A Typical Day

Camp Galil's daily schedule is packed with meals, education, sports, and community/group activities, while still providing enough free time during the day for rest. Here are a few parts of the schedule ( seder yom ) for a typical day at Galil, plus some activities that we do only on Shabbat to make the day special from the rest of the week.

  • Morning

    Wake Up
    השכמה
    Hashkama

    Wake Up
    השכמה
    Hashkama

    Campers wake to music each morning. Live-in Counselors assist campers as needed, in getting ready to greet a new day.

    Flag Raising
    התכנסות בוקר
    Hitkansut Boker

    Flag Raising
    התכנסות בוקר
    Hitkansut Boker

    This is the first all-camp event of the day. Campers also participate in our useful Hebrew ( Ivrit Shimushit ) skit every morning.

    Breakfast
    ארוחת בוקר
    Aruchat Boker

    Breakfast
    ארוחת בוקר
    Aruchat Boker

    Daily Jobs
    עבודה
    Avodah

    Daily Jobs
    עבודה
    Avodah

    Galil is based on the kibbutz in Israel and avoda is an integral part of that experience. Each camper chooses a work project at the beginning of each session of camp.

    Cabin Cleanup
    ניקיון צריף
    Nikayon Tzrif

    Cabin Cleanup
    ניקיון צריף
    Nikayon Tzrif

    Each day the campers return to their cabins to clean before starting the rest of the day.

    Age Group Activity
    פעילות שכבה
    Peulat Shicvah

    Age Group Activity
    פעילות שכבה
    Peulat Shicvah

    A daily age-group activity. This time is used either for games, learning, or group building and community activities.

    Instructional Swim
    שחייה לימודית
    Schiyah Limudit

    Instructional Swim
    שחייה לימודית
    Schiyah Limudit

    Instructional swim is mandatory for all campers through Sayarim (rising 7th graders). Each age group has the pool to themselves during instructional swim.

    Sports
    זמן ספורט
    Zman Sport

    Sports
    זמן ספורט
    Zman Sport

    Campers choose their sport on a weekly basis. We offer a variety of options including soccer, ultimate frisbee, basketball, swimming, track, volleyball, football, aerobics, and yoga.
  • Afternoon

    Shower Time
    רחצה
    Rachatzah

    Shower Time
    רחצה
    Rachatzah

    This time is set aside for campers to shower or clean up after sports, but before lunch.

    Lunch
    ארוחת צהריים
    Aruchat Tzoharayim

    Lunch
    ארוחת צהריים
    Aruchat Tzoharayim

    Rest Time
    מנוחה
    Menucha

    Rest Time
    מנוחה
    Menucha

    Campers relax in their bunks and take time to read and write their mail. Other typical activities include practicing musical instruments, playing sports or cards, and reading.

    Age Group Activity
    peulat shikvah

    Age Group Activity
    peulat shikvah

    Same as peulat shikvah aleph -- an activity run for each individual age group each day.

    Free Swim
    שחייה חופשית
    Schiyah Chofsheet

    Free Swim
    שחייה חופשית
    Schiyah Chofsheet

    A very popular part of hot summer days!

    Snack Time
    כיבוד
    Kibud

    Snack Time
    כיבוד
    Kibud

    Specialty Playshops
    סדנאות
    Sadnaot

    Specialty Playshops
    סדנאות
    Sadnaot

    Sadnaot are an opportunity for campers to focus on an area of interest. Workshops include Hebrew, nature, ropes course, sports, arts and crafts, Israeli dancing, Israeli culture, and more. Activities are led by specialists.

    Electives
    חוגים
    Chugim

    Electives
    חוגים
    Chugim

    At the start of each session campers choose their chug . Chugim vary each year. Past activities have included soapstone carving, ultimate frisbee, arts and crafts, music appreciation, and yoga.
  • Evening

    Song Session & Flag Lowering
    שירה ו׳התכנסות ערב
    Shira v’Hitkansut Erev

    Song Session & Flag Lowering
    שירה ו׳התכנסות ערב
    Shira v’Hitkansut Erev

    We gather around the flagpole again to lower our flags. During shira we teach camp songs in Hebrew and English. Campers who already know the songs help teach new campers.

    Dinner
    ארוחת ערב
    Aruchat Erev

    Dinner
    ארוחת ערב
    Aruchat Erev

    Free Time
    חופש
    Chofesh

    Free Time
    חופש
    Chofesh

    Evening Program
    תוכנית ערב
    Tochnit Erev

    Evening Program
    תוכנית ערב
    Tochnit Erev

    This activity is either with the whole camp or by age group. Every evening is different and can be anything from a camp-wide game of capture the flag or themed party to a quiet, reflective small group activity.

    Lights Out
    לילה טוב
    Lyla Tov

    Lights Out
    לילה טוב
    Lyla Tov

  • Special Shabbat Activities

    Kabbalat Shabbat
    קבלת שבת
    Welcoming Shabbat

    Kabbalat Shabbat
    קבלת שבת
    Welcoming Shabbat

    Each age group ( shikvah ) performs a song and dance. The entire camp sings songs about Shabbat and peace before heading to a special dinner.

    Oneg
    עונג שבת
    Friday Night Delight

    Oneg
    עונג שבת
    Friday Night Delight

    Each week a different shikvah has the chance to write, star in, create the costumes and sets for, and direct a skit for the camp.

    Israeli Folk Dancing
    ריקודי עם
    Rikkudei Am

    Israeli Folk Dancing
    ריקודי עם
    Rikkudei Am

    Shabbat Electives
    חוגים רציניים
    Chugim Ritzinim

    Shabbat Electives
    חוגים רציניים
    Chugim Ritzinim

    Our Shabbat schedule ( seder yom ) is relaxed. Campers can choose a chug that is different than the one they usually participate in. Shabbat Chugim are usually more reflective and connected to nature.

    Musicale

    Musicale

    A fantastic opportunity for campers to share their musical and poetic abilities in a supportive environment. Campers usually play their instruments, sing, or read poems during this time.

    Shabbat Closing Ritual
    הבדלה
    Havdalah

    Shabbat Closing Ritual
    הבדלה
    Havdalah

    The entire camp comes together to sing the prayers and listen to relaxing music under the stars.

    Bonfire
    מדורה
    Medurah

    Bonfire
    מדורה
    Medurah

    Another opportunity for campers to showcase their talents in comedy, skits, and dancing. Led by our oldest campers, everyone has the opportunity to be a part of the experience.