Machane Bonim Tavor (MBT)
For rising 11th graders
The MBT program is a 3-week program for rising 11th graders that includes a multi-day outdoor adventure trip to Northern Michigan, an immersive Service Learning experience in Detroit with Repair the World Detroit focused on Food Sovereignty
and Service in Support of Social Change, and time together as a kvutzah celebrating Shabbat each weekend with the Camp Tavor community.
The MBT runs from Sunday, June 26th through Sunday, July 17th
(These dates line up with Camp Tavor’s Amelimot and Chotrimot First Session 2022).
$4,812* and $100.00 for Kupah
(*transportation is available to and from camp at extra cost)
You can apply for Camp Tavor Scholarship through your CampinTouch accounts.
Week One: Sunday, June 26th - Sunday, July 3rd
MBT begins June 26th at Camp Tavor in Three Rivers. This first week at camp will serve to prepare the kvutza (age group) for the summer ahead and to reunite and reconnect as a kvutza. You will work together to plan your tiyul (outdoor adventure trip) and explore the options available to you when you travel to Detroit to work alongside Repair the World’s community partners to explore Food Sovereignty and Service in Support of Social Change.
Week Two: Monday, July 4th - Saturday, July 9th
The MBT kvutza will head out for a 4-day adventure to the amazing and scenic Wilderness State Park bordering Lake Michigan. The reserved camping site is within proximity to hiking trails, a day trip to Tahquamenon Falls in the UP, and time to relax on the beach. The Department of Natural Resources also hosts weekly nature programs in the spring and summer and we are hoping to build an opportunity to participate in some form of environmental stewardship while we are there. (TBD in the spring). MBT participants will return to Three Rivers Thursday or Friday for Shabbat at camp.
Week Three: Sunday, July 10th - Sunday, July 17th
On Sunday, July 10th, MBT participants will travel to Detroit to work with our partners at Repair the World. Participants will get to know the City of Detroit in a 5 day immersive experience and learn about food sovereignty through a socially conscious, Jewish values based, and racially just lens. Campers will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning and volunteering at community gardens, unique Urban Agriculture institutions like Keep Growing Detroit, and participate in revolutionizing food systems and pathways through mutual aid such as the Detroit Community Fridge. Lastly, we hope to answer the question " What does a resilient Detroit look like?" and will have the opportunity to explore the intersection of community, urban agriculture and art.
As we will be working with community partners and coordinating off-site housing it is
about your plans for this summer.
We have made arrangements with our Scholarship Committee to accept scholarship applications for the MBT program through March 15th, 2022.