Second Session is underway and we are rockin’! On Sunday we said l’hitraot to our first session only chanichim. For those of you who were here at camp on Sunday, it was so nice to meet you and to see you with your child(ren) and families! It was an exciting Visiting Day and we are so glad that you joined us!
Sunday afternoon-Tuesday morning, our brief intercession, consisted of an exciting super-hero themed Yom Daled. We created our own super-heroes, wrote our own comic strips, learned about the Golem, had a super-hero fashion show, had marvel sports competitions, and watched the movie The Incredibles.
Twenty-seven new chanichim arrived in Shorashim. Our new friends jumped right into our groups, classes, and activities allowing bunks to become bonded very quickly. The new chanichim have already added so much to our edah and we are so glad they are here!
Packed with activities, we introduced awesome classes and activities including sports, swim, yahadut classes, ivrit classes, shira, rikkud, omaniyot (dance, cooking, video, radio, rocketry, rock wall, boating, art, and more!). We also enjoyed many peulot tzrif, some fun waterslides, some great peulot erev, lots of group bonding and ice breakers culminating in an AWESOME huge game of capture the flag.
Experiential tefilot added to our daily Shacharit as we incorporated Shavua Yarok ( Green Initiative Week) last week into our tefillah b’teva, as we also designed environmental projects to make our camp more green. This week we explored reciting the entire amida aloud, in unison as an edah, and we also participated in a project where we discovered our own neshama (soul) and discussed the prayers modeh ani and elohai neshama.
As we begin to welcome Shabbat, we are exited to spend some relaxing time together with our new and old friends. Wishing you and your families a peaceful and restful Shabbat and a wonderful week!