CBI Family Retreat


CBI’s 2018 Family Retreat at Greene Family Camp is over and we had a great time. We hope to see you at the next retreat.

2018 Retreat Schedule of Activities

Fri Nov 16

4:00-8:00pm Checkin and Welcome Checkin, get room assignments
6:00-7:15pm Shabbat blessings and dinner  
7:15-8:15pm Shabbat services for kids and adults  
8:15-8:45pm Oneg Shabbat, desserts, schmoozing  
8:30-9:15pm Stargazing walk with Sarah Avner Stargazing in a dark sky. Bring star maps and star apps.

Board games for kids
Jammin’ and Drinkin’ with Dave B.

Fun board games with counselors
Sing along with Dave–folk & rock tunes by request–and maybe drink a bit, too. BYOB.
Sat Nov 17    
Early Coffee is always available We know how important this is
7:30-9:00am Breakfast Cereal and fruit at 7:30. Hot breakfast at 8:00.
8:30-9:30am Indoor/outdoor games for kids
Stroller-friendly walk
Meditation & Yoga with Rabbi Folberg
Up to 10 yrs
Slow paced, easy path
Put those legs to work!
Relaxing Jewish meditation. Yoga is optional
9:45-11:30am Shabbat services & Torah Study Separate kid-friendly activities
11:45-12:45pm Lunch  
12:45-1:15pm Greene Family Camp presentation  Learn about all that GFC has to offer
1:30-5:30pm Ongoing activities indoors and out Including basketball, foosball, air hockey, soccer
1:30-2:20pm Nap time for the little ones
Zipline (arrive a few minutes early)

Adult coloring & puzzles
Lanyards and beading
Walking tour of camp with Rabbi Levy

Maybe some adults, too
Sign-up required

Calming activity
For 5 – 9 year-olds

She will show you all the cool places

2:30-3:20pm Snack available
Zipline (arrive a few minutes early)
Kite and drone flying
Arts and crafts

Fruit, cheese sticks, etc.
Sign-up required.
Bring your own
Age-appropriate groups


Snack available
Zipline (arrive a few minutes early)
Outdoor activities
Indoor/Outdoor games for tots
Board games
Bake Sufganiot (Israeli Chanukah doughnuts)

Fruit, cheese sticks, etc
Sign-up required
1st thru 4th graders only
Twister, duck duck, and more
Ages 5 and 6
Sorry, adults only


Family Minute to Win It

Chanukah story hour

Creating Modern Midrash

Compete against other families in fun and silly games
Listen to some great Chanukah books along with quite reading and coloring.

Join Rabbi Levy and study this week’s portion through a completely different lens.  Use Midrash, the interpretive stories, to further explain our Torah and find hidden gems. Using text, art, dance, and music. For all ages. Adult supervision required.

5:30-6:00pm Free time


6:15-7:15pm Dinner


7:15-8:30pm Campfire, Havdalah, and S’mores

Say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to the S’mores.

8:30-10:00 Movie & Popcorn
Wine tasting with Sarah Avner
Bourbon tasting with Ben Jansen

For the kids
Adults only
Adults only

Sun Nov 18  


Early Coffee is always available We know how important this is
7:30-9:15am Breakfast Cereal and fruit at 7:30. Hot breakfast at 8:00.
9:15-9:30am T-shirts and group photo  
9:30-10:30am Packing
Games for tots and kids

So you can get your packing done
  See y’all back in Austin!