The first few days of Camp have been very exciting! We unpacked and settled in, played lots of games with ourtzrif (bunk), and finished our first night in camp by getting to know all of the madrichim (counselors) and chanichim (campers) in the edah with a “Human Bingo” peulat erev and a game of “chashmal,” (literally — electricity).
Wednesday was the first “normal” day in Camp, and thechanichim experienced a fun-filled day following the Ramahshigra (routine). We started the day with invigoratingt’fillot, morning stretches with Rabbi Resnick, and then we continued our day with a slew of awesome activities including zumba, archery, radio, ultimate frisbee, basketball, omanut (art), hip hop, and swimming! At peulat erev, (evening activity) we learned our edah song (and sang it VERY loudly) and played ga-ga while dressed in our very brightest neon clothing.
We’re looking forward to Shabbat Sha-Berkshires, during which we’ll sing, play games, rest a little bit, and learn about all of the Shabbat traditions that make Camp Ramah in the Berkshires so special. We’re so excited for week #2, and are wishing you a Shabbat Shalom from all of Nitzanim!