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OUR PROGRAM

Camp Haitkvah is surrounded by water on three of its four sides and, as a result, we pride ourselves on focusing on lakefront fun. Every day, campers rotate to each of our three docks for things like waterskiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, inflatable fun, swimming lessons and more. When not on the lake, campers have access to equally fun land activities in athletics and the arts. Put simply, Camp Hatikvah provides campers with endless opportunities for fun! 

While Camp Hatikvah offers campers an opportunity to improve their skills sets in many areas, we take a recreational approach to programming with our main focus being on helping campers develop "soft skills". Specifically, through creative and engaging programming, we teach leadership, adaptability, responsibility and problem solving. We focus on the importance of teamwork and community and our campers leave camp feeling more confident, competent and enriched. This, we believe, is what makes our program so meaningful and impactful. 

WATERFRONT CHOICES

LAND CHOICES

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

VIDEOS

Activities
03:10
Camp Life
Shabbat At Camp Hatikvah
02:28
Final Banquet
Lakefront Fun
03:32
Maccabiah

A SAMPLE DAY AT CAMP HATIKVAH

7:45

Wake-up

8:15

Mifkad

8:30

 Breakfast 

9:15:

Nikayon (Cabin Cleanup)

9:30:

U-Dock (waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, sailing, corcling)

10:30:

Chug 1 (campers choose a land activity that is of specific interest to them)

11:30:

Chug 2 (campers choose a land activity that is of specific interest to them)

 

12:15:

Rechitzah (campers change for lunch)

12:30

Lunch

1:15

Menucha (rest period)

2:45:

A-Dock (swimming lessons)

3:30:

Popsicle Fun & Bagel Bar

4:00:

Y-Dock (canoeing and kayaking)

5:00:

Cabin Activity

5:45:

Rechitzah (campers change for dinner)

6:00:

Mifkad

6:15:

Dinner

7:30:

Evening Program

  • How structured is the day at Family Camp?
    Upon arrival at camp, you will be given a very detailed schedule of activity options we are offering over the course of the weekend. We encourage you to take full advantage of your time at camp by trying everything we have to offer but ultimately how much or how little you do is entirely up to you. You are welcome to come and go from all activities as you please.
  • Do you provide childcare?
    The schedule at Family Camp has been designed to allow you a chance to try everything Camp Hatikvah has to offer WITH your children. It is an excellent family bonding experience.
  • What are my childcare responsibilities?
    Parents are expected to accompany and directly supervise their children at all times during Family Camp. NO CHILD IS ALLOWED AT THE WATERFRONT WITHOUT A PARENT WHO IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SAFETY AND CARE.
  • How are meals offered at Family Camp?
    Due to COVID, our approach to meals will be a little different this year. Families will eat in scheduled 30 minute shifts with 12 families in the chadar at one time. Families will only be allowed to sit with members of their own family at a table.
  • Can I bring my own food to Family Camp?
    While it is not necessary, you are welcome to bring snacks to keep in your cabin provided they are nut free. To prevent rodents, please store this food in a sealed container. We are unable to store any of your personal food in our Chadar. A special note about COVID: we typically allow families to store their drinks in the SNIDER kitchen each summer. This will NOT be possible this year as that kitchen will remain locked the entire weekend.
  • I have a baby/toddler, is there anything special I need to bring?"
    Yes. Please bring a pack and play for them to sleep in to ensure their safety (our bunk beds are high off the ground), a portable high chair for meal time and a proper PFD lifejacket.
  • Will we need masks at Family Camp?
    Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces. However, we are choosing to close most indoor spaces for Family Camp this year so you will really only need to wear one when in the Chadar until seated at your table. Adults will also be asked to wear a mask in the shared washroom spaces unless they are brushing their teeth or showering.
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