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Get Ready for Camp, Issue 5: Kupa and Sharing at Camp

Updated: Mar 29, 2021

One of the ways campers learn about Gilboa's emphasis on shituf (sharing), is a communal fund called kupa. Camp Gilboa does not have a canteen; kupa is our substitution, avoiding inequality and problems that result from campers having money in their possession. 

Kupa is used in a variety of ways throughout the summer and campers, as a group, decide how to spend it - whether on treats such as ice cream, or tzedaka.

We suggest an amount of $35 for the session ($10 for Nitsanimot), or $60 if your child is coming for both sessions. You are, of course, welcome to contribute more or less. Please send it with your child, in a sealed envelope marked with their name. It may be either cash or a check made out to Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa, with the memo line reading "Kupa".  

If your child is travelling on a camp bus, please give the envelope to the counselor at the pickup location; if by air, send the envelope with your child, who should give it to the counselor upon arrival at camp.  

Care packages were discussed previously, but as a reminder, we're asking that you send items that encourage social interaction or a time of individual reflection -- a journal and markers, a board game, or cards are all great. We do not ban candy, but would like to ask that you send as little as possible of it. Please note that campers are expected to share candy with their group as part of the kupa system. It would be helpful if you discuss this with your child before coming to camp.

One of our greatest strengths is our sense of community and atmosphere of caring, respect and trust. Thank you for supporting this important educational goal!


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