Winter Day Camp

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to run our normal residential Machanot, however...

We are excited to launch our brand new Covid-secure Machane in both London and Manchester!

Warm up your Winter with Bnei Akiva, at our awesome Machanot (camps) for Years 6-12. All the Bnei Akiva camps are run by volunteers, who go through a selection process from which only the most talented, responsible, capable and committed leaders are chosen.

ALEPH

YEAR 6/7

MA’APILIM

YEAR 8

HAROEH

YEAR 9

GIMMEL

YEAR 10

SEENAI

YEAR 11

H-COURSE

YEAR 12

Times & Dates:

Monday 21st – Sunday 27th December

Friday 25th – NO CAMP (Asara B’Tevet)

Times for each Camp vary. You can see the full schedule on the table below.

Information:

We’ve recreated the magic of Winter Machane, the only difference – you sleep in your own bed!

Each day is packed full of Tochniot, Kvutsot, Chug and Shiur, lovingly planned and organised by your favourite Madrichim.

Venues:

London
NW London Location
£200

Manchester
The Bayit, 72 Singleton Rd, M7 4LU
£130

Purple times are the ‘Late Night Session’ which includes a Pizza dinner!
Motzei Shabbat Havdalah, Tochniot and Hot Chocolate!
Messibat Siyum, Sikkum & H-Course Tochnit to end the week in style!

FAQ’s

Q: What are you able to run this Winter?
A: We have put together a Day Camp – the only difference between this and a normal Winter Machane is the children sleep in their own beds! Camps are for all children in Years 6-12.
Q: Is there limited space, or a booking deadline for these activities?
A: We have tried to plan for as many participants as possible and hope everyone who wants to come will be able to. However we are limited in the number of bubbles we can accommodate on site, so we will have to be very strict with capacity. We recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Q: What are you doing to make your activities are ‘Covid-Secure’?
A: Whilst we all want our children to have a great Winter, the health of our participants, their families and our Madrichim is the most important consideration. All activities will be socially distanced, incorporate small ‘bubbles’, use PPE where required, and there will be a strict hygiene protocol for toilets, shared facilities and equipment. Any child not following the guidelines will be removed from the group immediately. Any child who feels ill will be removed from the group immediately and will have to be collected. Please do not send any child who has been ill. All our procedures and practices will be in line with government guidelines and we are keeping a close eye on any updates. If we feel we can not ensure the safety of our activities, they may be cancelled at any point. We need to all be sensible and look out for each other. Stay alert. Stay safe.
Q: Can I sign up for individual days?
A: There is not an option for a day by day programming this winter. Ensuring the safety of our participants is paramount within the planning of the programming which means we can not allow participants to come some days and not others. This is to ensure we have secure bubbles in line with the government guidelines. Furthermore, we have limited spaces available and priority will be given to those who will be attending all days of machane. If your child would like to attend, we really would recommend coming to the full programming to be a part of an unbelievable Bnei Akiva Machane experience with their friends.
Q: What are the financial changes for this Day Camp compared to Residential Machane?
A: The cost of the day camp will be £200 in London, and £130 in Manchester. Any family who has signed up for residential Winter Machane can request a refund on any balance overpaid should you wish. Alternatively, you can use that credit to pay for day camp, or keep it in the system for future events. We want to be as flexible as possible to help each family as they need, and request in turn your support and patience through this difficult time.
Q: What will my child need to bring each day?
A: All children will need to bring a packed lunch and any snacks/drinks they would like during the day. There will be no sharing of food or drinks due to the risks of Covid-19 cross-contamination. Our Madrichim will be able to provide wrapped sweets etc during Tochniot, for example Starburst. Children should ensure they bring coats/scarves/hats for outdoor activities as well as indoor casual clothes. All boys are required to wear a Kippa or head covering.
If you have any further questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]

Summer Machane

Every summer Bnei Akiva is the place to be as we run our fantastic Machanot (camps) for Years 3-10. All the Bnei Akiva camps are run by volunteers, who go through a selection process from which only the most talented, responsible, capable and committed leaders are chosen.

