Trippers 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   
Above and beyond  

The summer far surpassed my expectations for both my children who attended. Both want to go back next year and one wants to do a longer period next year (6 weeks) vs what he did this summer (4 wks). We are extremely happy with the staff and the communication from the camp. The effort everyone puts in really shows.|Everything – fun activities, good food, good jewish learning, megamot, safety, excellent staff, very well run, communication with parents

Moshava parent   
Great summer  

For both my kids the friends they had in the bunk and counselors was what made the summer so great. They also enjoyed the water sports.

Moshava parent   
Lots of pluses  

Moshava’s major strength is the Modern orthodox environment, Shabbos observance, Judaism in a fun environment, tefillah, ruach—life lines for Jewish kids in today's environment

Rosalie Armstrong Newman