Daily Life at Camp

Camp Achvaniks have RUACH (SPIRIT)!

Every day at Camp Achva is filled with fun! Each camp group follows a unique daily schedule that includes a variety of engaging and meaningful activities. From arts & crafts and sports, to Israeli culture and drama, each camper finds something they love at camp while making new friends and gaining new skills!
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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CAMP ACTIVITY?

"I love color wars!"
"Playing Gaga and kickball with my friends."
"The counselors know how to have fun!"

SUMMER'S HOT. CAMP IS COOL!

Campers experience new activities and environments as they grow

Our camp programming grows with campers, arcing through their Camp Achva experience and supporting their development. The arc is designed to meet campers where they are socially, emotionally, and physically, as well as, to challenge campers with where they want to go with expanded activity options as campers age up through Camp.

WOODWORKING IS NOT HARD AS NAILS

With guidance from supportive staff, campers gain self-confidence and pride

One of Camp Achva's most popular activities is woodworking. The activity allows them to use strength, coordination, and their listening skills to build structures for which they are proud.

HONING-IN ON ACCURACY AND POWER

The custom-made Slingshot Range is a camp fave and skill-builder

Our younger campers develop eye-hand coordination and skills on the custom-made slingshot range. These abilities translate to the skills needed for archery when they transition to the Chalutzim unit.

STAYING ON TARGET!

Archery helps develop life skills.

Balance and coordination, depth perception, composure, and accuracy are just some of the skills acquired when practicing archery.

FUELING CREATIVITY

Campers have the space and are urged to be creative

Whether making friendship bracelets, tie-dying t-shirts, painting watermelons, or creating a unique craft... campers are encouraged to let their creative juices flow.

BUILT ON TRADITIONS

Camp embraces the past while encouraging new ideas

Camp Achva has so many wonderful traditions! Campers are taught spirited songs and dances that they look forward to repeating year after year.

Each day, campers will rotate through different activities with their groups so that all campers have the best chance of experiencing the activities that are age appropriate for them!

Start End Activity
08:45am 09:00am 🚗 Carpool
09:00am 09:10am Group Time
09:15am 09:30am 📣 Mifkad (morning pep rally)
09:35am 10:05am First activity (Slingshots or Archery)
10:15am 10:45am 🥨 Second activity + snack (friendship bracelets & board games
10:55am 11:25am Third activity (Gaga, Volleyball or Kickball)
11:35am 12:05pm 🌿 Fourth activity (mystery trail or virtual games)
12:15pm 12:45pm Lunch
12:55pm 01:25pm 🕺 Fifth activity (Dance or Music)
01:35pm 02:05pm Sixth activity (Israeli Culture or Rhythm)
02:15pm 02:45pm 🎨 Seventh activity (Arts & Crafts or Woodworking)
02:55pm 03:25pm Unit activity (Talent Show or Relay Races)
03:40pm 04:00pm 🚗 Carpool

 

Mifkad Dances Introductory Videos (See and practice our Mifkad dances! 👯👯👯)

Summer 2024 Camp Calendar

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REGISTER FOR CAMP

June 24-August 2, 2024
Fun. Friends. Family.

Camp Contacts

Main Office:
703.537.3092
CampAchva@theJ.org

If you have questions, please contact our camp management staff:

 

School-Age Services Director
Greg Feitel (He/Him) 703.537.3061
  School-Age Services Assistant Director
Erica Milgram (She/Her) 703.537.3041
School-Age Services Inclusion & Belonging Coordinator
Eila Nash 703.537.3092
  School-Age Services Program Coordinator
Jeremy Nowell 703.537.3063
Registrar
Rachel Dannick 703.537.3021