Shalom Chaverim V’Mishpachot,
Shalom Friends and Families,
And just like that...another Shabbat is upon us! The time here at machaneh (camp) is going by so quickly, but that just means we are having too much fun. Last night, the chanichimot (campers) and madrichimot (counselors) participated in a camp-wide game of ultimate frisbee. Playing sports is especially fun in the evening time, when the sun isn’t right overhead. All that running around made the chanichimot very tired, and set them up perfectly for a restful slumber.
This morning the birds were chirping and welcoming a fun day of Shabbat activities and a special schedule. We devoured delicious muffins, a Friday special, then headed over to our anafim (work groups) to clean extra hard so that machaneh is ready for a day without cleaning tomorrow. The Madatz (post-11th grade junior counselors) ran activities for their chanichimot. The Amelimot (post-3rd and 4th grade) held the “Amelimot Olympics” where they played silly games and performed challenges to bond as an age group. The Chotrimot (post-5th grade) took a relaxing turn and watched E.T! The Sayarimot (post-6th grade) had an activity ran for them by their Madatz (counselors in training) about what it means to support each other and learned about community care.
We enjoyed pizza today while the chanichimot sat in a circle in Hyde Park to give their weekly feedback on how to make camp the best it can be. Later, the chanichimot played basketball as mischak hashavuah (sport of the week), and then showered to get ready for Shabbat. We will meet in mishpachot (families) to reflect on our week and then have another lovely dinner. We will end the night with a some theatrical satire of the week past put on by our Amelimot followed by dancing rikuud (traditional Israeli folk dance) and eating some yummy avatiach (watermelon) before bed.
There will be no blog tomorrow, to rest for Shabbat. We look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday for visitors day!!