(Last Day to register: Nov. 30th 2016)
Machane Horef is a winter weekend, where members of Shevet Galim come together for two wintery days of fun. All tzofim will take part in exciting activities, experience the outdoors, and have an amazing time bonding with their friends.
This year, the theme for Machane Horef is Super Heroes.. The machane will be held at Camp Marston near Julian, CA, about an hour from the shevet.
Shachbag and 9th grade will leave the Shevet on Dec. 9th at 4:30PM.
3rd – 8th grade will leave the Shevet* on Dec. 10th at 8:30AM.
* There will be no additional pickups. All Chanichim are required to arrive at the SDJA by 8:00AM or directly to Camp Marston by 9:30AM.Everyone will be back at the Shevet on Sunday, Dec. 11th at 6:00PM.
Lodging will be in cabins, and each bunk is equipped with a mattress.
All meals are “Israeli style Kosher”. (No meat and milk at the same meal and either chicken or fish will be served.  Vegetarian options will be available.)


Things to pack / רשימת ציוד:

  • Khaki
  • Hat
  • Warm hat and gloves for this night
  • Flashlight
  • Water and reusable water bottle
  • Walking shoes (must be closed shoes)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunblock
  • Warm sleeping bag and an extra blanket (the temp. may go down to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Clothes for 2 nights, including warm clothes (please check weather, machane is in-land and it is likely to be cold)
  • Extra socks
  • Flip flops or other shoes for showers
  • Shower supplies including toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Towel
  • Snacks to share with group (optional)
  • Additionally, bring a shirt or other piece of clothing in the color according to the following list:
    • 3rd Grade – Blue
    • 4th Grade – Red
    • 5th Grade – Yellow
    • 6th Grade – Green
    • 7th Grade – Black
    • 8th Grade – Blue
    • 9th Grade – Red

We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Please label all items,  and do not bring electronics or valuables.



  • We need a ratio of 1:10.
  • Please sign up to volunteer as chaperon (1 night) by notifying Alona @ volunteer@shevetgalim.com
  • We will need 2-3 parents to join the shachbag for Friday overnight and bring some madrichim back to the shevet on Sat. morning so they will welcome chanichim at the shevet and join the bus ride to camp.


Additional Information:

  • Please do not forget to come to camp dressed with khaki shirt and pants, closed toe shoes, and a hat.


    • חאקי מלא
    • כובע (לשמש)
    • כובע חם וכפפות לערב
    • פנס
    • מים + בקבוק למים רב פעמי
    • חטיפים
    • נעלי הליכה סגורות
    • נייר טואלט
    • קרם הגנה
    • בגדים להחלפה
    • בגדים חמים ללילה (הטמפרטורות בלילה יכולות להגיע ל-40 מעלות פרנהייט)
    • שק שינה חם ושמיכה
    • מברשת ומשחת שיניים ( מגבת וכלי רחצה)
    • שכב”ג וט’ להביא חולצה לבנה לשישי

Registration and Payment

(Last Day to register: Nov. 30th 2016)

All campers (madrichim and chanichim) must be registered by Nov. 30th. Registration includes:

  1. Completion of the online Registration
  2. Completion and return of the YMCA Waiver
  3. Completion of the payment for camp

All campers must be full time members of the shevet and fully registered to the shevet.*

Late registration will be available for 72 hours (Dec. 1 – 3) but will carry an additional $60 late fee.  No exceptions will be made. Please register on time.

Since Shevet Galim is required to pay for all meals at Camp Marston, there is a Chaperon fee to cover these costs.

Registration – הרשמה

Registration for Machane Horef is closed.

If you have not already done so, please download, complete, sign and return the YMCA Waiver and bring it to the bus at the time of dropoff.

Chaperon Name

* Payment for Chaperon does not guarantee participation. You will be notified by November 30th regarding your participation as a Chaperon. Fees will be immediately refunded for excess Chaperons.