A Day at Camp

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Every day at camp is jam packed with creative and fun activities.  In a single day at camp, you can find yourself horseback riding, learning a new Israeli dance, trying out archery, and taking a sunset pontoon ride with your bunkmates.  We want to make each day the best day of the summer! While our programs vary according to length of session and camper age, the daily schedule is similar for all units.  

Meals

Our cabin units (AtidKallahGesher, and Chalutzim) have all their meals in the air conditioned Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall). In Tzofim and Moshavah, campers eat on picnic tables right outside their own kitchen (or inside their sheltered recreation space in the event of rain). All campers get one or two snacks each day. On Shabbat, everyone has Shabbat dinner together in the Chadar Ochel and Shabbat lunch picnic style outside the Chadar Ochel. Please see theMeals and Nutritionpage for information about our menu. 

Meals

Our cabin units (AtidKallahGesher, and Chalutzim) have all their meals in the air conditioned Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall). In Tzofim and Moshavah, campers eat on picnic tables right outside their own kitchen (or inside their sheltered recreation space in the event of rain). All campers get one or two snacks each day. On Shabbat, everyone has Shabbat dinner together in the Chadar Ochel and Shabbat lunch picnic style outside the Chadar Ochel. Please see theMeals and Nutritionpage for information about our menu. 

Chugim & Chaverut (Electives)

Camp is all about choices –and during chugim and chaverut, campers are able to choose elective activities.  We believe in giving campers the ability to shape their experience by choosing to try something new – or participating in an old favorite.  Depending on their unit, all campers have one or two chugim (electives) a day. There are so many choices to choose from, and you can see all of our options at our Activities Page

T’fillot (Services)

We have services twice a day by unit. They are age appropriate in length (ranging from 15 – 35 minutes) and consist of singing, stories, and time together in one of our beautiful outdoor chapels. Services are led by counselor songleaders and faculty. All of our campers also get an opportunity to help lead a portion of a service throughout their session! On Friday evenings, we have Shabbat Services together as an entire camp. 

T’fillot (Services)

We have services twice a day by unit. They are age appropriate in length (ranging from 15 – 35 minutes) and consist of singing, stories, and time together in one of our beautiful outdoor chapels. Services are led by counselor songleaders and faculty. All of our campers also get an opportunity to help lead a portion of a service throughout their session! On Friday evenings, we have Shabbat Services together as an entire camp. 

Sports

From Baseball, Soccer and Basketball to Gymnastics, Gaga and Tennis, we have dozens of different sports to play, so there is something for everyone. We play sports to have fun, be active, and get energy out throughout the day.

Ivrit (hebrew)

We love that so many of our campers come home proud of the Hebrew they have learned during the summer!  During this time each day, counselors use songs, games, and fun activities to help campers expand their knowledge of Hebrew.  In partnership with the staff of our Mirkaz Ivrit (Hebrew Center), Hebrew is also infused throughout the day at OSRUI You’ll be amazed at the new Hebrew words your child will bring home after camp! 

Ivrit (hebrew)

We love that so many of our campers come home proud of the Hebrew they have learned during the summer!  During this time each day, counselors use songs, games, and fun activities to help campers expand their knowledge of Hebrew.  In partnership with the staff of our Mirkaz Ivrit (Hebrew Center), Hebrew is also infused throughout the day at OSRUI You’ll be amazed at the new Hebrew words your child will bring home after camp! 

Limud (Jewish Learning)

Every session at OSRUI has a Judaic theme which challenges campers to explore and build their Jewish identity in fun and creative ways. Through debates, scavenger hunts, plays, and other dynamic programs, campers will interact with and learn about our five central middot (values): Perseverance, Kindness, Really Listening, Doing the Right Thing, and Respect.

Swimming and Boating

Campers alternate swimming in the pool and the lake each day. Our  Aquatic Center features three pools, two waterslides, basketball hoops, a volleyball net, a splash bucket and aquatic toys. Depending on their session, campers may have the opportunity to take classes in life guarding and competitive swimming. At the lake, campers can go kayaking, sailing, waterskiing, tubing, pontooning, and paddle boarding – all from our private beach and dock on Lac La Belle (the beautiful lake we call home).

Swimming and Boating

Campers alternate swimming in the pool and the lake each day. Our  Aquatic Center features three pools, two waterslides, basketball hoops, a volleyball net, a splash bucket and aquatic toys. Depending on their session, campers may have the opportunity to take classes in life guarding and competitive swimming. At the lake, campers can go kayaking, sailing, waterskiing, tubing, pontooning, and paddle boarding – all from our private beach and dock on Lac La Belle (the beautiful lake we call home).

Evening Programs

Each evening concludes with a chance for campers to be together for unit fun and bonding.  Favorite evening programs include  sports nights, crafts nights, pool parties, all-camp events such as talent shows or concerts,  and cabin/tent nights where counselors plan special activities for their bunks.

Lights Out

Units go to bed at times appropriate to their age. Lights out is based on all campers getting a minimum of eight hours of sleep a night. Staff members have rotating overnight duty, and a staff member is present inside each cabin/tent from lights out until wake-up the next morning. 

Lights Out

Units go to bed at times appropriate to their age. Lights out is based on all campers getting a minimum of eight hours of sleep a night. Staff members have rotating overnight duty, and a staff member is present inside each cabin/tent from lights out until wake-up the next morning. 

Special Events

Several special events are scheduled throughout the summer where the whole camp community gathers together, including the Star Spangled Mesibah and Oconomostock,(our two all camp talent show), Carnival, Erev Yisrael (Israel Night), and Maccabiah Games!