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January 20, 1995 - Image 67

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-01-20

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campers to each. Throughout a
session, children collect speci-
mens and create and maintain
appropriate habitats within the
Campers are not required to
have a specific skill level to at-
For teen-agers who appreciate
outdoor activities but dislike the
idea of roughing it, Weissman
Teen Tours Inc., based in Ards-
ley, N. Y., conducts two travel
programs — one in the United
States and Canada and the oth-
er in Europe. Forty campers go
on each.
"We stay at resort hotels and
still enjoy outdoor activities," said
Ronee Weissman, the director
who guides the European trip
while her husband, Eugene,
heads up the one closer to home.
As campers travel from city to
city, they both take in well-known
sights and take part in sports,
their link to traditional camping.
•• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

he biggest
growth has
been in ropes


For example, when a group
journeys through Switzerland,
they explore the cities and go
mountain climbing in the Alps.
At one specialized camp, the
outdoor events take a back seat
to the indoor ones — Computer
Ed High-Tech Camps in Weston,
Computers, robots, radio-con-
trolled cars and music-producing
keyboards are all available.
Joanne Rose, camp coordina-
tor, reports that architectural de-
sign, image processing and a
Disney workshop are among the
new options being introduced in
1995. The more traditional camp-
ing experiences are noncompeti-
"What's pleasantly surprising
is that the kids who are not so-
cially advanced end up having a
ball during the non-computer ac-
tivities and have found friends
who share their interests," Ms.
Rose said.
Among the 5,500 resident
camps that abound throughout
the country are many concen-
trating on theater arts, music,
specific sports, foreign language
development and farming.
Each year the ACA publishes
a Guide to Accredited Camps to
help youngsters and parents lo-
cate themes of personal interest.
It can be purchased by calling 1-
800-428-CAMP and is found in
some local libraries. ❑

July 1-3

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Experience Israel the Tamarack Way. Each teenager will hike, camp out
and travel throughout Israel backpacking and discovering the beauty of its land.
We will visit the nature reserves, hike through an oasis in the Negev, snorkel on
Elat's Coral Beach, climb Massada, swim in the sea and much more.

Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Yad Vashem, Kotel, Tzfat, Tiberias and Jaffa are
only a few of the major areas our teens will travel to. They will learn and experi-
ence Israel like no other travel trip. Their knowledge and understanding of Israel's
history, its land, and current issues will come alive on this trip.

A special part of this trip is a one week experience volunteering in the
Galilee (Detroit's sister region) working with Israeli youth on a variety of different

The beginning of the trip starts at Camp Maas for a 4 day orientation
which will bring all the teens together and get them ready for this exceptional
experience. After everyone gets home there will be a debriefing session for teens
and parents.

This is a "Once in a lifetime experience" and will help to strengthen each
teen's Jewish identity.



Arrive at Camp Maas; Experience Shabbat;
Learn about Israel and set goals for the trip
Trip bonding through our R.O.P.E.S. course
July 4
Return home, pack,say goodbye to family & friends
July 5
Israel - YOU MADE IT; Observe Jerusalem at night
July 6
Tower of David; Visit the Kotel (Western Wall)
Tour the Jewish Quarter
July 7
Prepare for Shabbat
Machane Yehudah - Jerusalem's outdoor market
July 8
Experience a traditional Shabbat in Jerusalem
July 9-12
Hike and camp through Israel's Nature Reserves
July 13
Visit the Ben Gurion Center
July 14
Elat Coral Beach
July 15
Shabbat at the Sea
July 16
Climb Mt. Tzfahot; Visit a Bedouin Village
July 17
Massada; Dead Sea
July 18
Tel Aviv; Carmel Market
July 19-26
Volunteer work in the Galilee Region
July 27-Aug 2 Hike from the Mediterranean to the Kineret
Aug 3
Tzfat - Artist Colony; Misgav AM - Northern Kibbutz
August 4
Hermon Mountain; Kazrin - Golan Heights
August 5
Boat Cruise -Tiberias
August 6
Hike through the Grottoes; Visit a Druze Village
August 7
August 8
Diaspora Museum; Red Sea
August 9
Mahon Ayalon Museum
August 10
Yad Vashem
August 11
Tree Planting; Mt. Herzl
August 12
August 13
Kotel, wrap-up, prepare to depart
August 14
Depart for home - End of the experience of a lifetime;
the beginning of a stronger Jewish identity.
August 15
Go home and sleep
August 16
Dinner for teens and parents at Camp Maas


A serene lodge in the Northern U. P.,
with great canoeing in MN and hik-
ing on the Pictured Rocks.
For entering 10th and 11th graders
1st session: June 19-July 17
2nd session: July 22-August 19

Seek adventure in the North Woods with hiking,
canoeing and kayaking trips to Ontario's majestic
waterfalls and shores.
Ultimate (entering 10th & 11th): June 18-July 16
Wilderness (entering 9th & 10th): July 22-Aug 19
Tripping (entering 11th & 12th): June 23-July 28


Travel to the mountains of CO, WY,
and UT, and enjoy rafting, hiking, and
mountain biking.
For entering 10th and 11th graders
June 26-July 29


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The last frontier calls as you sea kayak and
hike through southeast Alaska, often with
wildlife for companions.
For entering 11th and 12th graders
1st session: June 27-Aug 11
2nd session: July 4-August 18

Visit Taos, New Mexico; see the majesty of Yosemite: Experience the power of the giant Sequoias: Enjoy
Hollywood, Disneyland, and the San Diego Zoo; Learn from a trip to the Weisenthal Holocaust Center.

For entering 10th and I I th graders

July 2-August 1 1


For more information, contact Harvey Finkelberg at (810) 661-0600


Birmingham Public Schools


for Boys



for Girls


(3 Hours From Detroit)

Quality, private camping for your child. Campers, ages 7-15,
design their own program from over 40 land & water
activities including .. .
• Riding
• Water-skiing
• Tennis
• Sailing
• Roller Blading
• Sports
• Drama
• Go-Carting
• Crafts a
• Trips
• Gymnastics
• and MORE!!

(See editorial listing)

4 or 8 weeks (3-week option for grades 5 and under)
For Brochure and Video Call (708) 446-2444

Convenient location within Birmingham School District

Session 1— June 26-July 14 (3 weeks) (no class July 4)
Session 2 — July 17 July 28 (2 weeks)
Session 3 — July 31-August 11 (2 weeks)

Registration will be in early March

Detailed information will be available at area libraries
and school offices by February 27.

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