As we wrap up the summer, we would love to take a moment to reminisce
on all the lovely memories we had together.
Building and planning the summer was a true joy and it was even more exciting to watch it all come to life with the help of tzevet (staff) and chanichimot (campers) throughout the summer.
This was the summer of curiosity which inspired us to ask
questions of ourselves and our routine here at camp. We introduced new structures and kept many old traditions.
We learned to question our
society with the help of curious babies that visited us at Hitkansut (flag raising) multiple times over the summer.
We jumped in the bouncy
house on Special Day when we were stranded on a desert island. We hiked dunes and canoed in rivers with our friends. And we pulled onions, (3,000 to be exact!) with Farmer Dale at White Yarrow Farm. And we cleaned the bathrooms, dishes, and Beit Omanut (Art House) a
lmost every day!
This summer we were inspired by our chanichimot’s
constant energy and passion surrounding machaneh, they truly provide the machaneh magic! Tzevet helped us build exciting programming built
around meeting the needs and interests of kids and ourselves. We worked to talk about the important topics happening of our society, like food justice. We learned about food systems, worked in local
farms, helped prep in food kitchens and lunch programs and went to a Sunrise Movement rally in Detroit!
We talked and learned about what it
means to be Jewish in America today, by learning about antisemitism, creating new Jewish rituals, practicing Kabbalat shabbat in different Jewish Traditions, and connecting Judaism with other values such as social justice and equality. We learned so much over the summer and are so excited to bring our lessons and questions with us into the new
See you at the ken, and next summer.