Day 3: mil dan

Queridos Madres y Padres,

 

Our first full day at Sephardic Adventure Camp was a hit! All of our campers woke up like lions, and made their way to the Lodge to say Shacharit (morning prayers) and read Torah overlooking the beautiful Lost Lake.  After a wonderful pancake breakfast prepared by our talented kitchen crew, everyone got to clean their cabins and participate in shiurim (classes) with Rabbi Hassan, Rabbi Meyers, or Chacham Greenberg discussing topics within today’s theme: G-d’s Plan for the World.

Campers got to choose which two chugim (activity) they will go to for the rest of the week, including options like archery, yoga/dance, swimming, and media/music!  They also had Bunk Activities and a new program called Leagues, which enables campers to participate in competitions in soccer, basketball, boating, bracelet making, and foosball that will continue throughout camp.  We also got to welcome our new lifeguard Nick, who was brought in from the national lifeguard association, and who administered swim tests for all of our campers.  If you notice your child wearing a blue bracelet in any pictures it means that he or she passed the swim test!

We introduced a new tradition to Sephardic Adventure Camp today! To provide our campers with different opportunities to earn points for all of the fabulous things that they do like coming to tefilah early and picking up garbage, we have decided to award points in increments of pennies just as both Sephardic Bikur Holim and Congregation Ezra Bessaroth do on Shabbat in order to sell the mitzvot related to taking out the Sefer Torah.  For example: B-2 was awarded cinco mil dan (five thousand pennies) for winning our esteemed Toilet Seat, which is given out to the cleanest bunk.  Bunks will have the opportunity at the end of each week to bid on different prizes with their accumulated money.  Prizes include extra canteen, a trip to walmart, a firepit with Quinn, and many more!

Our night activity was Builder’s Battles, and boy was it awesome! Counselors and CITs were distributed amongst bunks other than their own, and everyone was given a huge pile of recyclables in order to construct something within the the day’s theme! Pictures of each bunk’s creation can be found below, including our Walmart trip winner, G-1!

 

Al Vuermos,


Julia Owen

 

G-1, Izzy, and Yosef built a forest which included a river, cabins, trees, and chirping birds!

G-1, Izzy, and Yosef built a forest which included a river, cabins, trees, and chirping birds!

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B-3, B-4, Elana, and Marilyn built a representation of the evolution from Tohu Va’vohu (choas) to man!

G-3, Raphael, and Rafi built a huge, imperfect fruit tree which represented man's imperfection as opposed to G-d's perfection!

G-3, Raphael, and Rafi built a huge, imperfect fruit tree which represented man’s imperfection as opposed to G-d’s perfection!

 

B-1, Akiva, and Raffa built Noah's ark including animals and a door through which to enter the ark!

B-1, Akiva, and Raffa built Noah’s ark including animals and a door through which to enter the ark!

 

B-2, Laurel, and Shira constructed a man holding a Torah as well as a tree, which symbolized G-d's involvement in the world through nature!

B-2, Laurel, and Shira constructed a man holding a Torah as well as a tree, which symbolized G-d’s involvement in the world through nature!

 

G-2, Marissa, and Esther built a globe including locations like "G-2 Land," "Awesomeville," and "Ladino Place!"

G-2, Marissa, and Esther built a globe including locations like “G-2 Land,” “Awesomeville,” and “Ladino Place!”

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