Tues July 12
Color War Day 1:
Today was one of those days where you realize what a gift summer camp is: the weather was stunning, kids were expressing themselves creatively in so many ways, and they were just having fun with friends and teammates of all ages!! Without screens 🙂 You have to see the pictures to believe it!
We woke up at 7:30 and got right to it! A camp-wide mifkad that, of course, everyone was on time for! Points are very powerful!! The kids presented the little divrei torah that are usually presented by Beit Midrash staff – an explanation of a line in tefilah, an interesting halachik question and a halacha that we should know but is good to review. They did great and we can see which chanichim will be our morim in a few years.
Lunch and dinner are times when the teams each get to decorate the Chadar Ochel with an idea that relates to their name or their colors, but breakfast is taken care of by Tzevet!
Today, in shiur, we learned about Kohanim (again, surprise, surprise – everyone was so attentive and on time!) and the Priestly responsibilities and privileges.
The morning was all about Sports: boating, swimming, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, soccer, climbing wall, high ropes…and even baking! (who knew there was such a thing as competitive baking?!) Every eidah was divided into a game for boys and a game for girls – and then each gender had their own sport they were playing. Chanichim really got involved and loved the competition.
After Mincha, we had some team marches and cute “shtick” led by the Roshei Eidah before lunch.
The afternoon schedule contained a fun chagigah/dance party (points given for talent!), another round of sports – by eidah and gender – and then a huge camp-wide “machanayim” game in Indoor World. After evening time for showers and team meetings, we had another round of pre-meal marches, dinner, and then a night tochnit of funny and silly minute-to-win-it relay races in Indoor world! Egg on the spoon and those kinds of races!
Captains from Eidah Daled have been busy all day orchestrating everyone on their team and where they have to be and assigning people to different things that need to get worked on for tomorrow’s presentations. There are a lot of young artists, dance choreographers and songwriters hard at work here! We are looking forward to those presentations.
Everyone needs a night of rest before we go at it for one more day! Color War 2022 Session 1 / Kohanim vs. Chachamim continues tomorrow…