Friday Aug 2
Friday hikes were as follows:
Kaytana had a memorable morning with our Amish neighbors. They hiked to Irvin’s house down the road and heard about Irvin’s family – his 6 sons and 4 daughters. Their day starts at sunrise! Kaytana enjoyed a Q & A with Irvin and then helped him plant a little. As a reward he gave them horse and buggy rides 🙂 No pictures were taken, because the Amish do not allow that…so make sure you ask your children about “last Friday at the Amish house”!
Aleph – hiked to “town”, the main intersection of Sugar Grove. They ate their picnic lunches in the park and bought some Shabbat treats at the Kwik Fill “makolet” (They each received $10 to spend)
Vav – hiked to the Dollar Store in Warren. Each camper received $10 as spending money…which goes far there!!
Bet – hiked to the Perry’s ice cream shack! Perfect hike for the hot summer day we had.
Gimmel – hiked to Tops. Well technically they were bussed there, but they hiked for a while 😉 They each received money to spend on Shabbat treats at the supermarket.
Daled had their midnight hike!! Big moment for anyone who has grown up in camp. First real “only Daled” experience. Traditionally, the chanichim/ot are woken up at 2:30 am and hike in the dark until sunrise, when they have a beautiful shacharit davening and then breakfast. They returned to camp before everyone else woke up and slept in until lunch 🙂
Machal had a fun day here at Machane. The boys and girls flip-flopped being at the Agam/Ropes courses (they could one do or both) and swimming at the pool. They had so much fun at each activity – over an hour at each. It is always fun for them to be back on the main campus where many of them spent 5-6 summers.