EMMA kAUFMANN cAMP dAYTIME aCTIVITIES

 

The Schedule for In-Camp Activities Appears Below

 

Aquatics Center

Emma Kaufmann aquatics center features three heated pools, two diving boards in their 12-foot diving pool, two water slides in their lap pool, and water buckets and fountains in their zero-entry pool. Pool Hours will apply.

 

 

EKC Cove EKC Private Cove on the Cheat Lake

(Swimming, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Water Skiing)

Emma Kaufmann Camp has a private cove on Cheat Lake.  It is well equipped for a variety of water activities. Lake activities include canoeing and kayaking, tubing, knee boarding, water skiing, the “Rave” (water trampoline with slides), and the “Blob” (airbag catapult into the water).

Paddle Workshops: We are looking for someone qualified and willing to lead a workshop in paddling skills. Please contact us at Event@MosaicOutdoor.org.

Waterskiing

Try your water skiing skills on the Cheat Lake. Limit of six people per boat run.

Archery

Enjoy trying out your skill with the bow and arrow.

Badminton

We will have badminton tournaments over the course of the weekend.

Ropes Challenge Course

Emma Kaufmann’s Ropes Challenge Course contains 7 low elements and 12 high elements. Highlights of the course include the camps giant boulder, zip line, pamper pole, two climbing faces on their climbing wall, cargo net, incline log, vine traverse, giant’s ladder, vertical playground, and their trust fall and Solomon’s circuit.

Athletics Fields

Enjoy traditional activities such as soccer, basketball, field hockey, tennis, archery, volleyball, cricket, cup stacking, golf, ultimate frisbee, gaga and softball. We will schedule game times for you to group up and necessary equipment is supplied, but we suggest bringing your own if possible. The exact schedule will be a list in the schedule book once on site.

 

Arts and Crafts

We are looking for participants willing to lead an Arts and Crafts workshop(s). Please contact us at Event@MosaicOutdoor.org.

Workshops

We are looking for participants willing to lead various workshops during the event. Please contact us at Event@MosaicOutdoor.org.

Yoga

Early Morning Yoga will be lead by Jonnie Dale Lieberman.

Jonnie LiebermanJonnie Dale Lieberman is a Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher with her specialty being in the water, practicing Aguahara, similar to Watsu, Water Massage. Trained also as a Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, if folks are interested, this is a possibility during Savasana.

Jonnie's Yoga classes are Gentle and Experiential, with Yogi's choice for more advanced options. Jonnie has taught Yoga in Israel, Mexico, Hawaii, aboard a sailboat along the Central America coastline, Fire Island, and Oregon. Jonnie's classes are designed for everyone to find comfort in their bodies during class, as well as afterward. With guided meditation, Pranayama (Breathing techniques) and Asana instruction, her classes are full of Movement, Rest and Joy. Awakening to the Best You, Taking Care of oneself and Having Fun is what it's all about.

Bring Yoga mat and water to your sessions, recommend not eating beforehand. Wear loose, comfortable clothing or sweats.


Friday Only In-Camp Daytime Activities:

½ Day Canoe from Camp on Cheat Lake to Mason-Dixon Line

A day paddle along the Cheat Lake / River past the Mason Dixon Line into PA. We will have food break and then head back to camp. Enjoy the views of Cheat Lake Park and large estates along the way. Have a little fun along the way navigating a drainage tube into a sheltered cove for a little bit of a break. You can choose one of three areas for a food break: the proteced cove, the beach with the restrooms, or the beach with restrooms and playground. The activity is an out and back paddle.

  • Cost included in the base price
  • Approx. 9:00 am ~ noon
  • Limit 16 people / 8 Canoes
  • Camp Staff will meet you at the cove to give out equipment and make sure you are set up.
  • Whatever the camp staff asks to be done you must follow. Possible expulsion from the event if you do not.
  • Basic to intermediate paddle skills required.
  • Over Labor Day weekend, Cheat Lake and River have the potential for many boaters and jet skis. Because the area will be crowded, this will make this paddle an intermediate paddle. There will be numerous wakes from the boats and jet skis. Additionally, wind and weather may be a factor in making this a challenging paddle.

Learn to Canoe with Gabe Goldman

Please come to this session if you do not feel confident in a canoe. Learn multiple ways to change course in your canoe – how to keep it going straight – what the back-paddle, pry and pull strokes are and when to use them. Learn how to paddle alone without struggling. Learing with Gabe will be a fun session with all learning taking place in canoes on the water.

  • Included with price
  • Limit 16 people
  • 1:00 pm ~2:30 pm
  • Meet at Lake Front

Become a Campfire Building Expert with Gabe Goldman

People lack confidence making a campfire because they have never had the opportunity to learn how (especially women because males routinely take over this task). Come to this session and learn everything about campfire making – including what type of wood to use, how to make natural fire starters and everything you need to about campfire safety. All participants in this session will be able to make the perfect campfire by the end of the course.

  • 3:30 pm ~ 4:30 pm
  • Location TBD

Saturday Only In-Camp Daytime Activities:

Full Day Canoeing on Cheat Lake.

