Here at camp Mosh we believe that a little labor goes a long way. Oftentimes at home others help clean up after both kids and counselors alike, but at camp we strive to stay self sufficient as a community and do our own work. So each morning after a yummy breakfast we split up into our anafim (work groups) and get to work. Some groups do things for camps enjoyment, like anaf Medurah (building a Saturday night bonfire) or anaf shabbat (making decorations for Friday). Some other groups clean up camp spaces, like the MLC or the sherutim (bathrooms).
Every camper has their group for the session (or however long they are here for) and oftentimes grow close to their work, enjoying the work and returning to the same anaf year after year. At the same time, others like to switch around and get tastes of each anaf.
The groups are mixed by age groups, so a camper going into 4th grade helps out camp just as much as one of the elder campers entering 10th grade. With this common goal, the campers bond and move towards their end goal together. It’s always great to make new friends of all ages, and working towards something together helps that process even more. Especially when we make doing the work fun!
Anyways, here’s a list of all our wonderful anafim that help machaneh (camp) run smoothly and some pictures of them!
-Sabbaba (Cleaning the bathrooms)
-Medurah (Building the Saturday night)
-Shabbat (Making decorations and preparing for Friday night)
-Ashpah (Taking out trash around machaneh)
-Gan/Pinat Chai (Maintaing our garden and caring for our animals)
-MLC/SIF (Cleaning the MLC and the Sif)
-Aruchat Boker (Toranut for breakfast)
-Tziyur (Mural painting)
-Brecha (Helping our rosh brecha clean the pool)