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Camp Timbrel is from July 27 to August 7, 2023  the cost is $3250


At the beginning of each session, guided by their counselors, bunks use a  consensus decision-making process to sign up for and plan their activities. In this way, campers plan bunk activities that are a balance between trying new things and sharing what they love to do. 

The day begins with Birchot haBoker/Blessing the Morning: contemplative practice, whether creating Jewish prayer, traditional Jewish prayer, mindfulness meditation or something else, followed by a hot, tasty breakfast

The rest of the morning is spent in pe'ulot tzrif/bunk activities. Bunk activities may include kickball, basketball, soccer, nature walks, a hike, yoga, Israel folkdancing, arts & crafts,, drama, or other activities that the group chose or planned at the beginning of the session. 

Morning pe'ulot tzrif/bunk activities are followed by lunch and sha'at menucha/rest time. Rest time is a time for quiet activities in the bunk: writing letters, playing quiet games, or reading books.

Sadna'ot/all camp workshops is next: campers explore topics related to the Jewish theme of the day, girls empowerment, or both. And then more pe'ulot tzrif/bunk activities! During the heat of the day, afternoon activities are quieter and may include storytelling and smoothie making, arts & crafts, nature walks, drama, or other activities that the bunk chose or planned at the beginning of the session. 

In the late afternoon, everyone has free time/z'man hofshi. During free time, campers may relax at the lake, take out a canoe, read a book, talk, or explore activities at camp individually - go to arts & crafts and work on a project, join a session of drama games, play a game of basketball or soccer.

Z'man chofhsi/free time is followed by shower time and dinner.

Evenings after dinner feature an all-camp pe'ulat erev/evening activity: play all camp games, tell stories and sing songs around the campfire, go stargazing or on a night hike.

Evenings wind down with z'man tzrif/bunk time: at the end of the day campers check in with their counselors and each other, recount their favorite parts of the day, and look forward to tomorrow. Lights out is between 9:00 and 9:30 PM



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.

a typical day
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