Carnival Fun…Here We Come!

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream!


Bouncy Castle! Jump! Jump! Jump!


Thank you Zachary’s mommy and Liat’s mommy for coming to camp last week for a Shabbat sing-a-long!


Circus dance with Miss Melissa!


Pajama Day!!! Dance party in our PJ’s!


Pizza in Pajamas!


Off to see the fire truck! (In our PJ’s of course!)

High five to the fireman!

Then we got to go inside!

The fireman’s special clothing isn’t scary, we thought they were pretty cool!


We got a fireman hat too!


Popcorn Painting!

We used water droppers to color the cotton balls yellow so that they look like popcorn.


Time for a Carnival! Check out the different games we played…

Decorate a cupcake center:


Make a Clown center:


Bowling! Can you get a strike?


What would a carnival be without face painting?


What a great summer, we had so much fun and we hope we will see you all next summer!







By |August 17, 2018|

Barnyard Fun!

The animal fun has just begun, we had a super awesome barnyard carnival at camp!

We waited so patiently while we heard about all the different stations we can go to at the barn…


Milk the cow at the barn station!


Make a shofar… “TOOT TOOT TOOT” 


“Pony” Rides, YEEE HAWW!


Barnyard trains station! All Aboard!


Pin the feathers on the chicken!



Miss Jill came to visit and she brought all her animal friends with her!

One little finger, one little finger, one little finger, tap, tap, tap!

Here comes the ocean parachute!




By |August 9, 2018|

Moo! Roar! Tweet! It’s Animal Week!

It’s animal week at Camp Cochavim, and we kicked it off with a super awesome trip to the Turtle Back Zoo!

What do you see?! A lion!


It’s penguin feeding time!


Snack time…time for some animal crackers!

We love the zoo!

Train ride! Weeeee!


Painting lion faces…ROAR!!!!


Morning painting stamping center

Morning train center


We decided to make our own train! Choo choo! All aboard!


Snack time


Jump, jump, jump!


Animal print free art!


Rosh Hashana is coming up so soon, and since we blow the shofar on Rosh Hashana, we got to see how the shofar is made! The shofar doesn’t grow from the ground, or from a tree…it grows on a kosher animal’s head!


First, we took the bone out of the shofar…pull real hard!

Next, we had to measure to see how much of the end we need to cut off to make a hole

Time to cut the end off!

Drill a small hole

We need to make the hole just a bit bigger now…

Sand it down

Now we’re ready to blow the shofar!

By |August 8, 2018|

Sports Rock!

Coach Matt is the best!



All the girls in the middle!


All the boys in the middle!


Washing the cars

I have a tichel!

Look at my hands!


Indoor Playground! The ball pit is a blast!

Try and find me in the tunnels!

Making train tracks…


Yummy, we love pizza!


Morning Centers are so much fun

We love doing puzzles and games!


At circle time Morah Sherry brought her new friends to the circle, do you see them?


Making Orange Juice for the O.J. stand after camp. First we rolled the oranges to get the juices all ready to be squeezed out.

Now let’s juice them!

Of course we got to taste some oranges too!

Welcome to the orange juice stand!

Would you like some juice Mommy?


looking into the magnifying glasses so we can see inside the sea shells


Painting rocks that we collected


The water table is so much fun to play with


Mixing colors experiemnt


We made our own sidewalk chalk paint!


Shabbat Shalom from your camp cochavim campers and their Morahs!



By |August 3, 2018|

Police and Ambulance Vist!

This week is all about Community Helpers. We read a new book about doctors, fire fighters, policemen and builders. We got to be like a policeman and first aid responders when we got a chance to go inside a real police car and ambulance! It was so much fun!


At the park!


Let’s meet Officer Kevin

He gave us special police stickers!

Sitting in the police car! How special!

Oh no! They’re in the jail seat!


During community helper week, we also learned about farmers. We learned that the farmers grow the fruits and vegetables that we eat. Morah Sherry brought in a GIANT zucchini that grew in her garden to show us. We even got to taste it!


In our garden at camp!

We found a radish in in the ground (in the “Adama”). Now we know that we can say the bracha “HaAdama” on vegetables that grow from the ground.

Thumbs up if you like the taste of the zucchini!



An ambulance came to camp! Don’t worry, no one had any “boo-boo’s” they just came for fun!

Look, see how the stretcher comes out? Then they can slide it back in the truck

The siren was so loud!


Circle Time!

Shema Yisrael…




We colored in the coloring books we got from the Ambulance!


















An Ambulance came to camp and we got to go inside!


By |August 1, 2018|

Quills and Ink at Camp Cochavim!

Yoga time!

Child’s pose

Downward dog!

Balancing on our tummy!


Our Simcha Stars also did some creative movement and yoga

Hula Hula!


Outdoor classroom fun. Woah, what are you making?


Painting a mural (on paper 😉 )

Reading our favorite book with our friends!


We made our favorite thing again…OOBLIK!


Welcome Boaz, one of our new volunteers!

