Evening Activities

NOTE: The agenda below is dynamic. Changes will most likely be made, check back on the day of the activity in question for any last minute changes. Evening activities will take advantage of our beautiful camp, temperate summer nights and the talents of our volunteers and vendors. If you have an activity you would like to add to the schedule below please contact us at Event@MosaicOutdoor.Org .

Each night, you'll have an opportunity to relax and unwind by the fire, sing songs (or just listen), play games, and chat with old and new friends. You will find the campfire near the Chapel on the way to the Ropes Course. 

NOTE: The “Meet Your Leader” session will happen every evening. ATTENDANCE MANDATORY. Confirm your registration, find details of what is required for your chosen activity on Friday. You must go to this meeting and inform leader if you are changing. If you are changing into another activity, you MUST go to that meeting as well.


Thursday Night

  3:00 PM – 5:45 PM Arrivals and Registration (Front of The Barn)

  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner and welcoming remarks (Dining Hall)

  7:15 PM – 7:30 PM Minyan requested for those who need to say Kaddish (Amphitheater next to Dining Hall)

  7:30 PM – 7:45 PM Meet your leader for Friday activities (Around Dining Hall)

  7:45 PM - 9:30 PM Registration for late arrivals (Ball Court or near the mixers)

  7:50 PM – 9:32 PM Mixers (Ballcourt or Indoor Staging Area)

  9:30 PM – 12:00 AM Campfire (or equivalent – actual fire depends on local fire guidelines in effect for the area)

      ****we will not be changing any activity on site this year.

Friday Night

  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Pool open. Cool off after your day’s activity, schmooze, share stories… (Poolside)

  5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services (Chapel)

  6:45 PM - 8:30 PM Candle lighting, Kiddush, Motzi, Dinner and Birkat (Dining Hall)

  8:30 PM - 8:50 PM Meet your leader (Around Dining Hall)

  8:55 PM - 9:30 PM JOE, past, present, future. How do we make things better? (Dining Hall)

  9:30 PM - 10:00 PM MOCA, the Next Steps… how can MOCA support and help local clubs grow and flourish? -- Join us and share your thoughts. It takes a village!

  9:45 PM - ??? Campfire (or equivalent – actual fire depends on local fire guidelines in effect for the area)

10:00 PM - 10:30 PM Night Hike: Meet in front of Dining Hall to go out for a night hike. Leader TBD. Bring flashlights, but try not to use them. (Dinning Hall)

Saturday Night

  3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Volleyball/Poolside Party (Pool)

  5:15 PM  -  5:30 PM Minyan requested for Kaddish (TBD - Meet at Pool then decide)

  5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Dinner (Dinning Hall)

  6:30 PM  -  6:50 PM Meet your leader (Around Dining Hall)

  7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM First session Shelley Morningsong (Stage Area)

  8:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Havdalah (Stage Area)

  9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Second session Shelley Morningsong (Stage Area)

10:00 PM - late  - Games in Dining hall (Dining Hall)

11:00 PM - ??? - Night Hike with Dave Liebman.  Bring flashlights, but try not to use them. (Meet at front of Dining Hall)

11:00 PM - ??? - Campfire. Join & meet friends from across the country, world, & cosmos having fun singing & socializing around the evening campfire. Bring: musical instrument, song book, etc.

Sunday Night

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Volleyball/Poolside Party

 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Group Photos (Flag Pole)

 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Kaddish Minyan (Pool)

 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Awards Ceremony (Pool)

 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Elections, Council of Delegates Meeting (Pool)

 6:15 PM - 7:55 PM Dinner with info for Monday AM (Dining Hall)

 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM An Evening with Golda Meir (TBD)

 9:05 PM - 10:05 PM Breakouts

Everything you wanted to know about Casino Gambling, but were afraid to Ask by Steve Berger (TBD)

 It will be a discussion of how to have fun and maybe win while gambling at a Casino, we will discuss the various table games and how to play them, how to manage your money and how to figure out which game to play.  Learn about Blackjack, Roulette, Pai Gow, Baccarat, Craps and more.  Questions will be welcomed.
Steve Berger is a former President and Vice President of MOCA and a proud member of the Northern Ohio Mosaic club.  Steve has spent the last 5 years as a Casino Dealer and Pit Boss.  Steve hikes, kayaks and rides his motorcycle in his spare time.

Improv by Ruth Levikoff  (TBD)

Whether you have ever done or seen improv or not, you are a perfect participant for the hour and a half of fun and games and laughter.To me, improv is play, not performance, cooperative, not competitive. I try to create a sequence of exercises, that enables everyone to feel comfortable and be playing, and allows folks to experience the joy of seeing the amazing creativity that they never knew they have, as well as the bonding that comes from laughing together. I prefer no more than 15, but will make the limit 18, so that everyone gets to spend a lot of time playing.

Ruthie has performed in the past with Full Circle Theater and Second Circle Improv Players (Applied Improvisation), and has trained with Full Circle, PHIT (Philadelphia Improv Theater) (long-form improv), Second City in Chicago (2 summer weeklong intensives), and Comedy Sportz in Philadelphia. She has given training workshops for Second Circle Improv Players, and other general short-form workshops, and applied improv training for West Philadelphia Skills Initiative.

Talk on wolves by Bob Goldman (TBD)

An enlightening talk and discussion on ecologically vital and precious wolves, native beings of the Southwest and all of North America, placed on earth by the Creator of all life.

Wolves are native, ecologically vital and beautiful members of the North American landscape. Wherever they live, wolves bring life and vitality to entire ecosystems. As with all natural predators, they keep their prey species and all of nature, healthy and strong. Native Americans revered wolves as great teachers, demonstrating true devotion to family, nurturing and teaching their pups together, and collectively providing for the needs of young and old. Yet, European settlers brought demonic fairy tales and falsehoods about wolves to this continent. Their American descendants have persecuted and massacred these innocent and beautiful wild beings ever since. Such ignorance, cruelty and slaughter, is the very opposite of the respect, admiration and protection all wolves deserve. You'll learn the truth about wolves and hear of some of the devoted individuals and groups who are fighting to protect them and keep them wild and free, while preserving and restoring the wild places they need, to live. You'll learn of the enemies of wolves and wild nature who are being challenged to stop the persecution and killing of wolves and all native wildlife on this huge continent, where there is room for all. It certainly is time for decency, respect and co-existence to be the new American way.

Robert Goldman is a long time wolf and wildlife defender and advocate. Bob served as principal organizer of The National Rally to Protect America's Wolves! which took place in front of the Washington Monument in Washington DC on September 7, 2013. You can listen to Bob's opening remarks at the Rally.

 9:30 PM - 10:45 PM

10:00 PM – ???? Campfire (or equivalent – actual fire depends on local fire guidelines in effect for the area) Last chance to have fun singing & socializing around the evening campfire.



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