Wednesday July 13
Color War Day 2:
The fun continued for another day here as Kohanim and Chachamim battled it out.
We woke up and had camp-wide mifkad again. Each team gave one of the divrei torah (the biur tefilah, halacha yomit, and the sha’at shu’t) at their respective minyanim. Breakfast was run by tzevet again, and they are having fun with a Kung Fu Panda theme, which has been extremely entertaining 🙂
Our shiur today was about Chachamim who emphasized opportunities to connect to God that existed outside of the Beit haMikdash, like tefillah and learning Torah.
The morning was competitive sporting events again (like I wrote above, this was “Day 2”!) but in the afternoon, we had some new activities today like Chidon (questions about all the shiurim the chanichim have learned this session) and our relay race, which involves so many chanichim all stationed at different places in camp ready to do the task they have. Some examples are wheelbarrowing, potato sack jumping, arrange books in the beit midrash by chronological order of authorship, piggy-backing etc
Later in the evening, after dinner, we enjoyed “the final presentations”. Each team had to present a boys’ rikud (dance), a skit, a girls’ glow dance (so cool!!), a daglanut (“flag dance”), a team song and four Melechet yad projects: a wooden sign with their name (their “shelet”), paint a mechitza, paint a garbage can and a build and paint a set of cornhole boards (an outdoor game…google it, you’ll see).
The energy in Indoor World during presentations was really high! The chanichim were really into it, with lots of team pride and impressive respect for the other team’s presentations! The night was long, and then it took a few minutes to finish tallying the scores, but….at the end of the day, it was NOT a tie: Team Kohanim for the win this year!!!
p.s. kids were all looking forward to Late Kima ( late wake-up) 🙂