Food & Misc.




All meals will be provided by the camp staff which will be basic camp food, menu TBA.  Past entrees have included falafel, chicken, beef, salad bar, etc. Vegetarian, Gluten, and Dairy Free meals are available for those who requested them via their registration. 

We provide mostly healthy choices and will make every attempt to accommodate special dietary needs within the limitation of the camp can supply. There are often a lot of vegetarians, so that non-meat choices will be available at every meal. We have reviewed the menus with the camp in advance to make sure that there is something for everyone. It is essentail that you carefully denote your dietary restrictions and allergies on the registration form.


Those attending out-of-camp activities may pack a lunch during breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We will provide a variety of lunch options, snacks, and fruit for you to choose.

Lunch will be served in camp for those who are not attending out-of-camp activities.

Kosher: Is the food Kosher?

  • Supervision:
    • A Mashgiach does NOT supervise Emma Kaufman camp food prep.
  • Food Source
  • Meats:
    • Boneless chicken, chicken thighs, drumsticks and all lunchmeats are from Empire products/deli which has Orthodox Union hechsher
    • Beef patties and chic/beef patties are both Shor Habor hechsher and Orthodox Union hechsher
    • Hebrew National hotdogs are Triangle K
    • Some of the ground chicken and ground beef have labels that are Indianapolis Orthodox Board of Kashrut
  • Food Prep and Dishes:
    • Every attempt is made to follow standard kosher laws
    • There is a total separation of plates, silverware, and cups in different closets
    • One dishwasher, but plates are washed separately for the different meals.
    • Tables are covered for meat meals and not covered for dairy meals
    • One stove area, prep area but prepared separately. There is a possibility of cross contamination but very limited.



Packing List

Highly suggested items: a day pack or fanny pack that can hold lunch, water bottle or hydration pack, and other various gear. Flashlight (headlamp if you have one) and extra batteries, bug spray, sunscreen, linens, pillows, and extra towels. Additionally, you may want to bring Frisbees, compass, stargazing guides, trekking poles, hat/caps, binoculars, field guides (bird/plant/mushroom/mineral), camera, a deck of cards, board games, toiletries, required medicines, etc.

Musical instruments and songbooks are a big plus at the campfires.

Paddler's Wallet is recommended for any water activities.

Click HERE to download a PDF of what you should pack for this trip. 

You will need to bring sheets and blanket and/or sleeping bags, pillow and towels. 

Bedding Rental Package

The camp does not provide linens. You must either bring your own sleeping bag/bedding or rent a bedding package for the weekend from us. Bedding packages are available for $15 each on the registration Merchandise page. The bedding packing will include sheets, a blanket, and a pillow/pillowcase.  NOTE:  Towels are not included within this package.   Bedding packages must be purchased by 8/13. Bedding packages will not be available after 8/13, including during the Event.

Towel Purchase Package

You must either bring your own towels, or you can buy the towel package for $10. This package includes a bath towel, a hand towel, and two washcloths.  It is yours to keep after the event, or we will donate any left behind.  Towel packages must be purchased by 8/13.  Towel packages will not be available after 8/13, including during the event


  • If you arrive between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, August, 30th ONLY, you will be able to drive up to your cabin to offload and then move your car to one of the assigned parking lots.
  • If you arrive any time after 6:00 p.m on Thursday, August 30th, you will drive directly to the parking lots and will need to carry your own stuff to your cabins. You may have a long walk depending on where your cabin is.
  • For the people arriving by Mosaic Shuttle - we will help but expect to carry your own stuff and pack accordingly.


Candle Lighting Times

Friday, August 31, 2018 / Elul 21, 5778 Light Candles at 7:34 pm

Saturday, September 1, 2018 / Elul 21 5778 Shabbat ends at 8:32 pm


Torah Reading: Ki Tavo interpretation by  Chabad  or  Rabbi Shefa Gold

  • Deuteronomy 26:1 | First Fruits and Tithes
  • Deuteronomy 26:16 | Concluding Exhortation
  • Deuteronomy 27:1 | The Inscribed Stones and Altar on Mount Ebal
  • Deuteronomy 27:11 | Twelve Curses
  • Deuteronomy 28:1 | Blessings for Obedience
  • Deuteronomy 28:15 | Warnings against Disobedience
  • Deuteronomy 29:2 | The Covenant Renewed in Moab



Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22

  • Isaiah 60:1 | The Ingathering of the Dispersed
  • Isaiah 60:19 | God the Glory of Zion

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