Tues June 26
Everyone enjoyed a nice crisp night at the lina – warm from sleeping bags and the campfire. Perfect 🙂
By the way, correction from yesterday: Kaytana DID sleep out at the lina last night!! yay kaytana!! So, if your child never slept out in the Great Outdoors – they have now.
Each eidah had yummy hot dogs and corn on the cob and sang around the fire and schmoozed in their sleeping bags (girls and boys kept apart in different sections, of course!)
Our schedule got back on track with tefillah back in camp this morning and shiur about the mitzvah of Yishuv HaAretz – living in Israel – in the classical sources.
Big news here is that The Village opened today!! That means chanichim are working in glass blowing, blacksmithing and baking (in the brick oven). Children who are new to Camp Stone are going to be soooo impressed! The one big surprise this year is an “escape room” in The Village. Once this blogger goes to see it for herself, there will be more details on that 😉 The Village in Camp Stone is a unique experience for all ages where they can be involved in the arts of long ago and learn about our time period in history hands-on. You’ll hopefully hear more about that in their letters home – which should be sounding happier and more settled this week 😉
Another big news item from Machane: laundry went out for each eidah!! That IS a big deal here – ha!
Lastly, we have our musical director here from Israel, Dov’le Shachor, who is planning something so special…but it’s a secret for now. So that was practiced tonight after dinner…sorry cannot say anything else 😉
Kaytana had Color War today! Aharon vs. Moshe with many races and games and a big Apache Race. The kids loved it!! They had presentations with a shelet (sign painted on wood), a song and a cheer. Instead of announcing a winner each team was recognized by receiving some awards – no one kept track of the different team awards. Everyone got a few and everyone is a winner…and we called it a day!
Machal…was on a hike in the Allegheny National Forest learning about building community.