Amitzim includes grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade, which make up Unit 1 of Camp Emeth. Amitzim participate in all camp activities which are modified to meet the age appropriate needs of this young group of campers. Each camper is challenged to participate in all activities in order to experience and grow throughout the summer.
Chalutzim is our 3rd grade group and marks the entry into Unit 2. These campers participate in all Unit 2 daily activities and chugim, where they will mix with campers in 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
At Camp Emeth, our Rishonim campers experience their first out of camp trip along with Tsofim (5/6th grade). They end the day with an overnight back at camp. Going on this trip is something that all campers look forward to when they are in the younger groups.
“Rishon is the Hebrew word for “first”. In essence, Rishonim is plural for first and means that this is the first group whose goals extend to the development of an individual Jewish identity and leadership skills.”
Tsofim is our 5th & 6th grade group and part of Unit 2. In addition to our Trout Lodge trip, Tsofim campers experience a two night camping trip which includes a one day raft float trip at Ozark Outdoor Resort in Leasburg, MO.
Vatikim is our 7th& 8th grade group and is specifically designed for middle school campers. Our program offers a rare blend of traditional camp activities, combined with community service, as well as weekly field trips and an exciting two day, one night trip to Chicago.
Participants will be trained to assist counselors with age appropriate responsibilities and the supervision of an assigned group of campers. They will be required to stay with their assigned group for the entire camp day. We recognize that CIT’s are young people deserving of an adventure filled, exciting and fun summer. This program is flexible enough to offer the CIT valuable leadership skills while encouraging them to make the most of their summer experience.
We will be selective in choosing the participants for this program as it is designed for mature, service oriented teens to assist in camp operations. Only responsible, friendly, outgoing and fun oriented teens who are entering 9th grade are eligible.
There are no monetary costs to participate in this program CIT’s and in return we ask that the CIT is helpful, responsible and capable of assisting in the program support and ensuring the safety of our younger campers.
Please go back to the Camp Emeth home page for the link to the CIT application if you would like to apply for this program.
Beth Kodner, Camp Director