Integrating Israel and religious content in a fun and informal way, with a great choice of activities is Moshava’s strength. Camp has a lot to offer the kids, but still has a warm, family feel.
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.
The campers adopt the core values of Moshava and Bnei Akiva, the environment is respectful and inspiring , the campers find role models of every age ( campers and staff), the spirit of Shabbat, Tisha b’av And tefilla empowers the religious practice, diversity of campers from Israel, USA and Canada and especially Yachad enriches the culture ....