BOYS | MACHANE PIONEERS

July 1 - July 29 2020

Contact Michael:

Phone:

973.349.2282

E-mail:

machanepioneers@gmail.com

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For details contact:

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ABOUT

PIONEERS CAMP

 

WHO?

The Junior Pioneers bunk is a specially designed program for our youngest campers.   Learning the basic skills of wilderness survival, plant and animal identification, fire building, archery, animal husbandry, and our exciting trips will allow these boys to not only build confidence, but come away from the summer as expert pioneers!​

 The Pioneers program advances skills learned in Junior Pioneers such as fire building, advanced shelter building, survival rescue, climbing, fishing (brook, river, and pond/lake), trapping and more.  First time camper? No worries! The program also works for first time campers as activities are taught in a manner that start of as a review for veteran campers while at the same time introducing new skill sets to new campers.

Pioneers
Ages: 13-14

The aim of this program is to foster leadership skills, teamwork, self reliance with an overarching theme of training to be a Pioneers counselor and excel in survival skills and activities.  As a member of Maglan boys have the ability to enjoy the summer as campers, but are also delegated added responsibility and leadership positions throughout the summer.  

Maglan
Ages: 16-17
Pioneers Camp has 3 divisions to better cater to a
wide variety of campers:
Junior Pioneers
Ages: 10-12
 
 
 
 

WHAT?

Pioneers Camp Provides a unique, action-packed camp experience where your son will acquire life skills. We are geared to help campers gain a sense of responsibility, leadership skills and most importantly simchat chaim -- a joy of life itself! Surrounded by a new environment and interaction with great teachers, each boy will develop confidence and glean skills to be used the rest of his life. Most importantly, campers will have a fun-filled summer! Experiential Educational camping designed to build skill sets which will grow with your son’s development.​

Camp Fires

 

WHERE?

Pioneers Camp is located in the green mountains of Vermont. With 100+ acres of forestland, meadows, mountain brooks, and a waterfall on the property, it offers a beautiful and refreshing environment in which to learn the many skills and knowledge that's taught at Pioneers Camp.

 

WHEN?

Dates for the 2020 summer session: July 1 - 29 

  • 4 week session

 

DETAILS

Pricing:

  • 4 week session: $3,800

  • Extended trip option (inquire for details)

 

All prices are in USD,

and all payments are non-refundable.

Sample Schedule:

  • Wake up (optional river dip)​

  • Chasiddus Shiur​

  • Shacharis

  • Breakfast

  • Learning

  • Activity 1​

  • Lunch / break​

  • Mincha​

  • Activity 2​

  • Dinner​

  • Prep campfire / light campfire​

  • Maariv​

  • Reflection & Projection

  • Lights out (based on age group)​

Packing List:

  • Tefillin, Siddur, Chitas 

  • Spare Yarmulkas

  • Shabbos Clothes 

  • Water shoes

  • Hiking boots/outdoor shoes

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Bath towels (a pack towel is a better option)

  • Pillow and pillowcases

  • Flashlight and/or headlamp & batteries

  • Laundry bag

  • Baseball cap

  • Sunglasses (w/croakies - optional)

  • Bandanas

  • 2 liter water bottle 

  • Wool sweater or fleece jacket

  • Rain gear

  • Bathing suit

  • Wind breaker

  • Socks  / underwear (at least 1 pr. wool socks recommended) 

  • T-shirts

  • Exercise shorts 

  • Long pants

  •  and 1 fleshig2 Mess kits one Milchig

  • 2 sets of utensils

  • 2 mugs

  • Toiletries (comb, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen) - ONLY Biodegradable Soap

  • Insect repellant

  • Day pack 

  • Spending money for snacks while traveling and souvenirs

  • Any prescription medicine

 

(Please label everything!)

