Edat HaGesher had an incredible first week of camp beginning with an initiation into Gesher introducing our summer’s theme: Hineni. Hineni which literally means “here I am”. As the oldest chanichim (campers) in camp we want each chanich/chanichah to be present, engaged, and to make the most of everyday! Our first breakfast in camp was a Bishul Boker (morning cook out). Not only did we enjoy great food but the chanichim prepared it all by themselves.
Wednesday night bowling was a terrific surprise followed by Thursday’s preparation for the special moment when Gesher leads the entire machaneh in Shabbat shirah (singing).
We studied the lyrics and even did some caroling tzrif to tzrif to get the entire camp pumped for the holy day. As you celebrate Shabbat, think of your camper leading over a thousand people singing Shabbat songs. We hope your Shabbat is as exhilarating and powerful as ours will be at Ramah!