Last night and today we celebrated the first Shabbat with the campers here. The evening started off with each area meeting at their designated spots and walking to flag together. After a great dinner and rousing song session, we headed to the chapel for services. It’s always such a special moment when we first gather and the sun begins to set. After services, everyone headed up to the dining hall for Oneg and then headed to their cabin to call it a night.
This morning was a late wake-up followed by a buffet breakfast (YUM). After breakfast , campers and staff headed to their respected activities which included, Services, Tikkunamatata , and the a Bald Pate hike. During Tikkunamatata (which focuses on Social Action), campers were assigned to various groups such as Current events in Israel, Animals, and Jewish Identity among many others. Below is a song that one of the groups from Jewish Identity wrote:
One day a couple of Jews wanted to make a song and….
Introducing the one, the only, the neighborhood Jews.
Shabbat is here!
I’m Jewish and I know it and I’m not afraid to show it
The Jews always think outside the box
We go to synagogue
Where we pray to God
And wear Kippah
We eat a lot of challah
And we do Havdallah
We light those candles with sway
Bagels, lox and creamcheese
That’s our favorite food we eat it
Every Saturday and capers come on too
Here is a piece from our Natural Art program:
Dear Shari and Camp Micah,
Today we learned:
Not to pollute
How to make things out of nature
Its hard to make things without staples, glue and tape
To conserve our natural resources
Some places don’t have the same utilities we do
Love, All natural art
After lunch and rest hour the campers participated in an all-camp capture the flag followed by some free choice by Unit activities.
Dinner tonight was a cookout and now everyone has gathered for the first campfire of the summer. It is so hard to believe that the first week is in the books. Bring on week 2!