Kayitz 2011 – Cochavim Update #5

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The second session is off to a great start in Cochavim!! Our tzrifim (bunks) have really become home for our chanichim (campers), with posters hanging on the walls and signs on the doors. Our first day we went swimming in the agam (lake), went to the Tzeirim carnival, and finished off the day with a bishul (barbeque) and a game of human bingo.

Our first “regular” day in Camp involved bunk pictures, mitbachon (cooking) for the girls and omanut (arts and crafts) for the boys, softball and basketball, practice for the Rikudiyah (camp-wide dance festival), and of course more swimming and time with the edah. On Wednesday morning we decorated Beit Cochavim, our makom (place) in Camp with stars that reflect our personalities and interests.

Thursday morning we had a tzevet (staff) appreciation program, where the chanichim gave thank-you notes and flowers to their madrichim, and then tzevet Sport (sports staff) ran out into the kikar (field) blowing whistles to signal Yom Sport (color war) breakout. The whole Camp was divided into four teams, and everyone was excited to compete in sports like volleyball, frisbee, basketball, soccer, and other activities like chidon (trivia), swim, and tug-of-war.  Our chanichim really showed their ruach (spirit) in their cheers and enthusiasm throughout Yom Sport!

We’re all looking forward to our first Shabbat, Shabbat Israel, and harga’ot (stories) told by members of the Mishlachat (Israeli delegation) here in Camp on Friday night.

Shabbat Shalom from Cochavim!

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