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Canoe Trip / Summer Shabbaton

Unfortunately, our 2020 Congregation Canoe Trip has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to our annual Shabbaton next summer - July 2021.

Congregation Canoe Trip / Summer Shabbaton
July 30-August 2, 2020
(Reservations requested by April 4, 2020)

Are you the outdoors type? Do you like to canoe and camp? Have no prior experience but you want to try something new? If so, Hakafa’s summer Shabbaton is for you! Join us for gourmet dining and a community experience on the river July 30-August 2, 2020.
This year we will return to the Pine River Paddle Sports Center (PRPSC) in Wellston, MI where we will establish a base camp. PRPSC is privately owned and extremely well maintained. We have reserved a wooded site that provides ample space for a large group. We have potable water available in the site. A short walk from our campsite are bathrooms equipped with sinks, flush toilets, and hot showers. At our planning meeting(s) we will divvy out meal responsibilities, though we all help with meal preparation and clean-up. Children are welcome, but they must be strong swimmers.
Our itinerary is as follows:

  • Arrive Thursday July 30 and set-up camp. Dinner at the Twin Creek Inn, a Northwood’s supper club at 7:00 PM.
  • Friday July 31: Paddle the Menominee River.
  • Saturday August 1: Paddle the Pine River.
  • Sunday August 2: Paddle the Pierre Marquette River. Drive home.

Based on prior trip expenses, the cost per person for the campsite, canoes and gratuities comes to approximately $160. Scholarships are available. Please contact Rabbi Elder if a scholarship is needed.

So that we can pay our deposit to PRPSC, if you'd like to participate, please send a check for $100 per person made out to "John Wolfson" by April 4, 2020 to: John Wolfson, 3232 Maple Leaf Drive, Glenview, IL 60026. Your final payment of $60 per person is due June 1, 2020. We will schedule a planning meeting in early June.

If you have any questions, please contact John Wolfson. 

Canoe Trip 2012


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