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Created: February 20, 2020 | by Camp Galil
What is kupah?

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.