Frequently Asked Questions
Moshava Ba’ir is located on the beautiful Ida Crown Jewish Academy campus at 8233 Central Park Ave, Skokie, IL 60076. Just a short distance from Glencoe, Highland Park, West Rogers Park, Lincolnwood and more!
Moshava Ba’ir is for children entering kindergarten through entering 6th grade. Our program is carefully and thoughtfully developed to be age and developmentally appropriate for these ages across the board, from swim and sports, to chinuch, specialties and arts.
Our bunks are separate gender, with the exception of campers entering kindergarten, which is co–ed. In our younger divisions we maintain a 1:5/6 ratio of campers to counselors and a 1:6/7 campers to counselors in our older divisions, following or exceeding ACA standards.
We run a week of intensive counselor training in advance of the summer, highlighted by a shabbat at Moshava IO, as well as regular follow up workshops that offer professional development to our staff over the course of the summer. In addition to the supervision our division heads and Rosh Moshava offer, our camp psychologist mentors and offers guidance to our counselors.
We believe that Moshava Ba’ir offers the oldest, strongest, best trained, and best supported madrichim of any day camp out there!
Each week our older divisions take one major trip, and we will also have one exciting event on campus. Examples of trips include amusement parks, berry-picking, boating and rock climbing. On campus events include carnivals with blow ups, petting zoos, and concerts. One highlight of the summer for our older campers (entering 4th – 6th grade) is the opportunity to go on an overnight to Camp Moshava Wild Rose, Wild Rose, WI.*
*Our overnight to Moshava Wild Rose is dependent on bunk space in Moshava Wild Rose and therefore may not happen in certain summers.
We also enjoy a beautiful auditorium/ performance space, art studio, music room, dance studio, drama space, cooking, and baking rooms, and bunk rooms that serve as home bases (with swim changing tents) for all of our bunks.
Our application process is first–come, first–served. Once an age group is full, applicants are placed on a waiting list. In the event that space becomes available, spots in the program are allocated on a first come, first–served basis. When multiple applicants are in the same position on the waiting list, spots are allocated by lottery. In all cases, we will not cash an applicant’s deposit check if we cannot offer the applicant a place in the program.