What gorgeous weather we had today at Camp Micah! A group of Critters and Prowlers hiked up Mt. Sugarloaf today and ended their adventure with a swim in the Saco River. Campers enjoyed plenty of sunshine and some cool breezes while participating in all of their daily activities in anticipation of Shabbat.

Fridays are always a nice way to gather together and take a step back from our fun, jam-packed days to reflect on the past week and welcome Shabbat into our hearts. It’s so touching to watch the entire Micah community come to dinner in their white Shabbat shirts to enjoy a delicious meal together.  Paula, our baker, often gets a rousing round of applause at the end of the meal to thank her for her delicious Challah and desserts.

The song session that follows our meal really takes Shabbat to another level here at camp.  The energy in the room is palpable with campers singing, dancing, hugging and smiling from ear to ear before walking down to the chapel for our service.

During this evening’s service, Rabbi Lipof told us a story which reminded us that if you can’t have the best, make the best of what you have. Your second choice just may end up being the right choice for you in the end. We can’t believe that one week from tonight we’ll be welcoming our final Shabbat of the session and taking part in our first session banquet. It’s amazing how quickly time goes by here at camp and we’re all trying to make the most of every moment.

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