COVID-19 & CAMP
Dear Moshava IO Community,
We hope that this e-mail finds you and your family are healthy and in good spirits. This is a particularly difficult time for all of us. We all pray that the drastic measures that many countries have taken will be successful and hope that we will see containment of Covid-19 in the relatively near future.
We are presently enthusiastically looking forward to Camp Moshava in 2020 to welcome your children, as we do annually, as they get off the buses, full of excitement and anticipation for the best summer of their lives. We are continuing to plan and organize all aspects of camp and all of our key staff, educators and Roshei Anafim (Department Heads) are using their time to plan for a wonderful summer – something our campers will certainly need and be looking forward to after their recent experiences.
We continue to remain in close contact with the CDC, the American Camping Association, the Wayne County Camping Association and the PA Department of Health and our own medical staff. As this situation evolves, much will change in the next three months and we are very optimistic that we will be able to run camp in a safe and healthy way for all involved. We will certainly keep you informed of all of our plans through frequent updates over the next few months.
In anticipation of concerns regarding refunds, Moshava will refund tuition if camp is not able to operate for the summer.
Over the next few weeks, we will send out inter-active activities and other on-line Moshava learning and contests that will engage your children.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We truly look forward to a great summer as we celebrate 50 years of Camp Moshava IO – at our current site in Indian Orchard, PA – More info to follow.
Alan Silverman – Camp Director
Channah Spiegelman – Rosh Moshava
Dr. Zev Jacobson – Chairman – Camp Committee
Below is an excellent article that gives a broader perspective on Jewish summer camps in North America in general and how everyone is grappling with the same issues: