Hi Galil community! What an exciting few days! We just went on our campwide Tiyul (camping trip), and spent some time in nature. After we arrived at the campsite we set up our tents, a process led by the group that learned how to do it the day before. Then, we ate lunch and got ready to go on a short hike. Along the way we played lots of fun games and talked with our friends, until we got back to the campsite and started to make dinner. The channichimot that were in the dinner making group the day before led the cooking process for their kvutzah, and soon enough we had a yummy pasta and meatball dinner ready to eat. It was a great opportunity for the kids to take a more active part in the camping process! Then, each kvutzah started their bonfire, led by the fire building group, and had their own mini-Medura. We sang the usual Medura songs, performed some funny skits for each other, and made some s’mores! After, we made sure to go to bed and get a good night’s sleep to prepare for the next day.
The older half of camp woke up a bit early to eat breakfast and get ready for a hike. All of camp went on a hike in the morning, but the older kvutzot did the “Boone Trail” and the younger did the “Lenape Trail.” We all got back around lunchtime, ready to eat the grilled lunch prepared for us by tzevet mitbach (kitchen staff). Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and corn-on-the-cob were enjoyed by all, and then we packed up our things and got ready to return to machaneh.
Once we got back, a special surprise was waiting for us: archery! Our friends came to teach us how to shoot a bow and arrow, and everyone had a blast. We listened to the explanations and then took turns shooting at the targets, with those of us that were waiting cheering the others on. Then we went to dinner, after which we had a Tochint erev by kvutza. The Tzophimot watched a movie together, and the Bonimot got together to plan for their aliyah bet, a nighttime activity that they plan and run for the camp!