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Incredible summer experience  

My child learned to water ski on 1 ski (dropped and went around the whole lake).. cant wait to learn how to deep water start next summer… i hope the rosh agam jacob is coming back.. he was great too!!|the leadership (VIcky is a fantastic camp director and her camp experience is an asset to every parent staff and camper) and professionals that run each department…(such as nurse TK in the marp, or gilda at the pool, or shari as camp mom) they work tirelessly all for the effort of the camp.

Moshava parent   
Terrific time, friends, atmosphere  

Dear Vicky,

Thank you for a wonderful summer! My younger girls had a great time and came home with a new sense of independence and confidence that was born to them at camp.

My other daughter comes home tomorrow and hopefully she will be able to embrace what she’s learned and taken from camp and let it carry her throughout her school year in public high school. She’s made terrific friends, from what I can see (your lovely daughter included!) And I’m so grateful for all these girls bringing her into their social circle, she needed that so much.

Anyway, camp Moshava was worth every penny and we look forward to shipping the whole lot of girls back to you again next year!

Thanks again!! Hope we’ll all be in touch throughout the year!

Mazel tov! It’s been a great summer!

Aviva and Yossi Cohen

Winnipeg, MB

Moshava parent   
Please thank the staff  

Dear Vicky,

Thank you very much for a wonderful camp experience at Moshava Ennismore. Miryam had a great time!

I think it’s very important for kids in the greater NYC area to venture out to other places and meet people and peers. It is not only rewarding but also creates a bond with other communities.

Again, thank you.

If you could pass my thanks around to the appropriate staff I would appreciate it.

Most Sincerely,

Suzanne Fischer

Moshava parent   
What Moshava teaches  

Loving, supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Teaching conflict resolution, social skills and leadership.

Moshava parent   

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   
Zionism  

The camp is very zionist and had many counsellors and campers from Israel. It created a very strong sense of oneness

Moshava parent   
Money well spent  

I feel every penny I put towards camp (as difficult as it is)is well spent. My child lives for cam|Creating lasting friendships. Encourages leadership devopment. Knowledge of Israel

Moshava parent   
Thanks for a great summer !  

Ehud had a great time .. and the program you direct is top-notch ! I will be sure to let the ‘locals’ know – about the ‘Up North best kept secret’.. to consider,

Please relay our thanks to the madrichim and Tzefet — who made it all happen!

Thanks !

Gary & Nurit

Florida

Moshava parent   

Moshava is the best !!!  

The leadership and feeling that all the details are thought out. I know my kids are safe and I have complete faith in the Director and the staff

Moshava parent   
Thank you  

Hi Vicky,

Thank you so much for giving our kids an incredible summer. We always knew they would have a blast, but we were concerned about their yiddishkeit. Would it be nurtured and would their love of everything Jewish shine through? It was not only nurtured, but encouraged by your incredible tzevet. On visitor’s day we were told by Hannah’s counsellor ShayKay that Hannah encouraged her bunk to get to chinch, using the Rebbe’s teaching that summer is not the time to let one’s learning cool off. Gabriel’s counsellor Avi Leiberman told us that he and the rest of B2 staff kept the bunk lights on at night just so that Gabriel could finish his davening. And then of course, there was the siyum that was made in honour of Gabriel completing Shmuel Bet. Wow! When my husband and I saw the photos of the siyum and received Rabbi Effie’s email about it, our hearts were so full of naches. How wonderful that you and the tzevet created and encouraged an environment where my kids could be their authentic selves.

My husband and I see they’ve gained independence and loads of self confidence. We have also learned many of eidah aleph’s cheers over the past few weeks – and loved shouting them while we went canoeing and camping in Algonquin Park last week.

Hannah and Gabriel can’t wait to return to Moshava in 2013 and IYH they’ll be back for many years to come. Yasher Koach to you and the entire Moshava tzevet!

Wishing you continued hatzlacha,

Heather and Michael Aaron

Heather & Michael Aaron   
excellent-awesome-fantastic  

prof director with excellent leadership and follow up to every detail

Moshava Parent   
Zionism  

The camp is very zionist and had many counsellors and campers from Israel. It created a very strong sense of oneness

Moshava parent