At camp, we use Hebrew words to reference almost everything. We have even modified the language to accommodate for all genders! You can read more about it here. Here is a glossary of commonly used words to help you better understand what happens at Mosh:
Machaneh - camp, e.g. machaneh Moshava means camp Moshava Chanichimot (singular - chanichol/chanicha/chanich) - campers Kvutsa - the people in a shichva Shichva - age group, e.g. Bonimot, Chotrimot, etc.
Nitzanim - (literally, buds) - going into 3rd grade Amelimot - (literally, workers) - going into 4th and 5th grades Chotrimot - (literally, rowers) - going into 6th and 7th grades Solelimot - (literally, pavers) - going into 8th grade Bonimot - (literally, builders) - going into 8th and 9th grades Bogrimot - (literally, graduates) - going into 10th grade Madatz - counselors in training - going into 11th grade
Tzevet - staff Tzevet Mitbach - kitchen staff Madrichimot (singular - madrichol/madricha/madrich) - counselors Mazkirut - head staff Kupa - literally means cash box, but we use this as a catch-all for things we share
Avodah - work Anafim (singular - anaf) - work groups that meet every morning
MLC/Sif - sweeping/mopping the MLC (pavilion) and sifria (library) Veggie cutting - cutting vegetables for meals Medurah - chopping firewood Ashpah - collecting and taking out the trash Aruchat Boker - (literally, breakfast) breakfast cleanup Sababa - (literally, awesome, cool) cleaning the sherutim (bathrooms) Gan - (literally, garden) - working in the garden and taking care of animals
Chugim (singular - chug) - special interest groups that meet daily Sadnaot - camp activities, e.g. canoeing, teva (nature walks), rikkud (Israeli dancing), etc. Toranut - dish duty - kids from each shichva are picked every day to set up for lunch and dinner as well as do the dishes.
Places Around Mosh:
Lower Shetach - where the younger kids live tzrifim (singular - tzrif) - cabin [Note: tzrifim are named after kibbutzim in Israel, e.g. Dafna, Grofit, Gezer, etc. Cabins are separated by age group.]
Upper Shetach - where the older kids live ohelim (singular - ohel) — tent [Note: like tzrifim, the ohelim are named after kibbutzim in Israel, e.g. Lotan, Tel Yosef, Yotvata, etc. Tents are separated by age group.]
Sifria - library Mirpa’ah (Marp for short) - nurse’s office MLC(Moadon L’Chaver) - literally, clubhouse of friendship - big red pavillion Chadar ochel - dining hall Mitbach - kitchen Shtifa - where dishes are washed and dried Melechet Yad(M-Yad for short) - arts and crafts building Brecha - pool Sherutim - bathroom Gan - garden Agam - lake Toren - flagpole, where we gather after breakfast and before dinner Chaniah - parking lot Kikar - road
Other places around machaneh we refer to in English, like the basketball court, softball field, gazebo, activities field, candy cane gazebo, etc.