Kayitz 2011 – Gesher Update #6

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From Washington D.C. to Millburn and back to Wingdale, Gesher had an amazing journey!  We started our trip with a visit to the Lincoln Memorial, where we also ate dinner. We then went to the Kennedy Center for an improv show called “Shear Madness.” After the show, Gesher enjoyed a beautiful sunset over looking the Potomac on top of the Kennedy Center.

Monday morning, Gesher participated in a community service project with an organization call Washington Parks and People.  The edah arrived at Marvin Gaye Park in D.C. to hear a presentation about the importance of children in the area having a safe and drug- free park to enjoy. Our campers appreciate the fact that they have a beautiful and safe summer to enjoy and that there many children who are not so fortunate. After the presentation, the campers picked up weed whackers, rakes, and pru

ners and got to work! In just two hours they took a messy over grown area of Marvin Gaye Park and cleared and cleaned an area that will soon be available for use. Campers then had some time to enjoy the shops and scenes of the Georgetown area and were treated to Ben and Jerry’s Vermonsters.

We spent Monday afternoon at the National Mall and toured many of the museums nearby. Between the National Art Gallery, Air and Space Museum, and the Museum of Natural History everybody found something to see. After that, the edah continued on to Nationals Park to watch the game while the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves.

Tuesday morning, we entered Six Flags America as the park opened and beat the rush for the Roller coasters and water slides. All of the campers had a blast and really had enough time to see all the attractions. On the way back to Camp, we stopped for Chinese food at my own home synagogue in Millburn, New Jersey.

Wednesday was the first of two Y’mei Machazeh (play practice) days that we are going to have before the play. The chanichim painted the entire backdrop for the play and blocked out all eight scenes of the play.

Thursday and Friday we got back to the regular schedule of camp and enjoyed every moment of it Gesher had an amazing week together as an edah and is more than ready to bring their ruach back to camp for Shabbat. 

Shabbat Shalom!

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