A day13- to 15 miles paddle along the Cheat Lake / River from camp to Sunset Beach Marina to PA and back to camp. We will have food break in the middle and then head back to camp. Enjoy the views of Cheat Lake Park and large estates along the way. Have a little fun along the way navigating a drainage tube into a sheltered cove for a little bit of a break. You can choose one of three areas for a food break: the sheltered cove, the beach with the restrooms, or the beach with restrooms and playground. This activity is a challenging out and back paddle for the experienced paddler and can be as tiresome as it is enjoyable to be on the river all day.

  • Cost included in the base price
  • Approx. 8:30 am ~ 4:00 pm
  • Camp Staff will meet you at the cove to give out equipment and make sure you are set up.
  • Whatever the camp staff asks to be done you must follow. Possible expulsion from the event if you do not.
  • Basic to intermediate paddle skills required.
  • Over Labor Day weekend, Cheat Lake and River have the potential for many boaters and jet skis. Because the area will be crowded, this will make this paddle an intermediate paddle. There will be numerous wakes from the boats and jet skis. Additionally, wind and weather may be a factor in making this a challenging paddle.
  • The paddle is a full day, and sun protection will be a must to prevent severe sunburn. There is no shade on the water, and you will be out there for an extended period of time.

Experience the Nature of Emma Kaufman Camp with Gabe Goldman

Just walk through the nature of Emma Kaufman Camp -- experience it! Join Gabe for a walk around campgrounds to discover the plant and animal life around you. Discover what tree bark is edible; natural poison ivy treatments, “weeds” stop the pain and swelling of bee stings -- and more. Learn to find animal signs – tracks, runs, holes, nests and how to read the story that animal tracks tell.

  • Front porch of the dining hall
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 

Cheat Lake Speed Boat Tours

Enjoy a ride on one of Emma Kaufmann’s speedboats. Tour Cheat Lake, a 13-mile-long (21 km) reservoir on the Cheat River in Monongalia County, West Virginia. For most people, their first and only view of Cheat Lake occurs while crossing the Interstate 68 bridge east of Morgantown. Most interstate travelers do not realize that the majority of this picturesque lake’s 1,730 acres lies out-of-sight, north of the bridge where Emma Kaufmann Camp is located. Many large vacation homes, mansions, and luxury estates lie on its banks. The maximum depth is about 90 feet near the dam, while the depth under the I-68 bridge is eight to 20 feet. Cheat Lake dam was constructed in 1926 by the West Penn Power Company to produce electricity by hydropower. The dam located three miles north of Emma Kaufmann Camp and only 100 feet from the Pennsylvania state (Mason Dixon) line. 

  • Lake Front
  • PFDs are required
  • Wear your bathing suit or something to get wet in.
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Limit 6 people

Shabbat Services

  • Amphitheater (Playhouse for rain schedule)
  • Approx. 10:00 AM ~ noon

Torah Study with Ellen Flax: Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word...

Get ready for the High Holidays (yes, they are around the corner!) with a study session about asking for forgiveness.  What makes for a proper apology? We'll examine examples of good--and not-so-good--apologies, as well as what the Jewish tradition says about the subject.

  • Sukah Activities Pavilion (Playhouse for rain schedule)
  • Approx. 1 pm ~ 2 pm

Make A Dream Catcher with Gabe Goldman

Dreams are taken very, very seriously in Jewish tradition. Learn about dreams, dream interpretation and mezuzahs while you make your grapevine dreamcatcher. (BTW – dreamcatchers make great gifts.)

  • Arts and Crafts Building
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Seeing Judaism through the Eyes of Nature with Gabe Goldman

Join Gabe for a hands-on “discussion” about the role of nature in Judaism that features a wide variety of natural resources that illustrate Jewish beliefs, values and, practices. Learn the one natural resource necessary for the spread of Judaism – and its continuation today. What’s a moose have to do with Jewish life? Which tree makes tasty bread and cakes that are naturally Kosher for Passover? Experience the awe and wonder of nature that Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel called an “eternal amen.”

  • Arts and Crafts Building
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Sunday Only In-Camp Daytime Activities:

Easy Hike Along Cheat Lake Trail

Cheat Lake Trail Park is a scenic, wooded, 4.5-mile trail that follows the east bank of Cheat Lake along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park offers picnic tables, restrooms, fishing piers, and boat docks (both private and public). Recreational use includes walking and cycling on a smooth crushed limestone surface. The trail has the appeal of dense woodlands and scenic lake views. The Cheat Lake Trail offers ample opportunities to view local flora and fauna. Perhaps the best spot is at the trail’s southern end near Greystone, where a nature viewing area are dedicated for this purpose.

Will board a speedboat at Emma Kaufmann's lakefront. Experience a 10-minute boat ride across Cheat Lake as the speedboat shuttles you across to the east side of the lake to a public dock about one mile from Emma Kaufmann. Once across you will transfer to the public pirt and take a short walk upstairs to the Cheat Lake Trail to start your hike. Enjoy a leisurely three to six-mile (out and back) stroll along the trail.

  • Included in the base price
  • Must wear your PFD during the boat ride.
  • Bring sunscreen, water, and snack.
  • 9:00 am ~ noon

Half Day 8-mile Round Trip Canoe to Beach Marina 

Enjoy paddling along the Cheat Lake / River to the Sunset Beach Marina. We will have snack and then head back to camp. Enjoy the views of Cheat Lake Park and large mansions and estates along the way. 

  • Included in the base price
  • 1:45 pm ~5:00 pm

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