On Monday, August 21 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in a strip crossing the USA from Oregon to South Carolina. People will come from all over the world to see it—a total solar eclipse is an awesome, life-changing experience. Attach it to an Israeli dance camp, and it's a once-in-a-lifetime event!
Hora Eclipse will take place at YMCA Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood, in the Mark Twain National Forest, about 75 miles from St. Louis Missouri (map). The camp covers more than 7000 acres of fun!
Camp activities include alpine climbing tower, zip lines, rappelling; archery; swimming and nine kinds of boating on the lake; geocaching; caving; hiking; tennis, minigolf and real golf; paintball; riflery and skeet/trap shooting; rocketry; horse and pony riding; kids' activities; fishing; biking; and dozens more.
Plus a total solar eclipse.
Other folkdancers from around the globe.
Our talented and playful markidim, who will teach and lead sessions and make a fun time for all.
Staff eclipsophiles, experienced eclipse chasers who will give us a rich observing experience.
Anyone who wants to see the eclipse!
Hora Eclipse begins Friday afternoon August 18, and follows the general trajectory of a dance camp: Teaching during the day, dancing at night. There may be more special-interest sessions than usual: international folkdance, debkas, classics, contra, swing. There will be no talent show.
The last night of camp is not Saturday night. Sunday is a regular camp day, with an extra-late session Sunday night. Monday morning we get a little sleep, pack up (we have to be out of our rooms by 11:30) and have lunch. The eclipse itself starts at about 11:50, totality starts at 1:16:35, and it's all over by 2:30.