Electives

Baseball

Director: Jacob Nayowitz

Areas of Focus

  • Hitting, with a focus on driving the baseball
  • Fielding Fundamentals
  • Stealing bases
  • Positioning
  • Mechanics and off-speed pitches for pitchers
  • Finding your position
  • How to warm up
  • Maximizing your arm

Goal

To maximize each camper’s potential on the diamond through intensive work on baseball fundamentals using fun drills that will leave the campers feeling accomplished while still having a great time.

Mountain Biking

Director: Nitzan Lipshitz

Areas of Focus

  • Shifting Gears
  • Uphill, downhill biking techniques
  • Leg exercises to get the campers in better shape to bike
  • Pushing through pain to get to the end goal

Goal

To bike through trails in the scenic mountains and on the way gain valuable experience that will help using any bike. The campers will feel a sense of accomplishment after finishing the trails.

Rockwall

Director: Nadav Ben Eliezer

Areas of Focus

  • Securing the Harness
  • Balance while on the course
  • Techniques to move from obstacle to obstacle
  • Core Strength Training to be able to climb on the course
  • Confidence while climbing

Goal

To build confidence in the campers themselves that they could do many more obstacles than they thought they could and have them be able to do the entire course by the end of the summer.

Ropes

Director: Nadav Ben Eliezer

Areas of Focus

  • Securing the Harness
  • Balance while on the course
  • Techniques to move from obstacle to obstacle
  • Core Strength Training to be able to climb on the course
  • Confidence while climbing

Goal

To build confidence in the campers themselves that they could do many more obstacles than they thought they could and have them be able to do the entire course by the end of the summer.

Spin

Director: Odeleya Nissanian

Areas of Focus

  • Warm up routine
  • Getting into a rhythm
  • Different ways to spin
  • Getting the best workout possible
  • Increasing amount of time campers can spin uninterrupted

Goal

For campers to enjoy spinning with great music while getting a great workout at the same time. Hopefully as we build up our stamina the campers will be able to spin for very long amounts of time without needing to take a break.

Basketball Clinics

Director: Donald Hennie

Areas of Focus

Teamwork
Trusting and believing in each teammate to work together as a team

Improvement of basketball skills including:

  • Conditioning
  • Hustle
  • Triple Threat
  • Layups
  • Footwork
  • Shooting Form
  • Ball Handling
  • Passing
  • Basic Cuts & Screens
  • Box Outs
  • Rebounding
  • Outlet Passes

Goal

To motivate each individual to be the best camper and basketball player they can be.

Football Clinics

Director: Mike Dube

Areas of Focus

  • Specific Position Fundamentals
  • Basic And In-depth Knowledge Of Football
  • Athletic Fundamentals
    • Linear acceleration
    • Maximum velocity
    • Lateral movement
    • Multi-directional movement and agility
  • Conditioning
    • Explosive resistance
    • Jumping and plyometrics
    • Efficient power development
    • Correct motor patterns
  • Basic Skills (i.e. Passing, Catching, Running)
    • The right way to catch a football
    • How to properly throw a football
    • How to play defense in football
    • How to read an offense in football
  • Advancement Of Skills For All Positions

Goal

To build skills, speed, conditioning, strength, in every aspect of Football. While working on becoming an overall better football player, the kids will be learning the value of being on a team.

Soccer Clinics

Director: Yoav Cochav

Areas of Focus

  • Teamwork – working together as a team in soccer
  • Finishing
  • Ball Mastery
  • Dribbling
  • Agility, speed and quickness

Goal

To help players achieve a higher level of technical proficiency and ball-handling creativity. The goal is to move every player from their current skill level to the next level of competitive soccer while building confidence and enjoyment for the game.

Hockey Clinics

Director: Rabbi David Beitler

Areas of Focus

  •  Conditioning
  • Stick Handling
  • Balance & Footwork
  • Passing & Receiving
  • Power Plays & Penalty Kills
  • Shooting
  • Goal Keeping
  • Formation Drills

Goal

The primary objective of the program is to provide a vehicle for player to enhance development of fundamental skills required to play the game of hockey.

Tennis Clinics

Director: Anup Rastawar

Areas of Focus

  • Footwork
  • How to Volley
  • Forehand and Backhand Serving
  • Overhead Strokes
  • Net Play
  • Volley
  • Tennis Strategy

Goal

Besides for learning the fundamentals of tennis and advancing each participants tennis skills, the goal of this elective is to help the campers develop a love for tennis and want to play it year-round.

Drama

Director: Barbra Solomon

Areas of Focus

  • Stage Presence
  • Voice Projection
  • Acting
  • Set And Costume Design
  • Production Coordination

Goal

Besides for helping campers learn the various aspects of drama, this elective will help campers to build more confidence in themselves.

Baking

Director: Geulah Deykan

Areas of Focus

  • Baking skills and techniques
  • Measuring
  • Kneading dough
  • Making Challah
  • Cookies
  • Mastering a dessert each camper loves to make

Goal

To develop techniques that allow campers to master baking skills that will allow them to be able to bake tasty desserts for their families when they come home from camp.

Water-Skiing

Director: Boaz Ben Chorin

Areas of Focus

  • Perseverance- Stressing to the campers that no matter how many times they fall, if they keep trying they will succeed.
  • Techniques
  • Balance
  • Safety
  • Turning
  • Stopping
  • Beginner Tricks

Goal

Not only to teach the how to water-ski, but to show them how crucial it is to get back on your feet in life, no matter how many times you might get knocked down.

Fishing

Director: Desbe Greenstein

Areas of Focus

Mastery over the various steps of fishing including:

  • Putting on Bait
  • Connecting the hook
  • Preparing the proper line needed
  • How to cast one’s line
  • How to cook one’s caught fish

Goal

To teach campers everything they need to prepare a delicious fishy meal, from start to finish, including catching and cooking one’s fish.

Photography

Director: Rafi Spitzer

Areas of Focus

  • Mechanics of the camera
  • Learning how to use different lenses, apertures, etc. in order to capture the perfect shot
  • Photos in Nature
  • How to pick the perfect background
  • Editing our photos with Photoshop
  • Creating slideshows with the pictures we take

Goal

To develop skills that will allow us to capture picturesque photos using the new techniques learned. The skills we will develop will last a lifetime.

Videography

Director: Mike Sinreich

Areas of Focus

  • Properly using a tripod
  • Mechanics of the camera
  • How to find the best angle
  • Creating a montage, picking the perfect music
  • How to cut videos
  • Theme-based videos culminating with an individual video montage for each camper

Goal

To give campers the tools necessary to take high-quality videos while building skills to use a camera in a multitude of ways. Campers taking this elective will leave the summer feeling confident using top-notch cameras.

Paintball

Director: Yehuda Stone

Areas of Focus

  • Safety with the gun
  • Shooting Accuracy
  • Teamwork- working together in team based games
  • How to hide
  • Knowing when to attack
  • Camouflage Techniques
  • Learn how to extract a hostage by simulating a real hostage situation
  • Training exercises used in the IDF

Goal

To build camaraderie with fellow campers through training exercises real units use to build bonds that last a lifetime. Campers will also become intimately familiar with how to use the paintball gun and gain an edge on the paintball course.

Culinary

Director: Alisa Pelikow

Areas of Focus

  • Learning a vast array of culinary skills and techniques
  • Hands-on instruction using many cooking staples
  • Seasoning
  • Measuring
  • Healthy cooking
  • Having campers each perfect a dish they love to make
  • Safety in the Kitchen

Goal

To develop techniques that allow campers to master skills in the kitchen that will allow them to be able to cook meals for their families when they come home from camp.