Community and Family Farm Camp – July 8 – 11
Families, community members, and individuals are welcome to join us for a 4 day retreat weekend to immerse in the natural world and connect with meaningful community and farm fresh food, with Shabbat preparation & celebration. Enjoy the beauty of connecting with the earth, your food and using all your senses in the preparation and delight of the local meals.
We are honored to welcome:
– Rav Kohanot Jill Hammer and Shoshana Jedwab, from the Hebrew Priestess Institute, to lead us in Earth Based Jewish teaching, song and prayer
– Reb Andrew Hahn, also known as the the Kirtan Rabbi, combines a variety of tools to bring Jewish Wisdom with great energy, passion and melodic flow.
– Brian Bender and Anna Sobel from Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble with uplifting music.
– Deborah Fishman and her crew at Oyven and FED as they cater the meal with their traveling wood fired oven and bring rich programming that connects us to our food and ancestral ways of breaking bread together. Make challah, pita, and pizza with them and connect to the rich Jewish community food traditions. Everything made in the wood fired oven is kosher.
Rustic camping sites provided in the farm field. If you don’t like camping there are many local bed and breakfasts in the area, book ahead of time. Fun for all ages.
REGISTRATION IS FULL!
Anna Sobel From Talking Hands Theatre
Photo from Sukkot on the Farm; we look forward to bringing her again for a Shabbat Puppet Show for the Camp Retreat.
Tentative Schedule; July 8-11:
2pm Thursday July 8 – Arrive to get settled on the land, put up your tent, and enjoy the beauty of the farm.
4pm Thursday July 8 – Intention Setting and Attuning to the Elements with Rabbi Lee Moore
6pm Thursday July 8 – Evening meal and Story Telling around the fire.
Friday July 9 – Wake up to farm chores, yoga, playing in the garden, and preparing for Shabbat within community.
Morning Farm Stations include: harvesting salads, preparing bouquets, making clay pots
Make Fresh Challah with Oyven in the wood-fired oven on wheels catering the event.
3pm – Altar Building in Nature with Rav Kohenet Jill Hammer
4pm – Mikveh (ritual bath) at the river
Friday Evening – Share in Shabbat Celebrations
Kabbalat Shabbat led by Rav Kohanot Jill Hammer and Shoshana Jedwab and Rabbi Andrew Hahn
Followed by Farm Fresh Organic Shabbat Dinner
After Dinner – Food Culture Program led by Deborah Fishman from FED
Saturday Morning July 10 – More Shabbat Celebrations
Shabbat Morning Davenning with Rav Kohanot Jill Hammer and Shoshana Jedwab
For families with young children: Morning Gratitude and Shabbat Puppetshow with Anna Sobel of Talking Hands Theatre
Saturday Afternoon July 11: Resting by the river; & sharing in being together in meaningful ways with art, teachings, music
4pm – Sefer Yetzirah with Rav Kohenet Jill Hammer. (she recently wrote a translation of the ancient text; Sefer Yetzirah)
6pm – Dinner
Saturday Evening – Special Havdalah Concert with Rav Kohenet Shoshana Jedwab, Kirtan Rabbi Andrew Hahn, Brian Bender, Anna Sobel…..not to be missed!
Sunday morning July 12:
Engage with different farm & building activities;
Labyrinth Prayer with Rav Kohenet Jill Hammer,
and make your own veggie pizza with toppings you can pick yourself.
12pm Sunday July 12: Closing Circle, say good-bye to all your new friends and head home by 2pm.
Costs for 4 day weekend immersed in nature with intergenerational community:
Scholarships available for Jewish Families that live in Western Massachusetts or Southern Vermont by applying for a grant through Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Scholarship Application: access here – fill out before June 24. Families from the areas listed above can expect the scholarship to cover 1/2 the costs.
We are seeking people to make a donation to help make this program more accessible to families. To donate toward our scholarship fund click here and please note to earmark for scholarship for family camp.
Full Retreat: $450 per adult; $135 per child; Children 3 and under are free.
Fresh Local Farm Food Meals included. Prepared with the Amazing Crew at Oyven
We are grateful for the support of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and all our supporters.
Shabbat Retreat (Friday afternoon – Sunday morning) – $275 per adult, $64 per child; children under 3 free
Shabbat Dinner and Davenning – 5:30pm – $45 per person – $15 per child Pre-registration required
Puppet Show on Saturday Morning – 9:30am – $20 per family
– stay for Shabbat lunch add $15 per adult and $8 per child. Pre-registration required.
Dinner with Special Havdalah Concert – Farm fresh Dinner at 6pm, Concert at 7pm –
$36 per person – $10 per child – Pre-registration required
Registration Due by June 30
To Register fill out the registration form, and send your payment. Full Payment required by June 30.
Payment can be sent to P.O Box 532, Moretown, VT 05660
Or via VEEM (a payment platform that helps our small non-profit avoid high fees)
Apply for a partial scholarship with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, 1 month before the event.
Full payment due June 30.
The whole program will be held outdoors. Yes – everything is outside. programs will be held under the pavilion and tents, and food will be served in our tent. We will continue to encourage spatial distance to help everyone be comfortable. We will have wash stations set up. The farm is very spacious, so everyone should be able to find comfortable distance.
Please don’t assume people want to shake hands or hug. Please respect others’ boundaries.