Inclusion at Mosh

Inclusion at Mosh

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava is a safe space for children to learn and grow. We believe that a thriving community is one that embraces and celebrates diverse identities -- age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, religion, ability and socioeconomic status.

Known in the Jewish camping world as a leader in LGBTQ inclusion, Camp Mosh received the highest rating on the Jewish Organization Equality Index for LGBTQ inclusion in 2012. Mosh was also the first Jewish camp to offer All Gender housing* and bathroom options starting in 2017.

Our programming seeks to appreciate the value that each camper brings to camp-because of the individual, the community is stronger, because of the community, the individual is stronger. Racial Justice Night, Gender Empowerment Evening, queer kids club and Habonim Dror's positive masculinity curriculum are just a few examples of how we infuse the value of "shivyon erech ha'adam", the worth of all human beings, into our daily life at camp.

Our Melavimot (inclusion coordinators) work with parents, campers and staff to make sure we are meeting our campers where they are. Programs like Asepha Klalit (our weekly community meeting), our inclusion specialists and the gender inclusive Hebrew** we use are some of the ways we empower campers to be their truest selves!

We welcome all campers and families. We know that new experiences can be difficult for some, and we encourage you to contact us if you'd like to discuss how to make camp a rewarding and optimal experience for your child.

* CLICK HERE to learn more about our All Gender Housing.
**Read about Camp Mosh's gender inclusive Hebrew in this Washington Post article from 2016.