One of the greatest aspects of Avoda is the camaraderie that stems from its team sports. Everyone participates, everyone plays, and everyone pulls together. Whether instruction, competition, or simply pickup games, our athletics program is all about the love of the game.
Avoda has both intramural leagues (one of our most popular programs within camp) and intercamp meets, where we play other camps in New England. Team sports include softball, basketball, tennis, swimming, and soccer. There are a number of tournaments for each sport throughout the summer, some at Avoda, and “away games,” held at different camps.
At Avoda we have many ways for campers to explore and express their creativity. We offer Arts and Crafts, Woodworking, Photography, Video Production and more, all taught by our awesome specialists.
With trained staff and the right equipment, there’s no challenge that a determined camper can’t meet. That includes camping under the stars, navigating the woods in our wilderness elective, tackling our ropes and adventure course, and climbing our 50-foot-high rock wall.
Operating in accordance with American Red Cross standards, our waterfront program on Lake Tispaquin provides instruction and recreation in swimming, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, kneeboarding, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, tubing, and fishing.
Talk to an Avoda alumnus in his 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s, and he can probably tell you the names of his Color War teams and even sing some of their songs. This second-month, all-camp competition celebrates the culmination of the summer, and captures the true essence of teamwork and Avoda spirit.