What an exciting start to Gesher 2012! On Tuesday we welcomed our 58 chanichim with songs, cheers and weird costumes and the fun hasn’t stopped since. The first day was filled with introductions from the tzevet (Staff) and re-introductions for our edah back to Wingdale. Our inauguralpeulat erev (night activity) was a Gesher initiation filled with drums, tribal chants and head pieces and it culminated in the creation of our Gesher flag.
On Wednesday, we enjoyed tfillot at Gan Gesher overlooking beautiful Lake Ellis. Post-davening, we partook in a Gesher tradition that is easily Camp’s best-kept secret- the “Do It Yourself Bishul“. The way this activity works is to provide the edah with the tools for making abishul (cook-out)- food, pans, wood, etc, but for the tzevetto not say anything, so that the chanichim figure out to take the initiative and make the meal for themselves
Today, our Shabbat theme is Leadership and Legacy, where we will be discussing the chanichim‘s outlook for the summer and the different ways they will shine in their new roles. Everyone is looking forward to leading shirah tonight in front of the whole camp- truly, the signature Geshertradition.
Hope you have a restful and meaningful Shabbat!