FAQ

Questions

Answers

Do you have open houses I can attend?

Yes!  We have periodic open houses in Baltimore, Washington and the surrounding areas. Please contact abby@campmosh.org for more information.

What are the dates of your sessions?

  • First session begins on Sunday, June 25 and ends on Friday, July 21.
  • Second session begins on Monday, July 24 and ends on Sunday, August 13.

When is Visitor's Day 2017?

  • First Session Visitors' Day is Sunday, July 9 from 12 noon until 5 p.m.
  • Second Session Visitors' Day is Sunday, August 6 from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

What happens on Visitor's Day?

Moms, Dads, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents and alumni come to visit! Bring a kosher lunch for your bunch, see a great camper-produced show and meet important staff at camp.  The pool will be open, and there will be a softball game, so come prepared!

Can we bring our dog on Visitor's Day?

You are welcome to bring your dog and people friendly dog, but please make sure it's on a leash, and that you clean up after any doggie "business."  Don't forget Fido's water, it gets really hot!

What happens with two-week campers?

Two-week campers will either go home with Mom and Dad on Visitors' Day or will sign on for another two weeks.  Either way, come to the office to let us know what's happening.  If your child extends for another two weeks s/he will return home on the regular bus with the full session campers.

What time do the buses leave for camp? Where do they leave from?

On Opening Day, we will board buses at Blair High School at 9 a.m. Return campers will arrive at approximately noon back to Blair High School.

The bus will leave from the parking lot of Beth Israel Congregation on Crondall Lane in Ownings Mills at 10:30 a.m.  Return campers will arrive at approximately 11:30 a.m.

What happens with campers' luggage?

There will be a truck to transport all the campers' luggage. Just bring it to the bus, and we will help your child get it to their bunk.

What type of luggage should I use?

Most campers chose to use a footlocker because it keeps clothing organized and clean.  They can also use the trunk as a table.  Please use whatever you like, though.  We also have campers who use duffel bags and suitcases.  Whatever works for you!

Can I pay by credit card?

We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do charge a non-refundable 2.5% processing fee for credit card payment. Credit card payments are processed through our registration system, CampMinder. If you prefer to pay by check, please send payment to our administrative office. Camp Moshava, 6101 Executive Blvd, Suite 319, North BEthesda, MD 20852.

What if my child has medical issues?

We have a Registered Nurse at camp 24 hours a day. Our RN will review your camper's medical form and will call you if there is a need. A local doctor from Bel Air shares his expertise with us by allowing our children to come to his clinic. There is a 24 hour emergency clinic minutes from camp and for extreme emergencies, Harford County Hospital is only a few minutes away. 

Can I send emails to my camper?

Emails may be sent through our on-line registration system for a fee.  Campers will receive the emails but are not able to respond via email.  We LOVE snail mail letter writing!  Send your camper lots and lots of wonderfully upbeat handwritten letters.

Can I send a package to my camper?

Campers love to get packages from home.  Please send books, cards, team building games and fun stuff!  Please do not send any food items.

Do I really need to send all that clothing on the clothing list?

Yes!  Whether your child is coming to camp for two, three or four weeks, all the clothing will be used.  Laundry goes out once a week, so your child will need enough for two weeks.  Click here for a full packing list.

Do two-week campers need a sleeping bag?

All campers will use sleeping bags.  Two-week campers may go on at least one overnight camping experience.

What is the food like? What if my camper has allergies?

We have a kosher kitchen.  Our campers love the food!  We gear our menu to kid favorites while maintaining a healthy, balanced meal.  If your child has specific allergies, let us know.  We always have vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free choices.

What if my camper doesn't know Hebrew?

No problem!  We spend a lot of time orienting new campers.  We explain what all the words mean, and our staff makes sure that campers understand what's happening at all times.  You'll be amazed at how much Hebrew your child will absorb!

Can I be in the same bunk as my friend?

If you and your friend are in the same grade, you can request to be together. 

Can I bring my cell phone to camp?

No, we do not allow cell phones at camp.  You will be too busy with your camp friends to make any calls!  Any cell phones will be confiscated and returned at the end of the camp session. Camp is a time to unplug!

Can I contribute to Habonim Dror Camp Moshava?

Yes! Mark a special occasion with a contribution to our scholarship fund. The honoree will receive a letter letting them know a contribution was made in their honor. It's a great way to help children enjoy Moshava.