Pass the ball around!

Thank you to all those that were involved in the birthday club, you helped us get this wonderful basketball net!


While we wait for our pizza, we played a game called “Guess what?!” We had to shake the container and guess what thing Morah put inside. Did you guess it right?

Pizza lunch!!!


After our Mezuzah walk, we learned about what’s inside the mezuzah. A “sofer” is a person who writes the Mezuzah scrolls. We practiced writing a Mezuzah like a real Sofer with a quill and ink.


Finger Painting


Baking our very own Challahs!

Is the yeast bubbling?

Check the egg for blood spots…is it kosher?

Now it’s time to mix!

Braid the Challah!


Beep Beep! Here we come!


Finger painting!


Shabbos Ima lighting candles!


Time to make Kiddush


Shabbos Abba making Hamotzi bracha


We made playdough in a BAG! Isn’t that funny?!


Painting with our feet!!!


Good Shabbos!

By |July 27, 2018|

It’s Pouring, It’s Raining But We Are Not Complaining!

T.T.T.O. It’s raining it’s pouring the old man is snoring…

It’s pouring it’s raining,

But we are not complaining,

Rain is a bracha from Hashem

And we love geshem!


There are so many things to do when it’s raining outside! Take a look at what we did!

Rain craft

Taking a rain picture for our craft


Having fun in the playground


Look at the bubble wands we made out of pipe cleaners to blow bubbles!


We learned all about the mitzvah of Tzedakah and colored our own Tzedakah boxes


Making playdough in a bag!


We love the outdoor classroom!



After collecting some mud, we came inside to play with the toy cars in the mud. It was so much fun!!!

Of course we had to add some paint to the mud too!

High five anyone?


Painting a mitzvah tree!


Peek-a-boo! I see you!


Classroom fun and games


We went on a Mezuzah walk! How many Mezuzas did you find?


Scoot scoot scoot on the scooters!


Squish the shaving cream with your fingers


Simcha Stars painted bricks for the Beis Hamikdash. Every time we do a mitzvah, we’ll get to add a brick to the Beis HaMikdash wall


Free play fun


After making the toy cars all dirty in the mud and paint, we made a car wash with shaving cream and washed them all in it

We also washed our smocks!



He shoots, and he scores!

Slam dunk!


By |July 24, 2018|

Friends and Fun at Camp Cochavim!

She sells sea shells by the sea shore, and by Camp Cochavim!


Making Chocolate mud cups with worms…Yum!

Step 1, crush the crackers

Step 2, make the pudding

Step 3, EAT!


Colored salt art


Playing with the penny spinning tops we made! Look how fast mine can spin!


Kitchen center


Train Center


Friends forever!


We also made chocolate mud cups with worms… 🙂


Making our own slime to take home


Free collage art


Outdoor water play


Shabbos Party, Hooray!

Here’s our Birthday boy…Moshe!

Shabbos Ima lighting candles

Shabbos Abba making Kiddush

Happy Birthday!

Giving extra tzedakah on my birthday



Good Shabbos from Camp Cochavim!

By |July 20, 2018|

Discovering new things during Science week!

Sorting fun!


Painting and mixing colors…


Genius Gems field trip!

We built a whole wall made of magna-tiles!

Look what we made!!!

See those little robots? They followed the line that we made with the marker…

Building robots

We opened the mystery box and we found…..

We used different materials to make our own little robot friends!


Free art center


Dot dot marker fun!


Having a blast in the gym!


We made our own telescopes


Miss Melissa dances with us!

Galloping like horses


Painting penny spinning tops


We did a penny experiment to see if we can make the pennies shine.

We put the the pennies in vinegar


The sun is very very hot so we tried melting chocolate chips with the sun


We have to wait to see if they will melt…

While we wait, we play!



We also made OOBLIK (a.k.a. cornstarch and water)


We waited long enough, so it’s time to check on our chocolate chips…they melted!

We dipped bananas in the melted chocolate for a yummy snack



Mad Scientist show! I wonder what experiments we will do

We tried smelling the first ingredient, vinegar. Give a thumbs up if it smells yummy, or thumbs down if it’s not so yummy

Safety first: goggles, check! Glove, check!

Ahhhh! It’s starting to bubble!

Now we’re going to make some slime…


What does it feel like?

And now, for our final experiment…

How high do you think the coke will fly to?


Mixing colors


OOBLIK on the car?!

OOBLIK on your nose?!


We did a test to see which colors will run and mix together when we spray it with water? Will it be the crayons, or the markers?



By |July 19, 2018|

Rockin’ and Rollin’ at Camp Cochavim!

Morning Centers


Choo Choo! Here comes the train center…


Music with Miss Jill!

Ladybug song…

Shake Shake Shake!

Under the sea and up the river, look what we found! A fish!


Simcha Stars rockin’ it out!


Water play, here we come!


Digging, planting, watering…


Shabbat Party day is here!

Shabbos Mommy

Dance party!


See you all next week!!! Shabbat Shalom!

By |July 13, 2018|