PROVISIONAL DATES: 2nd-15th August 2021 (Aleph 5th-15th)

COVID-19 - We are hopeful that summer programming can go ahead as normal, but all programmes are subject to change/cancellation

ARI – YEARS 3-6

LAST YEAR

Location: London and Manchester Batim

Back for a second year! Our brand new Day Camp running in both Manchester and London! Named in memory of Arieh Handler,  you can enjoy a week of amazing activities, from wide games to arts & crafts, and a number of fantastic outings! Manchester and London chanichim will even meet up for an awesome adventure away in the country on one day. Early drop off and late pick up are available, as well as individual day bookings.

Price: £TBC

ALEPH – YEAR 6

LAST YEAR

Location: Peak District

At Aleph, you will be travelling in the footsteps of our fathers, taking a journey through the stories of the Torah in so many exciting ways. Our aim is to develop your individual talents and self-expression in a fun and creative atmosphere. You’ll also enjoy some outdoor adventure activities, and a trip to a theme park!

This year Aleph runs for 10 days, with chanichim also able to attend our Day Camp Machane Ari the week before.

Price: £TBC

ALEPH CHALUTZI -YEAR 7

LAST YEAR

Location: Peak District

You will learn some vital outdoor survival skills, sleeping under canvas and enjoying Zip Wires and Kayaking! You’ll have a fantastic team experience and will form special friendships and bonds to last a lifetime. At Aleph Chalutzi you will learn about inspirational characters from Tanach.

Taking place at our first class campsite in the Peak District, Chanichim will benefit from fantastic indoor facilities, as well as a purpose built tent village!

Price: £TBC

BET BASE- YEAR 8

LAST YEAR

Location: Peak District
Chanichim on Bet Base will enjoy the beautiful Peak District with a schedule packed full of adventure activities! The Chanichim are off-site almost every weekday visiting attractions, experiencing adventurous pursuits, and building memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Staying in a purpose built building, complete with fantastic grounds and woodland to explore, they this as a base to explore the beautiful Peak District. Over the course of Machane they will have Bnei Akiva tochniot, education and ruach, whilst also experiencing activities such as:

– Go Ape
– Rock Climbing/Abseiling
– Raft Building/Kayaking
– Bushcraft/Orienteering
– Cycling & Hiking
– Archery
– Theme Park

Price: £TBC

BET CHALUTZI – YEAR 9

LAST YEAR

Location: Czech Republic
Bet Chalutzi will be travelling to the stunning Czech mountains, and staying in our exceptional accommodation in the Spa town of Karlovy Vary. During this time they will experience the beautiful countryside on tiyulim and rafting activities, and visit the historic city of Prague. The chanichim will connect and engage with the Jewish history of the city, led by professional tour guides, and visit museums, historic Shuls and local sites.
Chanichim will also benefit from a professional on-site chef, fantastic activities planned by our brilliant Madrichim, and of course some epic Bnei Akiva Ruach.
Price: £TBC

GIMMEL – YEAR 10

LAST YEAR

Location: South Africa

Once again, Gimmel has a real treat with Machane in South Africa! We are excited to announce that thanks to the continued support of the BA South Africa community, we have secured funding to return again!!

We will team up with our Bnei Akiva Chaverim to bring you to their world class and bespoke Machane site. You will enjoy:

  • Your very own beautiful private beach on Machane.
  • An unbelievable tiyul on the Garden Route.
  • Safari, Sandboarding, Cape Town, day trips and more!
  • Loads of sports – football, volleyball, netball, indoor basketball and all the sporting equipment you could wish for!
  • A qualified full time team of medics and CSO guards on duty 24 hours a day.
  • Well balanced delicious meals and excellent menus catered by professional staff.
  • Memorable Bnei Akiva ruach from your favourite Madrichim, and the chance to meet South African Madrichim and Chanichim.

Price: £TBC

WORKING AT MACHANE

All of Bnei Akiva’s machanot are run by dedicated volunteers. From Technikim to Madrichim, and from Head Cooks to Roshim and Sganim; Bnei Akiva needs you to keep running our fantastic machanot.

OUR POLICIES

Please take time to read through some of our policies below. For more information feel free to get in touch with the office.

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