Sharone (girls) and Golan (boys)
Entering 3-5th grades
(1, 2 or 4 week options)
These campers can attend for one, two or four week sessions. Our one weekers get a "taste" of camp, we make every attempt to get them into as many of our activity areas as possible. The same goes for our two weekers, we just have twice the amount of time to do so! The two and four week campers also have an in-camp overnight (they cook and sleep out under the stars somewhere on our peninsula). Our four weekers (and campers who come for a two week experience during the second half of the session) will get to participate in Maccabia (color war) and go to the Big Surf Waterpark with us in the final week of the session.
Ayelet (girls) and Almagor (boys)
Entering 6th - 7th grade
(4 week sessions)
Our sixth graders can attend for two or four weeks, the seventh graders are here for the full session. All of these campers will participate in an in-camp overnight (they cook and sleep out under the stars somewhere on our peninsula). The four weekers (and campers who come for a two week experience the second two weeks of the session) will also go on a river trip for 2 nights and 3 days on a scenic Missouri Riverway. The four weekers will also get to participate in Maccabia (color war) and go to the Big Surf Waterpark with us in the final week of the session.
Entering 8th -9th grade
(4 week sessions)
Masada- (girls and boys)
Entering 10th grade
(4 week sessions)
Masada village is tucked away in the woods with its own kitchen, bath house, program pavilion, and the tents that the campers and staff live in ( no electric in tents). Other campers are not allowed, without an invitation, into the Masada village.
As to the Masada schedule, a few things to note:
- Your camper will be at camp in Rocky Mount for the first 6 days, and the final 5 days of the session. The remainder of time will be spent exploring in the mountains of Colorado.
- While in Colorado, your campers will do a tremendous amount of hiking, some touring of cities, whitewater rafting ... and then other activities that change from year to year (tea factory touring or fishing or climbing are all possibilities).
- During their first week in camp, your camper's experience will be quite different than the "typical" Sabra experience:
a.) S/he will not be signing up for focus activities (these are activities chosen from a menu of options and attended for 3 days).
b.) Your camper will have the opportunity to do many of our activities once this week. That includes one experience at ski, ropes, swim, pool. Additionally, based upon availability and the discretion of the unit head, they may participate in other activity areas (i.e. sail, arts & crafts, canoe, etc.).
c.) These campers hike, learn to pack, cook, clean their own village and participate in community building experiences. They spend a good deal of time in the Masada village, out of main camp.
- Upon their return:
a.) They arrive home and unpack, organize and rest after the long, overnight bus ride home.
b.) In the remaining few days:
b.i) The whole camp is participating in Maccabia (our color wars), and the Masada campers are assigned to teams and encouraged to participate.
b.ii) The Masada group is preparing for the Masada Banquet, a rites of passage that all the alumni campers look forward to. At the banquet, the campers "host" the final dinner and plan entertainment, serve dinner and decorate the dining hall.
b.iii) The whole camp, including Masada, goes to Big Surf Water Park for most of a day..
b.iv) The whole camp packs to go home on the final day - Masada is packing, cleaning and organizing their village as well. In the afternoon, they are decorating the dining hall and making final preparations for the banquet.
When the Masada campers depart, our hope is that:
- They made a lasting Jewish community for themselves in the Masada group.
- They had the trip of a lifetime in Colorado.
- They had the chance to get a "taste" of the activities in main camp.
- They are excited to come back as staff and lead us in the future.