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Information for Retreat 2018 Attendees


MAY 4 - 6
Camp Kutz
46 Bowen Road
Warwick, NY 10990
Love Your Neighbor As Yourself: 
Being a Good Person in a Hard World
V'ahavta L’re’acha Kamocha
(Leviticus 19:18)
  • Handouts for Workshop Sessions

Click a workshop below for that session's handouts. 

Please note:  Copies will also be available at the retreat, so there is no need to print at home.

  • Information for Families with Children: Makom Youth Groups

We are so excited to have opportunities to bond as an inter-generational community as well as having some designated chanichim (campers) and madrichim (path leaders/counselors) bonding time.

Our goal is for our children to have rich Jewish social experiences while at camp. These will be centered around the overall retreat theme of V'Ahavta L'Reyacha Kamocha. Some of the time chanichim will be with their parents - in the bunk, at meals or tefilla (prayers), free time or havdallah (Shabbat closing ritual).

Whether it's during the hours of Makom Youth Groups or during family time we ask that families become familiar with the 8 SAJ Makom Values and Expectations. We refer to these throughout the year at Makom. This intimate setting camp setting, with our theme of building appreciation and respect for each other, is a beautiful time to reinforce these ideas and language for all ages. Please familiarize yourself with these values and expectations so that we can benefit from this shared language while on retreat. In this vein, our Makom Youth Groups will each have a name:

  • Pre-k is Pela (wonder)
  • K - 3rd grades is Kavod (respect)
  • 4 - 6th grades is Simcha (joy)
  • Tweens and teens are Ruach (spirit, yes . . .  as in teen spirit)
  • All staff (teen or adult) are madrhichim (path leaders). 

When you arrive at Camp Kutz, Makom staff will great you with:

  • A family schedule for the weekend
  • A sign up for evening watch over sleeping children in the bunks (from 8 - 11 pm),
  • Confirm allergy information, pronoun preference review and your child's favorite activities to best provide simcha (joy) and shleymut (wholeness/peace/safety).
  • You will also be asked to review and sign the "8 SAJ Makom Values and Expectations" as a brit (reciprocal covenant and intention). 

If you have any questions about the weekend please contact  See you at camp!

Tue, February 19 2019 14 Adar I 5779