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Shavuot 2021

The Scriptures itself dictates the counting of the seven weeks following Passover Holiday. Counting the omer (Leviticus 23:15-16) refers to the 49-day period between Passover (Pesach) and the Biblical Holiday of Pentecost (Shavuot).

In accordance with the scriptures, Great Awakening Assemblies in conjunction with the Great Awakening Assembly Philadelphia is hosting a PENTECOST WEEKEND EXPERIENCE May 21-24, 2021 at at Pocono Springs Resort Camp in the Beautiful Pocono Mountains, less than 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia.

Participants will witness a powerful flow of PROPHECY, PROPHETIC WORSHIP, PENETRATING TEACHING, and a manifestation of the GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT (RUACH) remembering the Feast of the Weeks (Pentecost) in which the Disciples received the fulfillment of the ReNewed Covenant of the Law and gift of the Holy Spirit and began to speak with different tongues and all men of all nations understood them as if they spoke in their native tongue in which they were born on the Holy Day of PENTECOST (Acts 2).

Shavuot 2021 includes

  • 4 Day 3 Night Stay
  • All Meals and Snacks
  • T-Shirt
  • Engaging sessions led by leading Hebrew Voices
  • Marriage Workshop & Social
  • Singles Workshop
  • Youth Workshop
  • Ruach-filled Pentecost Gathering
  • Panel Discussion
  • Recreational Activities
  • Sabbath Gathering
  • Night of Worship
  • Great Fellowship

Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend time learning and exploring this Holy Day with a diverse mix of people from around the country. Throughout the weekend there a number of worship services, fellowships, programs, immersions and activities to choose from. Families from all over will gather together with us to create a marvelous extended family and community. Registration price is $309 per person, $150 for ages 5-10 and free for ages 4 and under.

COVID POLICIES

Based on State’s guidelines, the Great Awakening will operate using the Concentric Circle of Infection Prevention model. This model suggests that in absence of medical risk factors, the likelihood of contracting an infectious disease is diminished by combining diligent social distancing practices with a reduced amount of exposure time around other people. To replicate this model, we have modified our Shavuot 2021 procedures in the following ways.

COVID-19 Screening Stations will in Place to Keep Everyone Safe

For participants of Shavuot who plan to be on the grounds of Pocono Springs, the first stop upon arrival will be at one of the COVID-19 screening stations. At the stations, GA participants will be greeted by a friendly volunteer whose role is to help keep you safe.

The relevant risks of COVID-19 mean we must prioritize the importance of safety procedures in our operations. Screening stations at entrances to Pocono Springs facilities serve a critical role to ensure we are keeping each other safe.

GA volunteers will continue to staff the screening stations. New or additional screeners will be added as needed.

Please remember that volunteers who serve as screeners are working to keep everyone safe. As you enter facilities, be sure to do your part by coming prepared. You will be greeted by a screener who is required to check for the following:

Are wearing a mask covering your nose and mouth

  • Why? Facilities where screening stations are located are subject to masking guidelines and require everyone to wear a facemask to protect themselves and others.
  • Remember: Carry your mask with you at all times to conserve masks at screening stations.

They will check your temperature to ensure yours is less than 100 degrees

  • Why? To check for low grade fever that maybe associated with COVID-19 infection

They will perform a COVID-19 symptom check by asking a brief series of questions

  • Why? To check for new onset of symptoms that maybe associated with COVID-19 infection

After passing the screening process, you must wear a current day screening sticker.

In an effort to minimize illness at our event we ask that you check your health daily beginning 10 days prior to the Great Awakening event. We want to make sure we are starting our events “clean” with healthy Participants and this begins at home. Please bring this completed form with you at the beginning of the event.

GA 10 Day Health Screening Form

Based on State and National guidelines, the Great Awakening will operate using the Concentric Circle of Infection Prevention model. This model suggests that in absence of medical risk factors, the likelihood of contracting an infectious disease is diminished by combining diligent social distancing practices with a reduced amount of exposure time around other people. To replicate this model, we have modified our Shavuot 2021 procedures in the following ways.

