Bonim means ‘builders’ as this is the year the Channies lay their foundation as a force within Habo. Whether it’s because of their unifying projects and Peulot, or the fact that this is the kids first time in tents, you can feel Bonim’s proud presence as they find their feet and build their future.
Bonim’s educational theme is partnership, as we aim to educate Bonim Channies on the power of teamwork and the importance of collaboration. Illegal Immigration is an educational simulation of the undertaking of the Jewish resistance fighters from Europe to Eretz Israel in the 1940s. It highlights the collaboration needed in this mass Aliya. Bonim also has an Environmental Empowerment project, whereby they learn about the power that we have as a collective in fighting against climate change.
Bonim is one of the most famous Machanot that we have to offer. Clearly, great emphasis is placed on passing tools to Bonim that help them make a real difference in the world as a group, which come in the form of immersive education about Jewish history and the ecosystem for example. However, more important than that is the need for these kids to have pure unadulterated fun, showcased in wrestlemania, Kikar olympics, and beach games.
The experience and bragging rights of being in tents for the first time is also a highlight of Bonim. Having graduated from the Shtilim cabins, Bonim can boast not being the youngest on site anymore, and because of this, Bonim is the perfect place to start for someone who hasn’t come on camp before. These kids are encouraged to freely roam the world we create in December, and just have fun!