Welcome back to Einav Dvir, this summer as Rosh Machnaut!
Roles at camp:
This will be my third year on camping staff.
My previous two summers at camp I was part of the camping staff (מחנאות), and the first year was on Bogrim’s staff and second year on Machon’s staff. This summer I’ll be Rosh of camping staff and on Nivonim staff.
How you found out about Ramah:
Gal (Atia) was looking for new shlichim (Israeli staff members) and he asked me if I was interested in coming to work at camp. Of course I was! So, thank you Gal! 😊
Other camp experiences:
I was a camper all my childhood and a counselor at a youth movement in Israel and every summer there would be a camp that included many hiking trips, outdoor cooking, and other nature activities.
Favorite thing about camp:
Cabin camping trip!!!!
Most looking forward to:
I’m really excited to spend another summer with my chanichim (campers), aidat hanivonim (Nivonim, entering 11th graders), especially at the new givah! And I’m really excited to start working with the outdoors staff!
Life outside camp:
I study human resources management at Hadassah College in Jerusalem.
I’m from Israel and am from a town named Shoham, right by the Ben Gurion airport. So if you’re in the area, come and visit. 😃
by Bar Mashiach, Rosh Camping
One of Camp Ramah’s greatest assets is its location, deep within the beautiful, never ending forests of Wisconsin. Sometimes you really want to get out and explore your surroundings, and that is exactly what we do on our hikes and camping trips.
Each tiyul (hike) gives our campers an experience that is completely different than anything else they experience regularly in camp. The younger campers explore trails in the woods on the 75 undeveloped acres owned by camp on the other side of Buckatabon Road. They learn cool tricks like how to make a whistle from an acorn hat or how to navigate with a map to get to their picnic site at McLeod Lake.
Our older campers take longer trips, farther away from camp, and are already pros at setting up their own tents and cutting up vegetables for their dinner cooked over a fire. They learn about different types of fires, how to start them and different aspects of fire safety. The Machon campers learned fire writing to make the opening sign for Yom Sport and the Nivonim boys and girls each went on an amazing three-day canoe trip down the Flambeau River in northern Wisconsin.
On all our camping trips we end the day by gathering around the bonfire to roast marshmallows and make s’mores together. We tell stories, sing songs and then crawl into our sleeping bags surrounded by friends in a beautiful Northwoods setting.
Bar Mashiach joins us this year from Rosh Haayin in Israel. This is her second summer as part of our Mishlachat (Israeli staff delegation) and she is very excited to return to Ramah to lead our machnaut (camping) program. She was a camping counselor last year as well.
Bar studied biology and geography at a school in her town, Rosh Haayin, and she was part of the Israeli Scouts for many years. She currently works at a camping equipment store.
Bar came to Ramah through the Jewish Agency as part of the Summer Shlichim program. Her favorite part about camp is the serenity during Shabbat. She’s looking forward to seeing everyone and experiencing new things this summer. She can’t wait to share her love of the outdoors with the campers and she hopes they will love the outdoors as much as she does.