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A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP TIMBREL
At the beginning of each session, guided by their counselors, bunks use a consensus decision-making process to sign up for specific activities. In this way, campers plan bunk activities that are a balance between trying new things and sharing what they love to do.
Rise and Shine (boker tov)!
Blessing the Day/Birchot Ha'yom: Each day begins with some sort of contemplative practice, whether mindfulness meditation, creative Jewish prayer, or traditional Jewish prayer.
Breakfast (aruchat boker): Enjoy a hot, tasty meal to begin your day!
Bunk Activities (pe'ulot tzrif): As a bunk, campers participate in a variety of activities including, kickball, basketball, or soccer; nature walks and hikes; Israeli folkdancing; yoga; arts & crafts; drama.
Lunch (aruchat tzohorayim): Meals at Camp Timbrel are always fresh, delicious, and healthy.
Rest Time (menucha): Rest, write letters, play quiet games with bunkmates.
All Camp Workshops (sadna'ot): campers explore something related to the Jewish theme of the day, girls empowerment, or both.
(more) Bunk Activities (pe'ulot tzrif): Afternoon bunk activities are quieter during the heat of the afternoon and may include storytelling and smoothie-making, along with favorites such as arts & crafts, and nature walks.
Free time at the pool or lake (hofshi) or electives (behirot): campers are free to relax in the pool, swim a few laps, play a game of water polo, take out a canoe, or hang out by the pool or lake and read a book or talk. For electives (behirot), campers are free to explore activities at camp individually - go to arts & crafts and work on a project; join a session of drama games; play a game of pick-up basketball.
Dinner (aruchat erev): Campers will never go hungry at Camp Timbrel. The chef and kitchen staff at the Summit Center is able to create plenty of alternatives to accommodate most special dietary needs.
Evening Activity (pe'ulat erev): play all-camp games; tell stories and sing songs around the campfire; gaze at the stars; go on a night-hike.
Bunk Time (z'man tzrif): At the end of the day campers check in with friends and with their counselors as they recount their favorite parts of the day and look forward to tomorrow.
Sweet Dreams (laila tov)! Sleep well before another exciting day!
SHABBAT AT CAMP TIMBREL
Shabbat is a special part of the week. On Friday night, we welcome Shabbat by lighting candles, enjoying Shabbat dinner, and then participating in a Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday evening) service created by campers.
After sleeping in on Saturday morning, campers participate in Shabbat services followed by an all-camp activity and a festive lunch.
In the afternoon, everyone gathers together to relax, swim, play sports, read, and hang out with friends, before joining together for dinner.
After dinner we have either a talent show or open-mike coffee house folllowed by a moving havdalah service (the ceremony that separates Shabbat from the rest of the week).
Shabbat at Camp Timbrel is truly a day of rest, a taste of the Garden of Eden.