Welcome to Machane Mi Ma’amakim!

Betar QLD is so happy to announce our summer camp, MACHANE MI MA’AMAKIM (meaning “from the depths”)!

From the depths of isolation we are so thrilled to be back in action this summer with incredible activities!

Due to the challenging year we have had, our camp will be run as multiple day camps for years 2-9 and an overnight camp for years 10-12. While it’s not what we’re used to, you can still expect the exact same ruach (spirit) and fun as you usually would on a Betar camp!

Camp for Juniors (grades 2-9) will be run over 4 days – on the 3rd & 4th of January in Brisbane and 11th & 12th of January in the Gold Coast. Each day will be jam-packed with peulot (activities), games, outings and loads of time for your children to hang out with all of their friends! These days will run from 9 am to 4 pm and we ask that your child brings lunch with them.

Camp for Seniors (years 10-12) will be run on from the 5th to 7th of January in Brisbane. This is intended to be an overnight camp but if you feel uncomfortable with your child staying overnight we understand and are happy to try to make sure that you and your children have the best camp possible.

Drop off and pick up for our camp will be in the south of Brisbane, near Carindale, for the Brisbane portions of camp and in the Labrador area for the Gold Coast portion of camp. For security reasons we are not releasing the exact addresses however they will be sent out to those who have signed up in the days leading up to camp.

Year 11 and 12’s will also have the opportunity to participate in Kinnus, which is our AGM that is usually held right after fed camp. More details to come soon!

We look forward to making many new memories with all of our campers, old and new! 

Finally, we are acting in accordance to AZYC guidelines and government regulations. We will be keeping our eyes open for any changes and update you accordingly. 

We can’t wait to see all your smiling faces very very soon, 

Tel Chai!

Daniel & Alon

Roshei Machane

What to Bring

For years 2-9 as it is a day camp, chanichim should bring only what they need for the day in a backpack. This should include:

  • Packed lunch 
  • Medication (if applicable) 
  • Hat & sunscreen 
  • Swimmers
  • Towel

For years 10-12 camp will run for 3 days and 2 nights. Participants will be expected to have enough clothing for the full extent of camp. If any items are forgotten we will do our best to accommodate however to avoid issues please ensure your children have everything they need when coming on camp.

Full Packing List
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow, pillowcase and fitted sheet
  • Pyjamas
  • Clothes for 3 days (underwear, socks, pants, shorts)
  • Dark Jeans/trousers (at least one pair is essential)
  • Jumper/jacket
  • Clothes to get dirty/messy in
  • Kippah (optional)
  • Betar Chultzah (if you don’t have one they are will be available for purchase for $35)
  • Toiletries
  • Towel/s
  • Runners and closed shoes
  • Torch
  • Medication (if needed)
What Not to Bring
  • Mobile phones, iPod’s or other expensive toys.
  • Nuts or any products containing nuts are banned under Australian law, from all camps in Australia. Please ensure to check all food products before packing.
  • Non-Kosher food or lollies. Betar camps are kosher, and aim to provide a kosher enviroment for all chanichim. Non-kosher food will be confiscated.
  • Energy drinks such as V and Red Bull and chewing gum are not to be brought to or consumed during camp at all.
  • Any person found in possession of the following may be asked to leave the campsite at their own expense with no refund: stink bombs, smoke bombs, cigarettes, alcohol, knives or weapons of any kind and illicit substances.

    Betar does not take responsibility for any loss or damage of personal items.

    Cost

    Betar acts as a not-for profit organisation and prices are kept as low as possible.

    Grades 2-9: 

    Early bird price – until December 10: $50 per 2 days

    Late bird price – December 11 onwards: $60 per 2 days

    Grades 10-12:

    Early bird price – until December 10: $115

    Late bird price – December 11 onwards: $130

    Forms

    This year we are experimenting with a new sign up system, there shouldn’t be any need to complete these forms as they have been integrated into the sign up form. If there are any issues we will let you know if you need to use the forms below.

    Payment Methods:

    ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFER:

    Please put your child’s full name in the transfer description.

    Account Name: Betar QLD

    Account BSB: 064-123

    Account No: 00910272

    Description: “Name of camper/s”

    PLEASE NOTE: No child will be able to board the bus without submitting their forms and payment.

    Financial Assistance:

    It has been longstanding policy of Betar Australia that no child should be excluded from participation due to financial constraints. If payment poses a problem, please do not hesitate to contact Hannah Rother (Betar QLD Gizbar) on 0447 397 438.

    Confidentiality is always assured.

    Contact

    If you have any more enquiries or concerns about camp please contact the Roshim (Heads) of camp with the details below:

    Daniel Mendels – 0468 396 594

    Alon Nusem – 0421 159 910

    juniorcamp.qld@betar.org.au

    Mefaked (Director) of Betar Queensland:

    Please contact Alon if you have any general questions/enquiries about Betar Queensland or COVID-19 specific questions. 

    Alon Nusem – 0421 159 910