GA COVID PROCEDURES

Venue

Shavuot 2021 will be held at Pocono Springs Resort Camp in the Beautiful Pocono Mountains, less than 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia.

Pocono Springs is tucked away in the Southern Pocono Mountains. The magnificent natural beauty of the 65-acre property provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable Shavuot celebration!  

You will experience the natural beauty of Pocono Springs on a picturesque lakefront campus. The private lake, in the heart of camp, is outfitted with new docks, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, a sand beach, and an aqua playground.

Pocono Springs also has an outdoor heated pool, campfire areas, a challenge course, a zip line that soars across ‘Reflection Lake’, and open fields for outdoor worship, relaxation and recreational sports (equipment included).  

The retreat offers spacious meeting/conference buildings, a theater, a covered pavilion, a large dining hall, and over 200 fully-renovated lodges/cabins. Each lodge/cabin features ceiling fans and a full bathroom including showers.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, May 21st
8:00am- 9:30am Breakfast
9:00am- 1:00pm Arrival & Registration / Early Check In Meet & Greet / Free Time For Activities
1:00pm- 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm- 6:00pm Arrival & Registration / Late Check In Meet & Greet / Free Time For Activities
6:00pm- 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm- 8:30pm Welcome Ceremony
8:30pm- 10:30pm Bonfire Praise & Worship & Hebrew Karaoke
SATURDAY, May 22nd
8:00am- 9:30am Breakfast 1
0:00am- 11:00am Corporate Prayer
11:00am- 2:00pm Sabbath Gathering
2:00pm- 3:00pm Lunch
3:00pm- 6:00pm Free Time For Activities
6:00pm- 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm- 10:00pm Workshops
-Beriyt Marriage Ministry Workshop
-Kingdom Minded Singles Ministry Workshop
-OBEYAH Youth Ministry Workshop
10:00pm- 11:00pm Bonfire Praise & Worship & Elder Storytelling
SUNDAY, May 23rd
7:00am- 9:00am Immersions
9:00am- 10:00am Breakfast
10:00am- 2:00pm Shavuot Worship Service & Moreh/Morah Installments
2:00pm- 3:00pm Lunch
3:00pm- 6:00pm Free Time For Activities
6:00pm- 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm- 10:00pm Adult Workshops
  • Question & Answer Freestyle Workshop with Hebro’s, Moreh’s Roundtable, Morah’s Roundtable &Voices of Zaqen Roundtable
  • Children and Youth Workshop with OBEYAH Youth Ministry
10:00pm- 11:00pm Bonfire Praise & Worship
MONDAY, May 24th
8:00am- 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am- 10:30am Corporate Prayer
10:30am- 11:30am Commemoration Ceremony & Financial Awareness Presentation
12:00pm- 2:00pm Lunch / Mishpacha Reunion BBQ Style
2:00pm- 3:00pm Check Out of Cabins
3:00pm- 5:00pm Departure

Check In/Check Out

  • Arrival and Cabin Check-In: May 21, 2021 - 9:00AM (Lunch, Dinner)
  • Departure and Cabin Check-Out: May 24, 2021 - 3:00PM (Breakfast, Lunch)
  • The Great Hebrew Awakening will check out of the Pocono Springs Camp Property (All Facility & Grounds) by 5:00 pm

Air Travel

ADDRESS

  • Address: 48 Pocono Springs Way, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
  • Alternative Address for GPS: 664 Resica Falls Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

 

AIR TRAVEL

  • The closest major airport to Pocono Springs is Newark Liberty International Airport. It is located 100 miles away from the property which is about a 45-60 minute drive.
  • WEBSITE: www.newarkairport.com
  • We will be providing transportation to and from the airport. Our shuttle service will have designated pick up and drop times.  We will need to know flight arrivals/departures if you plan on utilizing the shuttle service.
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Dining

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the 6,000 square foot Dining Hall which features gorgeous views of Reflection Lake, a brand-new sound system, and an expansive deck for outdoor dining. All of our meals are cooked on-site by a team of professional caterers and feature seasonal items based on the freshest ingredients, sourced as local as possible. Meals would normally be served buffet style. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meals will be served on a tray. Vegan and Vegetarian meals will be available. We will also accommodate dietary needs. Please note your dietary restrictions and allergies during registration.

