Sunday, August 20
Shavua tov from Sugar Grove! It is a beautiful, sunny morning and the day at camp is fully underway.
What an elevating shabbat! From start to finish, the whole machaneh enjoyed a spirited, fun, and meaningful shabbat. Machal returned to camp after their epic trip to Virginia, and they brought phenomenal ruach back to camp. Though it was bittersweet to be the last shabbat together this summer, the campers know the routines so well that they could participate fully in all aspects. No one wanted shabbat to end and the chanichim sang their hearts out in slow shira as shabbat ebbed away. Lots of hugging and crying throughout the circles of chanichim. The friendships and bonds they have formed this summer are beautiful to witness. Before shabbat ended, Yakov told a riveting and powerful story that inspired the whole machaneh.
After Havdalah, the action started up again! Fun night peulot and energy throughout the machaneh. The summer is not over yet!
This morning in shuir, campers discussed the difficult reality of anti-semitism during the time period of Tochnit, in preparation for tomorrow’s final shiur on the birth of Modern Zionism.
Today, campers have a full day of peulot and activities planned. Packing does not begin until tomorrow 🙂