 
Items that will make camp more enjoyable:

 

  • 15 postcards or  Envelopes with stamps

  • Baseball glove, ball

  • Compass

  • Swiss Army Type Knife

  • Whistle

  • Chap stick

  • Bug spray-non aerosol

  • Journal (if you enjoy writing)

  • Book (if you enjoy reading)

  • Games

  • Camera

MEET THE STAFF

Michael
Nagel
Director, Founder

I am currently a Vice Principal and a Jewish/World History teacher at Hillel School in Passaic, NJ. My passion as an educator is helping to create learning environments in which creative talent can flourish.  I have been a curriculum consultant on many different projects including the Jewish Gardening Project in Burlington, Vermont. Some of my favorite camp memories have been storytelling, dancing the koala shuffle, early-morning fishing trips and

apache-relays. I am excited for another amazing summer to come.  

Mendel
Jacobson
Head Counselor 
Activities/ Junior Pioneers Director 

I'm 19 years old and I'm from Montreal, QC Canada. Around four years ago I was a "typical city boy", however, that quickly changed after I joined Pioneers Camp. This camp  changed me in multiple positive ways. I've come to further appreciate the Gd given untouched land that we so rarely dwell in during a this modern era. In Pioneers, campers will learn survival skills, team ethics and extreme patients. These three aspects are all things that I continuously teach to campers.  I will also be initiating various nutrition and health programs for each camper. Every individual has their own specific needs and limits and I will respect their boundaries and work within them. I look forward to mentoring and educating campers, and hope to continue to build our camp for a promising future.

Eli
Ganz
Wilderness, survival &
programing
Mr. Lev Talyansky
Self Defense Director

Mr. Talyansky Started judo training in Kiev, Ukraine at age of thirteen and continued training in judo for fourteen years. He Served in the Soviet Military from '77-'79. In 1989 he immigrated to the United States and began studying karate in 1990. He trained under the direction of Grand Master Tadashi Yamashita for seventeen years reaching the level of fourth Dan Grandmaster.  Tadashi Yamashita incorporated elements of Akido, Ju-Jitsu and other styles into his training. Mr. Talyansky also holds second Dan in weapons training.  Mr. Talyansky currently lives in Chicago with his wife, Chana, and three sons.

Yukisel
Kaplan 
Counselor 

I grew up in the backwoods Monsey NY, and for the past year I was studying in Yeshiva in L.A. I've spent the past few summers in Pioneers Camp, both as a camper and a staff member. I really have an appreciation for what goes on at Pioneers Camp and have had so many amazing experiences both as a camper and a staff member. In my time as a camper I've mastered the survival skills that are going to be taught during the summer such as: fire, shelter, trapping, etc. I am also experienced in giving a successful learning group where campers feel individualized attention while working as a group to learn some precious Torah.

Shimon Meshchaninov
Resident Survivalist

This is my 5th year in a survival style camp. Ever since I was a small kid I have had an extreme interest in the outdoors. I am an experienced backpacker and a survival expert. I look forward to teaching others the same skills that I place such a high value on.

AHARON
MARGOLIN
MAGLAN PROGRAM DIRECTOR
LEVY
LEIBER
MAGLAN PROGRAM DIRECTOR

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

Rabbi A & Rebbitizen L,

Parents

This past summer has been Mendel’s 7th year in camp and he always had a wonderful experience, but this summer under your guidance, was truly a transforming one from him. In your unbelievable and magical ways, you have instilled in him a love for Yiddishkeit and  taught him priceless values. As Mendel puts it “they don’t threaten you if you don’t davven -  they explain to you the importance of it, so you come to actually love davvening.” You have connected with him, awakening his flame for yiddishkeit. We hope this relationship continues.

 

With much Hatzolocho, yours gratefully

MK, Parent

Moshe has only positive things to say about his experience. His best comment was that he truly felt that youand Binyomin care. The right situation can bring out the best in people. He was so used to having the left eye judge him.It made me happy, when he said some of the boys called him the" mother" , because he took interest and cared for someone other than himself.

It's always been important to me to try to raise children that are sensitive to others and can put their own selves aside.

May we continue the see growth from "our" children....to be a chosid of the Rebbe.

 

Thank you,

C.F., Parent

Thank you to  all the team members for a wonderful summer for my son schneur zalman. He grew so much from this experience,and is already looking forward to coming again

all the best

ksiva vchasima tova!