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2023 CBSW Congregational Retreat


We're going back to camp! 

Join us April 28-30 for our CBSW Congregational Retreat on the shores of Lake Livingston as we reconnect with nature and Judaism in comfort (air conditioned cabins, ya'll... !). 

If you have already registered and secured your private cabin, we look forward to seeing you there! 

If you're on the fence... maybe not certain of activities and whether there's something for you - there is! We have many activities planned with options for every age range and activity level. 


 Lakeside shabbat services, canoeing, archery, nature hike, challenge tower,   family art project, ladies' chai tea, games, team building, campfires and   s'mores, Today study, ziplining... and much more! 

 There's still time to register, but space is running out.

 Register today!



Q. Why is our congregation offering this retreat? What is the goal? 

A. The CBSW Board initiated this program to provide an opportunity for all of our congregants to gather together outside of our daily lives in The Woodlands / North Houston. The desire is to build upon our Jewish community, find our spiritual-ness within nature and each other. We hope that every congregant will form new friendships with other congregants while having time to self-reflect in the beautiful surroundings camp has to offer.

Q. Where is the retreat? How long is the drive?

A. The camp is located on Lake Livingston. The drive is approximately one hour from The Woodlands.

Q. Will we be roughing it?

A. No. Each cabin has independent Air Condition / Heating systems, private bathrooms with showers. The camp facilities are top-notch with plenty of indoor and outdoor space for our group activities or for your individual space. You are free to choose from the outdoor areas or indoor areas to play games, kibitz, knit, play cards, or otherwise.

Q. Will the food be Kosher? Will the food be good?

A.  Food will be Kosher style. We will either have dairy or non-dairy meals available. The camp has a good reputation of supplying tasty meals to its groups.

Q. Can we bring our own food and snacks?

A. Yes, but please respect Kosher-style at meal times.

Q. Am I required to attend planned activities?

A. No. You are free to attend as many or as few activities as you desire. We will have Friday night and Saturday morning worship. Saturday mid-morning through evening we will have activities for adults and children of all ages to enjoy. There will also be educational opportunities with Rabbi.

Q. What is the camp like?

A. The camp is nestled on 530 acres touching Lake Livingston. The facilities are comfortable and well appointed for summer camps and retreats. Individual cabins have bunk beds with private bathrooms and showers. Cabins are clustered in groups with each group having a quad area and ample space for gathering.

Q. Will there be babysitting or childcare supervision during the retreat?

A. Parents are generally required to supervise their own children. The camp is very safe and not a huge need for parents to hover over their children. There will be a planned movie time for the little ones with someone designated to monitor the movie room. Weather permitting, we encourage attendees to be outside participating with fellow members developing friendships and congregational community.

Q. Do I need to bring anything besides clothing?

A. Yes. Every attendee must bring bedding; sheet, blanket, and pillow or sleeping bag equivalent. Each attendee should bring comfortable clothing, shoes, rain gear, flashlights, and bug spray. Board Games are also welcome.

Q. What about the weather?

A. A brilliant question for any day of the year, especially during the spring in southeast Texas. If we encounter inclement weather, there is an alternative schedule and ample space for our programs.

Q. Can I volunteer or lead a group, social, educational, or nature session?

A. Absolutely. Please contact David Cassidy to discuss your interest in volunteering.

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