Typical Day

Exciting activities and programming fill each day at Camp Judah West.  The daily schedule affords campers the time to explore individual interests and bond with peers. Each group’s schedule is carefully tailored to their specific needs and interests, based on age as well as gender.  A typical day begins with Tefillah, followed by breakfast.  After cabin clean-up, campers attend three morning activities.  A buffet lunch and rest hour are followed by two additional activity periods and a recreational sixth period for the oldest age group.  Activities include a daily chinuch period.  Our dynamic Jewish educators have designed a unique curriculum for the summer, to specifically intrigue our campers with fascinating torah lessons, not discussed during the school year.  Our older age groups have an optional daily Beit Midrash program for both boys and girls.  Night activities include theatre productions, sports leagues, and group games.  Following the evening snack, lights out is scheduled according to age.  Note: This typical schedule is followed during regular program days.  Special event days occur approximately every fifth day. On such days, campers enjoy either a trip day off camp grounds or special programming in camp.  On Shabbat we develop a unique schedule in order to elevate the significance of Shabbat and create a unifying spiritual experience.

Sunday through Friday:

7:35am – WAKEUP

8:00amTefillah

8:30am – BREAKFAST

9:00 – 9:15am – Bunk Cleanup

9:30 – 10:15am – 1st Activity

10:30 – 11:15am – 2nd Activity    **(Fresh Fruit Cart Open)**

11:30 – 12:15pm – 3rd Activity

12:30pm – LUNCH

1:00 – 2:15pm – Rest / Common / Phone Call Period

2:15 – 3:00pm – Electives

3:00 – 3:45pm – 4th Activity

4:00 – 4:45pm – 5th Activity     **(Snack Cart Open)**

4:50 – 5:30pm – 6th Activity

5:35 – 6:30pm – Shower/Dress time

6:30pmMincha

6:45pm – DINNER

7:20pmArvit

7:30pm – Night Activity (All Divisions)

Last Activity – Canteen “The SHUK @ Machane Yehudah

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Shabbat Schedule:

9:00am – WAKEUP

9:30amTefillah

10:15amKiddush and Breakfast

10:45amKriyat HaTorah and Musaf

12:00 – 1:30pm – Shabbat Break

1:30pm – Shabbat Lunch

2:30pmMincha

2:45 – 5:30pmMENUCHAT SHABBAT

5:30 – 6:25pm – 1st Shabbat Activity

6:30 – 7:10pmChinuch Period

7:15pmSeudat Shlishit

Arvit following Seudat Shlishit

Camp Wide Bonfire Havdallah and Kumzits

Night Activity and Canteen @ The SHUK

Meals

During meal time, all campers unite to strengthen our sense of community. They share well balanced meals with a multitude of options. The menu is carefully planned with the campers’ needs and desires in mind. Each meal is served with fresh fruit and incorporates vegetarian options. Highlights include mid-morning “fruit breaks,” pasta/potato bars, and homemade soups. On Shabbat we strive to create meals reminiscent of home. Our canteen, known as “The Shuk @ Machane Yehudah,” is the highlight of many evenings. Each camper receives a credit, and is given the freedom to treat themselves to snacks and delights after night activities. The entire camp is strictly kosher.