Kupah literally translates from Hebrew to “cash register.” In Habonim Dror we translate it as a “cooperative fund.” Kupah is the way in which we insert elements of cooperative living into camp life. All age groups at camp have a pooled fund and the group decides as a democratic community how to use those funds. Through kupah campers learn about sharing, teamwork, compromise, democracy, budgeting, and more.
Kupah funds are used as a central canteen from which campers can draw personal necessities such as toiletries, stationary, etc. The fund can also be used for special treats as decided by the campers.