OAM Sukkot ’22
***Please fill out the Registration Form at the bottom of this page if you plan on attending***
 
 

Sukkot/Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah 2022

Sunday, October 9th – Wednesday, October 19th

10339 Lewis Rd. DeRidder (Ricky/Becky Deggs’ Home)

 

Schedule –

We are were so blown away last year by the number of people that ended up camping out. Even more so, the families that said they would be camping with us the next year. We DO realize that we still have those who, due to jobs, can not take the entire week off for Sukkot, so we have created a fluid schedule that we hope accommodates those who would like to camp/meet all week and those that will need to be in and out. Please see attached schedule for a detailed breakdown of the week, times, and activities.

Sukkot 2022 Schedule PDF

 

Lodging –

We have had many of you asking if there are spaces for tent camping available and the answer is YES! We have plenty of space for those who are interested in setting up tents. We are asking that if you are planning on camping on the grounds to let us know below. Also YOU will be responsible for cleaning up after yourself. Please leave it better than you found it. We also ask that if you are camping, that you donate $10 per night you stay to help cover electricity and water costs.

We recognize and understand that for some, camping is out of the question. We have several hotels and RV Parks that are within 15-20 minutes drive of our Sukkot campground. Below are the locations and phone numbers for you to connect you with those hotels.

Best Western Plus DeRidder Inns and Suites Quality Inn and Suites

(337) 460-2066      (337) 462-0022

Happy Days Rv Resort Pecan Acres RV Park

(337) 396-7427      (337) 462-9999

 

Food –

Because the size of our Sukkot continues to grow, we have decided that this year, breakfasts and lunches will be your responsibility. We have gas stations just minutes away for you to refill ice chests as needed. At this time we will not have a community kitchen for you to use, so keep that in mind when planning your meals.

For the nighttime meals, there will be several nights that OAM will provide the dinners. We also have a few families that have offered to host everyone for certain nights as well as a big “Chili Cook-Off” that you will have the opportunity to participate in. You will have the option of eating with the group or if you prefer to cook your own dinner, that is fine as well.

If you are interested in joining us for those meals provided by OAM, we do ask that you help cover the costs by giving a $5 donation PER PERSON, PER MEAL, (ages 12 and up).   ***Children 11 and under eat free.***

 

Activities –

This year, we will be bringing back a few of last year’s activities. Ladies, we will be having our wine tasting and craft classes as last year. We will be providing water slides over the weekend for the to keep the “littles” occupied. We will also have our kids “Challah Braiding” class as well as a few craft classes for them as well.

What’s New???

– This year, we are excited to announce that for the men we will be having a Bourbon Tasing Class. So you guys, even though you will not be able to join the ladies for the wine tasting, you WILL have a chance to sit back, relax, and have some guy time for yourselves.

– Chili Cook-Off. We have designated the Thursday Night for our first annual Chili Cook-Off. Last year, we had several excited about this idea, so we are inviting everyone to participate. What do you have to do? Just let us know that you will be participating. Each contestant will be provided with 8 oz. Cups to ladle a sample of their chili. Sukkot campers will then go from station to station, sampling the chili and then cast their vote in the ballot box. The winner will be announced that evening and will be presented with an award and a year of boasting rights. We are REALLY looking forward to this event. Do YOU have what it takes to be the ultimate Chili Cook?

– Sukkah Decorating Contest. Last year we also had the suggestion of a Sukkah Decorating Contest. Criteria??? Totally up to you. Use fall decor, Judaica, store bought, or hand made. We just ask that it be tasteful and nothing scary. Campers will begin judging the Sukkot on Friday and the winner will be announced on Saturday after Havdalah. Again, a small award and bragging rights for the year.

– Fishing. We have spent A LOT of time clearing and cleaning out our pond at OAM, so for those who would like, we will be offering fishing in our pond. Want to eat what you catch? No problem, however the cleaning, cooking, and clean up is ON YOU.

We have several other activities that we are currently working on to see if we can make happen. From ax throwing to range shooting. Those will be added to the schedule as we get more information.

 

Extras-

Every year we do our BEST to cut costs where we can, wanting to make sure EVERYONE has the opportunity to join us for Sukkot, at the same time doing our best to make sure everyone has an amazing time. That being said, there ARE many extras involved in Sukkot. From the building materials for the Sukkah, to the supplies and crafts for the kids and adult classes, and not forgetting the activities for the Family Times, just to name a few. Remember, Sukkot is a community event which requires COMMUNITY help. For Sukkot to be everything it can be, YOU have to be involved.

You can put your food cost donation as well as the Sukkot supplies donation in an offering envelope, just write  “Sukkot” on the outside or you can give online at our website/through the ministry app.

*** Ladies, if you would like to light candles to welcome in Shabbat, please make sure to bring your candle sticks/candles, the same goes for Havdalah.

If you would like to help with the children’s classes, the building of the sukkah, family activities, etc., please connect with us and we will coordinate your help where needed.

Thank you so much for all of your love and support. We are so excited about Sukkot this year and hope that you are too. We know it is going to be even better than last year and are ready to see what the Father has in store for us during this Feast. Don’t forget if you have any ideas or suggestions, we would love to hear them!!!

 

Simchat Torah –

This year we will be expanding our Sukkot schedule to celebrate Simchat Torah. If you would like to stay, we are planning on celebrating a more traditional celebration of the day. Please make sure to have head covering/kippah as we will be using a replica of a Torah Scroll and we want to show respect and honor to HaShem’s instructions. If you have a tallit and would like to wear it during blessings/prayers, please feel free to do so.