In the summertime Ottsville can reach high temperatures so it is our responsibility to make sure Galil's wonderful chanichim (campers) are as hydrated as they are happy. Not all of us are as lucky as the Amelim (post 3rd and 4th graders) and the Chotrim (post 5th graders) who are tubing down the Delaware River today for tiyul (our outdoors trip), but we manage to mix things up enough to keep everyone cool. Sunscreen, water bottles, bathing suits and some creativity do the trick.
Take Z'man Sport (sports time) for example: many of us head down to the brecha (pool) for the cannonball splash contests, games of catch, and the occasional whirl pool. Today our yoga group practiced Bikram or Hot Yoga in the MoAdina. When z'man sport is over, we take a rest pose, shower off, put on some dry clothes and get ready for the rest of the day.
During Sadnaot (workshops) our teva (nature) specialists took campers on a hike through Tinicum Creek which lines Galil's property. We even set up sprinklers today for our campers to play in during chofesh (free time). Keeping cool has never been so fun!
After the heat breaks tonight and the Amelim and Chotrim return from tiyul, we're headed to a very special tochnit erev (evening program) where we transform our humble machaneh (camp) into A Night at the Oscars.
Live from where the fun never stops,