SCHEDULE: Reunion events will run from early evening Friday, August 1st through brunch on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014.

VENUE:  Most of our activities will take place in Big Bear, CA at our beautiful new Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa located at Bluff Lake, just up the road from our 1960s camp location.

LODGING:  We have reserved a group of townhouses that are located near camp.  Each has two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and the other with two twins; and one bathroom. The price for a person sharing a room is $180, including meals, snacks, and all taxes and fees. The price for one person to reserve a private room is $300.


FOOD: Kosher meals and snacks will be provided throughout the weekend. We will party into the night at the townhouse moadon/rec room so bring libations if you are so inclined! 
ACTIVITIES:  A Machaneh Shabbat - Dancing into the Night - Chugim - Star Gazing - Kayaking & Hiking with Friends - Major nostalgia 

RESERVATIONS:  To guarantee your room at the special rate we've
negotiated, we need your paid reservation by JUNE 15.  Late registrants may be accommodated at a higher rate. RSVP TODAY!


UPDATES & MIFGASH NEWS: Please visit our website for Mifgash updates, Attendee list, Memorabilia & more.
SHOMER SHABBAT? Call for arrangements.


NON-HABONIM SPOUSE?  Bring him/her along - all are welcome! 


TRANSPORTATION: We can help arrange carpools for interested attendees.  Driving directions available upon request or enter "Machaneh Gilboa Big Bear" in Google maps/Mapquest for location & directions. Machaneh is approximately 2hrs 40min from both Los Angeles and San Diego. 


Julie Macht: General Questions;



Nearly 60 Machaneh Gilboa bogrim (alumni) from the 1950s and 1960s gathered at the new Gilboa for a weekend of chavershaft, nostalgia and fun in Big Bear, California.  They had a blast renewing old friendships, singing Hebrew melodies and generally reliving their collective youth as well as connecting with today's Habonim Dror.

Alumni amazed the campers with their harmonies, challenged them to a round of "Saskatchewan" and engaged them in chuggim about "Habonim in the Olden Days" and a 1960s era Anti-War Shabbat led by Alisa Belinkoff (recreated from an original manuscript that she had written when she was a chanicha/camper). A heartfelt and emotional sicha on "What Habonim Meant to Me"  reignited alumni's ties to each other and to the movement.  

Don Scholl led a tzofiut chug; Miriam Chankin and Yael Caiserman Rosenbloom taught the kids the latest Israeli dances and the oldest songs.  Dalia Belinkoff collated a shiron (songbook) used as they sang into the night.  

Check out the PHOTOS of everyone enjoying their reunion at