Canoe Trip / Summer Shabbaton

Congregation Canoe Trip / Summer Shabbaton
July 19-22, 2018

Are you the outdoors type? Do you like to canoe and camp? Have no prior experience but you want to try something new? If so, Hakafa’s summer Shabbaton is for you! Join us for gourmet dining and a community experience on the river July 19-22, 2018.
This year we will return to the Pine River Paddle Sports Center (PRPSC) in Wellston, MI where we will establish a base camp. PRPSC is privately owned and extremely well maintained. We have reserved a wooded site that provides ample space for a large group. We have potable water available in the site. A short walk from our campsite are bathrooms equipped with sinks, flush toilets and hot showers. At our planning meeting(s) we will divvy out meals responsibility though we all help with meal preparation and clean-up. Children are welcome, but they must be strong swimmers.
Our itinerary is as follows:

  • Arrive Thursday July 19 and set-up camp. Dinner at the Twin Creek Inn, a Northwood’s supper club at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday July 20: Paddle the Menominee River.
  • Saturday July 21: Paddle the Pine River.
  • Sunday July 22: Paddle the Pierre Marquette River. Drive home.

Based on 2017 expenses, the cost per person for the campsite, canoes and gratuities comes to approximately $150.
If you would like to participate, please confirm by contacting John Wolfson ( or 847-344-9323). To reserve your spot, and so that we can pay our deposit to PRPSC, please send a check (made out to John Wolfson) for $100 per person to John (3232 Maple Leaf Drive, Glenview, IL 60026). Deposits are refundable.
Questions or ideas: contact John Wolfson at 847-344-9323 or

Canoe Trip 2012