Friday July 29
Every Friday is Hike Day here in machane!
After a shiur on zemirot-shabbat (many of which were written during the Golden Age of Spain!), each eidah gathered together at their morning mifkad site and left for their trip/hike/picnic lunch, while the tzevet (specialty staff) stayed back to clean up the camp l’chvod shabbat – each anaf of staff (the lifeguards, the art staff, the climbing wall/ropes course staff etc) is given a location or two that they must clean and set up for Shabbat.
The weather in Warren County today was perfect!! The eidot went to the following places;
Kaytana – berry picking (we will enjoy the fruit of their labor at seudah shlishit)
Alef– hike to “town” (the park and convenience-store near camp, in Sugar Grove)
Vav – a fun trail near camp that has a part where you crawl through a pipe
Bet – a hike that involves a stop at the Dollar General store
Gimmel– the beloved “purple mailbox” trail 🙂
Daled – a water hike that includes a stop at Tops supermarket!!
Machal had the camp facilities to themselves and the banim and banot took turns using the ropes courses and swimming in the new pool!
Each bunk is having their nikayon-check now and bunk pictures are being photographed 🙂 Enjoy those when they are uploaded…everyone clean and dressed in the Friday-night blue and white dress code!
Looking forward to all of the ruach and fun this Shabbat will bring… Full report will follow 🙂 Shabbat Shalom!!