The beginning of Kayitz 2012 has been amazing for edat habogrim! As campers arrived on Tuesday morning our excited tzevet waited eagerly at the softball field. After a week of preparation the madrichim could not wait another second for their hanichim to arrive welcoming them with cheers and huge smiles. After unpacking and settling into our tzrifim we had our first peulat erev, which was an initiation into Bogrim 2012! There was a wonderful bonfire and certificates to welcome each camper individually into theBogrim family.
On Wednesday we jumped right into our regular schedule for the summer. From fascinating yehadut classes such as exploring modern day topics within Judaism and Jewish philanthropy to omaniyot like zumba, outdoor cooking, and boating. Our first full day could not have been more fun. We even had a chance to dance, sing, and play drums in shirah!
After a week full of high energy and excitement we are ready for our first Shabbat in camp! The theme of this Shabbat will be communication, tikshoret. Both Shabbat and Camp allow us to separate ourselves from the technological world around us. In a time when we are constantly checking our Facebook pages, updating our twitter accounts and texting while walking, it’s important to take some time to look into ourselves, engage in face to face dialogue, and make new friendships without a friend request. Through meditation, communication exercises, and analysis of Jewish texts, the goal of this Shabbat is to explore the pros and cons of technology today and step out of the cyber world and into Camp!