Tues. June 22
Today, the chanichim learned about the Mishkan – how it was a place for serious tefillah and connection with Hashem (through the story of Channa and her prayer for a son) as well as a place where people could lose sight of the utimate goal and get caught up in the physical aspects (through the story of the corrupt kohanim, Chofni and Pinchas). Many shiur teachers reported meaningful conversations about tefillah and the Beit Knesset.
These characters, from Tanach, made “special appearances” during the day: 1) Chofni and Pinchas (Roshei Eidah dressed in priest garb) were walking around taking food from bunks – just as “they” took from people’s sacrificial meat 2) Channa was at Mincha, davening fervently in a way that caused everyone to notice (shout-out to Yael Engelhart who played that role beautifully) The real shocker was later in the day when the Plishtim came to the Shekem Shack at 4:30 and stole the Aron Kodesh, escaping with it on a Kabota 🙁 Stay Tuned for more adventures from the beginning of Sefer Shmuel!!
The schedule today featured spray-painting, smoothie-making (with strawberries and blueberries) and kitten-time, among the more well-known camp activities. In addition to kittens and their mommy cat, our refet (small petting zoo) contains sheep, goats, birds, donkeys, a llama, an alpaca, a Billy goat, two donkeys and a rooster. It is a sight to see!!
Tonight’s night tochnit was a fun and unique game for each eidah – glow-in-the-dark dodgeball, human Apples-to-Apples, and Bingo-with-prizes to name a few.