Sun. July 15
Big day!! Not only was it the last “real day” of camp, but the U.N. voted on the Partition Plan – well, back on Nov 29, 1947 but it felt like it was happening again here in Camp Stone today!
The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British Mandate. The UN General Assembly adopted the plan after a tense vote.
As the culmination of our Shivat Zion tochnit this session, where we have traveled through the years 1880 – 1947, each bunk tonight represented a country with their flag in hand. When it was their turn they voted or abstained. Ask your child(ren) how it felt to be determining The Jewish People’s future with a vote. The tally was made and we celebrated with 10 abstentions, 13 against and 33 for!! A celebration was in order…
All chanichim in Eidot Aleph-Daled were led to a fun carnival with a dunk tank for roshei eidah and the roshei moshava, 4 bouncy house/obstacle course/race inflatables, and some carnival treats: snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn. Everyone enjoyed having fun together and creating a few last memories from this session.
Today was also the day for chanichim to come to the stoneware shack and buy stoneware!! Each bunk had a turn to come buy our t-shirts and sweatshirts.
Machal had a day of biking in Presque Isle State Park (a beautiful 3,200 acre park on a peninsula that juts out into lake Erie).
No wants to say the words packing, luggage or buses, but we will have to use all of those words tomorrow 🙁 The crying already started during seudah shlishit yesterday, as we enjoyed the beautful, inspiring and emotional “slow shira” for the last time this summer. It all went by soooo fast!!