Summer 2019

Week Three at Mogen Av!

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Non-stop action. Full days of fun. Exciting activities.



Visiting Day, Trip One 2019

It was truly a wonderful sight to behold as parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins came to visit their children, grandchildren, brothers and nephews, and enjoy the beautiful warm weather that the Catskill Mountains have to offer. We had a fantastic turnout and a delicious lunch buffet served up by Simcha Weichbrod of Simcha’s by Simcha (whose summer job happens to be Head Chef at Camp Mogen Av!).


The Krach Fun de JOEY!

It was LIVE! It was LOUD! It was Joey to the MAX! What a concert we had with Joey Newcomb, featuring all his songs from his latest album in an amazing stage performance. In his unique and uplifting singing, Joey engaged every camper! Everyone was into it as he took the stage with his famous Krach Fun de Pickle (with a live pickle too!) and nobody wanted the awesome concert night to end. What a fantastic way to come off of Visiting Day!


Late Night Carnival 2019

From the beginning of the week, all the campers had one mission: to come up with the most creative, popular, and well-run carnival booth. From the famous Paper Toss game to the Cornstarch Challenge, each booth was a unique and fun attraction. Of course, no carnival is a real carnival if it doesn’t include popcorn, cotton candy, a full BBQ, and an assortment of blowup rides and races. We had a blast late into the night!


Bear Safety Training

Living in camp means living in the wild. So although we don’t anticipate bears on our campus, we nevertheless take all the precautions we can. We are privileged to have on campus Tani Prero, a well-known wilderness expert who gave an interactive workshop to our campers and staff of the Dos and Don’ts when it comes to bears. Safety is our top priority and we take it very seriously.

Week Two at Mogen Av!

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Trip one is ROCKING!
Leagues. Cookouts. Bonfires. Trips. Games. Night Activities.
All in a typical week at Camp Mogen Av



MArom and MA’aleh go to Scranton

The trip began with a couple hours at the Skyzone trampoline park, but that was just to wear ’em out. Next stop was a RailRiders baseball game, with the first pitch thrown by our very own Yossi Klass. Supper was by the tailgate, and the game was nonstop fun. Then to top it off, there was an amazing fireworks display after the game that put this trip right over the top!


Yukel Day 2019

And the winner is:
The day you know and love, Yukel Day has come (and passed)! Shout out to the Junior Division team of Marketing Mishaps! An honorable mention to the Senior team of Air Travel, the MA’aleh team of Division, and the MArom team of Emotion!


Bowling Trips for Everyone

It might not be Thanksgiving, but that didn’t stop the turkeys from rolling. On Tuesday, MArom and MA’aleh divisions were treated to a bowling outing, followed by Senior and Junior divisions who went yesterday. Bowl on!


Human Hungry Hungry Hippos

In a loud and exciting scuffle, 8 teams competed to collect as many colored balls as they could. Armed with helmets, wheels, and a crate, they were ‘wheelbarrowed’ around the gym as their teammates roared with laughter!


Visiting Day, Trip One, 2019

This Sunday (July 7th) will be Visiting Day. We look forward to seeing you on our beautiful campus located in Swan Lake. Visiting hours are from 11:30am-5:30pm. A complimentary lunch will be served in the dining room from 12:30pm to 2pm.
We have an extraordinarily dedicated, caring and responsible group of staff here in Mogen Av. They spend their day building healthy relationships trying to find the personalized formulas to ensure your son has a growing, exciting stay in camp both in Ruchniyus and Gashmiyus. It goes without saying that they are strong role models with exemplary Middos Tovos. The camp has a mandatory tipping policy as a way of showing Hakoras Hatov to the staff members who tirelessly care for your son on a daily basis.
Many of our staff depend solely on tips as their compensation for their hard work and as such, we are requiring parents to tip the staff that have done such a wonderful job with your son. Please show your appreciation accordingly. A tipping schedule can be found in the Visiting Day brochure and is available in the office.

Welcome to Summer 2019!

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Welcome campers old and new!
The summer is off to a fantastic start as we approach our first shabbos in camp!

S’mores in a Cone!
As if arriving in camp wasn’t enough of an excitement, we started off Day 1 with S’mores in a cone! Hot off the grill, these delicious and sticky treats were handed out as campers waited to receive their bunks. These tasty goodies made the return to camp sweeter than ever!
Up For Anything – Year Five!
Thursday night, in a messy chaos, campers did things they never thought were possible! This wonderful activity provided a perfect ice breaker for new and old campers to meet. From slimy spaghetti to shaving cream to chocolate syrup, nothing was left out of this crazy, wacky and, most of all, hilarious night activity!
A whole new way to play Ultimate! Our campers saw first hand the level of skill required to knock off those little rockets! What a time the MA’aleh division had!
9 Square in the Air
The perfect 9 player volleyball game! The Senior Division had quite some time knocking the ball about. Next time we are going to try it in our black-light arena…
Mountain Boarding
Summer + Snowboarding = Perfection
Our Juniors got to try their hand on the gorgeous hill overlooking White Lake!