Machon is cool, boy…real cool! Saturday night, we enjoyed a wonderful Havdalah and started preparing for Visiting Day. Sunday we loved seeing guests from far and wide come into Camp and see our edah in action. Chanichim certainly ate well that day and enjoyed having so much good company visiting their tzrifim.
Sunday night everyone prepared to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 by watching Part 1 as an edah. Monday our chanichim dressed up in their finest Harry Potter fan gear and headed out to see the movie, popcorn bags in hand. That evening we had the first ever Machon Madness 4-Way Dodgeball Tournament. Chanichim were put into groups where they played a four way dodgeball tournament in Beit Am Bet and created a bracket to try and predict who would win the final tournament (a la March Madness).
Tuesday was the beginning of our Ymei Machaze, or play preparation days. The entire edah took ownership of our production of West Side Story and they were fantastic! From designing and painting sets, to lighting and sound, to the actors, singers and dancers, everything was done by the chanichim and they were wonderful. Thursday was a terrific breakout for Yom Sport and our edah was decked out in blue, red, green and purple. Today, our edah completed in Yom Sport and prepared for our Shabbat theme – Debbie Friedman and her Powerful Messages. We will be discussing Debbie’s most powerful and insightful songs and how they relate to our lives today. Tomorrow night after Shabbat our edah is heading out on our second trip which is sure to be wonderful.
It was so nice meeting so many of you last week and I hope you all have a Shabbat Shalom! Amy