Our Program

Our Program

Camp Yavneh Our Program

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Daily Schedule

It’s impossible to describe a “typical” day at camp, as almost every day seems to have some sort of surprise. A typical day is as follows.

7:00 a.m. Wake up (Weekends 8:00 a.m.)
7:30 a.m. Flag-raising; t’fillot (prayers)
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Bunk Clean-up
10:00 a.m. Hebrew/Judaics Class (50 minutes)
11:00 a.m. Choice of Elective* (50 minutes)
12:00 p.m. Swim Class (50 minutes)
12:50 p.m. Free time
1:15 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Rest Period
2:50 p.m. Two Activity Periods**
4:30 p.m. Snack
4:45 p.m. Activity Period**
5:30 p.m. Sports team Practices
6:40 p.m. Flag-Lowering/Dinner
7:30 p.m. Optional Mincha/Ma’ariv
8:00 p.m. Evening Activity

7:00 a.m.
Wake up (Weekends 8:00 a.m.)

7:30 a.m.
Flag-raising; Tefilot (prayers)

8:15 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Bunk Clean-up

10:00 a.m.
Hebrew/Judaics Class (50 minutes)

11:00 a.m.
Choice of Elective* (50 minutes)

12:00 p.m.
Swim Class

12:50 p.m.
Free time

1:15 p.m.
Lunch

2:00 p.m.
Rest Period

2:50 p.m.
Two Activity Periods**

4:30 p.m.
Snack

4:45 p.m.
Activity Period**

5:30 p.m.
Sports team Practices

6:40 p.m.
Flag-Lowering/Dinner

7:30 p.m.
Optional Mincha/Ma’ariv

8:00 p.m.
Evening Activity

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Shabbat

Shabbat at camp begins late Friday afternoon when the entire camp prepares for Shabbat by showering and putting on their best clothes.  We all come together for Relish (Ruach Lifnei Shabbat), a celebration of music and camaraderie that prepares our minds and souls for Shabbat. Kabbalat Shabbat in our beautiful outdoor amphitheater brings the entire camp together in song and prayer with a spirit that many of our campers experience only in this special place.  After a hearty Shabbat dinner, we come together for z’mirot, the beautiful Shabbat tunes that link us generation to generation. Our campers consistently say that Shabbat is a favorite day at camp.

Shabbat day is a relaxing way to catch up with friends, read, play and just enjoy being at camp in a less structured environment.  Our morning t’fillot (prayers) are geared to our campers ages, and offerings include both egalitarian and mechitza (orthodox)  minyan options.  As Shabbat comes to a close and the sun dips below the tree line, we gather together in another great outdoor space to engage with our counselors and teachers in spirited presentations about camp, Israel, leadership and many other topics.

After the famous Mac and Cheese dinner and salad bar option, of course, (with M & M cookies!) we gather for a raucous Havdallah and joyful Israeli dancing.

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Achla Yom (a special day)

One day a week we change up our program and have a special day. This might take us out of camp to places such as: Maine or NH coastal beaches, camping out at state parks, water parks, visiting nursing homes, a circus among other trips. On other special days you could experience a carnival at camp, a baseball game, or just a relaxing day at camp infused with fun activities.
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