On Tuesday, we welcomed 37 stellar Cochavim chanichim (campers) for our second session! As always, the excitement of camp began on day 1!
For our first peulat erev (evening activity) we had “Leil Icebreakers” and all the kids played all sorts of fun ice breaker games to get to know each other and to encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zones. Then on Wednesday, “Tag Night” took over our evening featuring various types of tag, with special name tags crafted by the Cochavim chanichim .
From Thursday night thru Friday morning, we participated in “Boker Tzrif” where the madrichim (counselors) plan an entire day based on a certain theme. Cochavim‘s madrichim truly went above and beyond by planning and leading engaging peulot tzrif (bunk activities) on Thursday night and tefillot (services) on Friday morning in the spirit of their themes!
We are looking forward to our first Shabbat together this weekend. Friday night tefillot will be held in the amphitheater, overlooking the agam (lake) where we will come together as an entire machane (camp). Cochavim’s Shabbat programming will focus on Shabbat B’ruchim Haba’im (Welcome Shabbat)!
Jake Greenberg, Rosh Cochavim, Kayitz 2017