Almost a week has passed since our glorious Visiting Day—-a day I always enjoy—a day to greet parents, friends, and alumni. I hope that all of you had the opportunity to explore our expansive acreage with your children as they introduced you to favorite spots in camp. On Sunday evening, we once again hosted Ramah Nyack Staff facing off in basketball and Frisbee competitions. Cheering for their madrichim, our campers easily transitioned back to camp life.
Twenty-four, Ta’am campers (entering grade 3), traveled by bus to camp arriving early Monday morning to be greeted by cheers and snacks. Their week has been quite amazing as they climbed the rock wall, went swimming in the agam, cooked in the mitbachon, played sports of all sorts, melted s’mores at a bonfire, watched the Machon play ( “The Lion King”),created beautiful art in omanut, danced to funky music, learned lots of Hebrew, and much much more. Although the Ta’am 1 experience ends on Sunday, we hope that they will return next summer. We now await Ta’am 2 soon to arrive on Monday.
Second session campers have been totally absorbed in a week filled with great peulot, amazing activities, a play and Yom Sport to top it off. What a way to start their season!
Our entire Wingdale community is following the news from Israel, informing and supporting staff and campers. We have decided to join the UJA-NY Federation “Stand with Israel” rally on Monday and will be sending Solelim to attend. Becoming activists on this level is important for all.
As we pray for peace in the world, I wish all a Shabbat Shalom.