At Camp Ruach this summer, we will be learning what it means to keep our Eyes Wide Open. Whether we are recognizing our own needs, those of fellow campers or the needs of the entire world, we will practice seeing ourselves, each other and our world with compassion.
Session 1: June 17-June 21
b’reisheet ruach (creating the spirit of camp)
All beginnings are exciting and everything is possible.
• Highlights: Discovery Day, Gesher camping field trip and overnight, Chaverim JCC overnight. Field Trip: Trampoline Park
• Chugim: Lego Land, Pavilion Games, Lanyards
Session 2: June 24-June 28
b’tzelem elohim (the divine spark)
Each of us is unique but we all share a sacred light.
• Highlights: Dress up Your Counselor Day, Gesher overnight at the JCC, Kochavim overnight at the JCC. Field Trip: Gem Mining
• Chugim: Song Circle, Gaga Gauntlet, and more
Session 3: July 1-July 5 (no camp on July 4)
We each embark on our own journey as we learn together.
• Highlights: Backwards Day, Gesher overnight at the JCC. Field Trip: Water Park
• Chugim: Magic Cards,
Pavilion Games and more!
Session 4: – July 8-July12
As our community grows stronger, so do our friendships!
• Highlights: Scavenger Hunt, Israeli Shlichot, Gesher overnight at the JCC. Field Trip: Chimney Rock
• Chugim: A Taste of Israel, Pavilion Games and more
Session 5: July 15-July19
We focus on building a brighter future together.
• Highlights: Maccabiah Games, Israeli Schlichot, Gesher and Chaverim overnight at the JCC. Field Trip: Asheville Creative Arts Production-Charlotte’s Web
• Chugim: 9 Square, A Taste of Israel, and more!
Session 6: July 22-July 26
Summer is all about exciting new adventures!
• Highlights: Israel Day, Israeli Schlichot, Gesher camping overnight. Field Trip: Asheville Museum of Science
• Chugim: A Taste of Israel, Lanyards and more!
Session 7: July 29-August 2
Ma’assim Tovim (good deeds)
The joy of doing Good Deeds
• Highlights: Seth Day, Kochavim and Gesher overnight. Field Trip: Trampoline Park
• Chugim: Gaga Gauntlet, Magic Cards and more!
Session 8: August 5-August 9
Shmirat haGuff v Nefesh (Guarding the Mind and Body)
Let’s connect or bodies and spirit
• Highlights: Ruach Relay Chaverim & Gesher overnights at the JCC. Field Trip: Asheville Treetop Adventures
• Chugim: 9 Square, Lanyards and more!
Session 9: August 12-August 16
Celebrate all the places you’ve gone this glorious summer!
• Highlights: Wacky Water Olympics, Bonim & Gesher overnights at the JCC. Field Trip: Lake Lure Beach Party!
• Chugim: 9 Square, Magic Cards and more!