Shalom Chaverim V’Mishpachot,
Shalom Friends and Families,
Early this morning, the Amelimot, Chotrimot, and Sayarimot (post 3rd-6th grade) left machaneh to continue their tiyul (camping trip). We headed over to a berry farm to collect our very own blueberries! All of the chanichimot (campers) got their own basket to fill and keep. They learned about nature, sharing, and how to keep hydrated on a very hot day!
While we were gone enjoying the blueberries, the rest of machaneh (camp) had a special day centered around staying cool during this heat wave. They played in the pool, and took relaxing measurements to beat heat.
The Madatz (post 11th grade junior counselors) have spent the day talking about social justice, rebellion, and revolution. They have learned about how to act upon an injustice in their world, and are discovering tools they can use to get involved in causes they feel passionate about. At the end of the day, their madrichimot (counselors) will reveal to them the date of their upcoming“Revo”. On this day, the Madatz stage revolution against Galil's leadership and take over camp programming for the day.
Though this is regarded by our chanichimot as the most fun day each session, it also serves as the capstone leadership development project in our Madatz curriculum. Many of our chanichimot actually use the skills they learn through leadership training at Galil to practice social justice activism at home. Click here to learn more about several of our chanichimot who helped lead a gathering in Philadelphia for the Jewish community before attending the March for our Lives this past spring.
Meanwhile back at machaneh, the chanichimot will have an evening activity with their own shikvah (age group).This will give the chanichimot a chance to cool down in small groups after a long day of sun and water fun.
Enjoy the heat and stay cool!