Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Habonim Dror Camp Miriam, Gabriola Island, BC

i'm here at camp miriam for a national campus/community (ncra) conference.

"Habonim Dror Camp Miriam, Gabriola Island, BC ... Camp Miriam is part of Habonim Dror, a youth movement which has 6 other camps in North America, and sister camps in 15 countries around the world."

here's what they say on their website (http://campmiriam.org) about it:

Camp Miriam is a non-profit organization which has been operated by the Habonim Dror Labour Zionist Youth since 1948. Our philosophy is inspired by the ideology of Habonim Dror. We emphasize fun, sharing, inclusiveness, creativity, and responsiblity to the community. Each child is respected for his/her own unique traits and abilities. Campers come away from Camp Miriam with heightened self-esteem and a new Miriam family of friends.

here's what the moldy smelling bunk rooms look like (and other photos from our journey to get here). hopefully the other camps are in better shape (maybe they ran out of money for upgrades/cleaning?)