Thursday July 8
After such a hard two days of color war, led by Eidah Daled chanichim, they were given a special trip today – white water rafting!! They left very early in the morning and had a great day!
Today was one of our last days of tochnit this session, and we spent shiur learning about Chizkiyahu, king of Malchut Yehuda. It was during his reign that Malchut Yisrael was besieged by Assyria…a few years later those 10 tribes were exiled. During his reign, two amazing things happened, which we relived in machane:
- Chizkiyahu removed so many private altars, which were forbidden, and destroyed idols that were being worshipped by the nation. We, too, smashed something…pinatas!! Similar feeling, yet very different outcome 🙂
- Chizkiyahu made a huge Pesach celebration and invited the 10 tribes from the other kingdom to join. The tribes of Asher, Menashe and Zevulun responded positively and came to serve Hashem in the Beit HaMikdash in Yerushalayim with Korban Pesach. In Sefer Divrei haYamim, we are told that there had not been this kind of celebration in Yerushalayim since the days of Shlomo haMelech. We had a lunch with meat and matza (well, technically, pita, but that is like the sefardi flat bread kind of matza!) and sat as small groups like families sat, eating Korban Pesach.
Besides that….normal day here at camp!
Towards the evening, we found out a very special night activity was planned!! Trip to Splash Lagoon water park in Eerie, PA. This place is amazing!! The girls and boys took turns using all the rides and slides and pools. Everyone was thrilled and had THE best time. Check out their website to see what the chanichim enjoyed there!