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BK Retreat 2020

MAY 22 - 24, 2020

Friday afternoon, May 22nd thru Sunday afternoon, May 24th (Memorial Day Weekend)

We will begin welcoming Shabbat and each other at 5:30pm

(Don’t worry about arriving later.)


Come join your BK community at Camp Havaya in the Poconos for a retreat that is unique, fun, educational, spiritual, social, and so much more! This is great for new members and old, families with kids of all ages as well as singles - filled with singing, prayer and meditation, outdoor activities, lots of time for relaxing, bonfires and s'mores, fun games and of course lots of food! 

Camp Havaya, the summer camp of the Reconstructionist Movement, is located on 130 acres of scenic wooded land in the Pocono Mountains in South Sterling, Pennsylvania. It's less than 2 hours from Montclair and has a Kosher kitchen, dining room, theater arts center, hiking trails, campfire grounds, indoor pavilions, softball & soccer fields, tennis courts, and a scenic lake view.

Sample activities at the Retreat:

Arts & Crafts, Singing, Israeli Dancing, Yoga, Campfire, Outdoor Prayer & Torah Study, Nature Walks, Intergenerational & Adult-Only Games, Frisbee, Ga-Ga, Havdallah, Basketball, Teen Lounge, Young Children's Activities, Late-night Jam Session, Hanging Out, Star-Gazing


Babysitting available by request. Please notify the office.

Your help is needed to make the BK Retreat a success.  

Each adult attending is asked to consider volunteering to lead or help with activities.

Please let us know which activities you would like to run and/or help with.
Feel free to choose more than one.

Housing Options
Multi-family bunk
Each bunk accommodates two to three families on bunk beds. 

Private rooms
There are a small number of private rooms available. 3 rooms have private bathrooms, 1 room has a shared bathroom. They will be reserved on a first come-first served basis. Contact the office for availability and prices. 


Please indicate if there is a family you would like to bunk with, or have any other needs that were not mentioned.

Food Information

All meals are Kosher. Some will include meat. Non-meat alternatives (and other special diets) will be provided only to those who make requests in advance.  Please indicate the number of people who are on a special diet.

Please explain any other special food needs you may have.

   Adult/Shared Cabin (over 13): $170
   Child/Shared Cabin (under 13): $135

                No cost for children under 3

Suggested donation $36
We don't want anyone to make a decision to NOT ATTEND the Retreat because of the cost. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact Farrell at 973-746-4889.

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Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780