Activities Itinerary

FRIDAY, May 21st
9:00am- 1:00pm FREE TIME AFTER EARLY CHECK IN
  • Zip Lines
  • High Ropes Adventure Course
  • Low Ropes Challenge Course
  • Climbing Tower
  • Boating (incld. Canoeing & Kayaking)
  • Nature Hike
  • Relaxing & Fellowshiping by the Lake
  • Dock Fishing (you will need to bring your own pole)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Field Sports (Gaga Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football)
  • Roller Skating (you will need to bring your own skates)
 
2:30pm- 6:00pm FREE TIME AFTER CHECK IN
  • Zip Lines
  • High Ropes Adventure Course
  • Low Ropes Challenge Course
  • Climbing Tower
  • Boating (incld. Canoeing & Kayaking)
  • Nature Hike
  • Relaxing & Fellowshiping by the Lake
  • Dock Fishing (you will need to bring your own pole)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Field Sports (Gaga Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football)
  • Roller Skating (you will need to bring your own skates)
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  • SATURDAY, May 22nd Free Time 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Lake Swimming
  • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Boating (incld. Canoeing & Kayaking)
  • Fishing (you will need to bring your own pole)
  • Zip Lines
  • High Ropes Adventure Course
  • Low Ropes Challenge Course
  • Climbing Tower
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Field Sports (Kickball, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Gaga Ball)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Nature Hike
  • Relaxing & Fellowshiping by the Lake
 
SUNDAY, May 22rd Free Time 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Lake Swimming
  • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Boating (incld. Canoeing & Kayaking)
  • Fishing (you will need to bring your own pole)
  • Zip Lines
  • High Ropes Adventure Course
  • Low Ropes Challenge Course
  • Climbing Tower
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Field Sports (Kickball, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Gaga Ball)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Nature Hike
  • Relaxing & Fellowshiping by the Lake

Packing List

This list is not season specific, so not all items may apply.   This list is not necessarily exhaustive or imperative.

Clothes

  • Shabbat Worship Attire (‘Nice’ clothes and shoes for worship)
  • 4 Shirts
  • Sweaters (for chilly mornings and evenings)
  • 4 Pants/Belt (or skirts/dresses)
  • 3 pairs of clothes to ‘get dirty’ in (for recreational activities such as zip lining, basketball, field sports, climbing tower etc.)
  • Jacket/Coat
  • Socks
  • Sneakers
  • Undergarments
  • Swimming Attire (boxer style shorts for guys and modest, one piece suits for girls with shorts)
  • Sleepwear
  • Raincoat or umbrella
Bedding
A Pillow & Pillow Case
Warm Blanket or Sleeping Bag
A Flat Sheet
A Fitted Sheet
Laundry Bag (no plastic bags please)
Toiletries
2 Towels (bathroom + pool/lake)
Washcloths
Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
Soap
Shampoo/Conditioner
Toothpaste/Toothbrush
Comb/Hairbrush
Hair products
Hair Dryer/Hair Curler/Iron
Prescriptions/Vitamins
First Aid
Lotion
Deodorant
Glasses/Contacts/Solution
Insect Repellent
Sunscreen if needed
Worship and Study
Bible
Notebook
Pens
 
Technology
Camera
Cell Phone
Charger
Personal Protection Gear
Masks
Hand Sanitizer
Sanitizing Wipes
Optional
Equipment for Activities (skates, fishing equipment, etc.)

Registration

Use this page to register and pay for your exciting "The Great Awakening Shavuot 2021"  experience.
IMPORTANT: Fill out the registration form below for the conference experience from the list that follows.
Basic Information
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