Friday (after lunch)
- Tent/Cabin Activity
Campers enjoy having fun with their bunkmates and counselors.
- Free Swim
Swimming is available in the pool or the lake.
- Washing up
Extra time is given for campers to wash up and change into nice clothes. Boys generally wear a polo or button up shirt with nice jeans or slacks. Girls normally wear sun-dresses, skirts, or nice pants.
- Optional Prayers
- Family Time (Mishpachot)
Campers are grouped by hometown region and take time to reflect on their week. Lead by counselors from their area, this is a time for campers to get to know and spend time with other Tavor campers they might see at home during the school year. They share stories from the week, favorite experiences at camp, and wish each other well before welcoming the Shabbat.
- Flag Lowering and Welcoming Shabbat (Kabbalat Shabbat)
As the sun goes down, we gather together on “Shabbat Hill” for a song and dance performed by one of our age groups to welcome the Sabbath. A traditional prayer service is offered earlier in the evening for those campers interested in attending.
Friday night dinner consists of vegetable soup, roasted chicken, potatoes, vegetables from our organic garden, challah, and salad bar. Creative options for vegans, vegetarians, and campers with food sensitivities are also available. Friday dessert is fresh watermelon, a Tavor favorite! We conclude dinner with good singing and cheer through out the dining hall.
- Skits (Oneg)
Each week one age group puts on a humorous and witty play for the rest of camp. Campers generally form a committee to write and organize their play. These usually highlight recent camp events, notable moments, and summer jokes.
- Israeli Dancing
During the day campers have time to learn one of our many exciting and popular dances in order to be better prepared for the evening activity. All of our campers have fun dancing together! Evening snacks (usually fresh fruit) are also served at this time.
- Evening Basketball
Our Bogrim (oldest campers) are thrilled to be invited to evening basketball for the first time! Whether playing on the court or watching from the sidelines, our Bogrim, Madatzim, and counselors enjoy this special time together.