while at school (water sports, horseback riding, archery, for example). Very important as well, it deepened their pride in their Judaism and community through learning, song, dance and just plain cheerfulness!|The staff work very hard to make sure to offer a wide range of activities to please kids with many different interests. All campers feel included in a spirit of warmth and joy, and most importantly, the staff works to ensure that all campers plainly have fun. It is the kids’ happiest time of the year!!

Moshava parent   
Most beautiful experience  

On Visiting Day we spent just two hours in the camp briefly talking to staff members. I was surprised with warmth, care and closeness that counselors and senior staff members have with children. They managed to make us feel at home for this short time. I was touched by Rabbi Cutler’s message about the time my daughter spends learning and davening. Please send my words of gratitude to everybody.

My daughter talks about camp as the most beautiful experience she has ever had.

Thank you!

Katarina Glozic

Toronto, Ont

Moshava parent   

Daniel Safran

Daniel Safran

Rosh Eidah Bet 1

Shalom Eidah Bet 1!!! I’m Daniel Safran (a.k.a. TinTin, Safronius, That Chinuch Guy), and I can’t wait to meet you all this summer as your Rosh Eidah! As we count down the days until I greet you in camp, I’ll tell you a bit about me: Bnei Akiva and Camp Moshava have helped make me who I am today, as a chanich (camper) to madrich (counselor), to sgan rosh eidah and then 2 years on the Chinuch crew at Moshava!

When I’m not studying Torah, hanging out with friends, learning Graphic Communications at Ryerson University, searching my house for mint chocolate chip ice cream or practicing my frisbee throw, I am probably adding things to my list of Amazing Things to Do This Summer at Camp (it’s a reeeeaaallly long list, and includes trips, overnights, and big surprises)!!! That’s my job as Rosh Eidah: to do what my best to make this summer the best, most amazing, super summer yet for all of us– from mifkad until layla tov (following a great night tochnit)! So what are you waiting for? Get EXCITED for what I BET will be the most amazing summer ever at Moshava Ennismore!!!

Oh, and I almost forgot– I really want to know what you’re excited for this summer! Email me at safran.daniel@gmail.com with your name, and anything you want to tell me: a cool video, any questions, ideas or concerns you have– let’s start talking!

See you soon!
Daniel