Hi Galil, today was another gorgeous day full of excitement and learning! After the usual morning routine and a breakfast of french toast and vegetarian sausage patties, I went with the amelimot (post 3rd and 4th graders) to do the ropes course. They started with the low ropes, a series of exercises to introduce them to the course and built trust within the groups, and then moved into the high ropes. I was really impressed with their bravery and tenacity on a challenging course. Many did the elements, a suspended system of beams and ropes. Some even did the zipline, which is 45 feet in the air!
There were also some awesome peulot (age group activities) today. Tzophimot (post 7th graders) learned about Habonim Dror North America, the national movement that includes 6 machanot (camps) across the United States and Canada. Each machaneh (camp) has their own distinct setting and culture, but they all share a common set of values and share many traditions. It is always a treat when madrichimot from other machanot come to Galil and bring their camp’s culture and traditions!
For their first peulah, the bogrimot (post 9th graders) talked about intentional relationships and how they define friendship vs. aquaintences. In the afternoon, they combined with the bonimot (post 8th graders) for an in-depth discussion about Roe v. Wade and reproductive justice.
At dinner, which was lasagna, the madatz (CITs) started acting a little funny… they couldn’t stop walking like zombies and talking about brains. It was revealed after dinner that they had eaten moth caterpillars that had turned them into zombies!! For our tochnit erev (evening activity), we had to find the cure by doing different zombie-themed activities. In the end, the cure turned out to be all of our love and the madatz returned to normal. That’s all I have for tonight- I’ll see you tomorrow for our second shabbat of the session!