Kayitz 2012 – Shorashim Update #1

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What a fabulous first week we had in Shorashim 2012! Thechanichim (campers) arrived on Tuesday, thrilled to be atMachane Ramah B’Berkshires. We greeted them with cheers and smiles as they got off of buses and out of cars, excited to begin an amazing kayitz (summer). After meeting their dynamic madrichim (counselors), the chanichim unpacked and settled into their tsrifim (bunks), making new friends and spending time with the old.

After a delicious dinner, we ended off the evening playing relay races followed by tsrif bonding activities before bed. Wednesday was our first full day of Camp, replete with swimming, sports, art, mitbachon, archery, shira (singing), many otherpeulot (activities) and our first bishul (cookout) of the kayitz.

During our peulat erev (evening activity) we initiated ourchanichim into the wonderful world of Shorashim by teaching them the edah song and playing icebreakers to get to know each other within the edah. As we approachShabbat, we can look forward to a relaxing and meaningful day of rest, with chanichim developing their love of Ramah and the camp kehilah during Shabbat Shalom Bayit. We will be learning about the importance of creating a safe community while using our creativity and having fun.

Until next week, Shabbat Shalom!!

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