Blog  Shabbat Letter from Anna (June 17, 2016)

Shabbat Letter from Anna (June 17, 2016)

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Shabbat Shalom,

Our first full week of camp was incredible! Camp is already moving too quickly. Right after Shabbat last week, we dove right in to camp activities. By getting immediately into the swing of things, our campers will have a bit more time with our specialty staff than in years past; they are already improving their sports and arts skills, climbing to new heights on the tower, and creating some never before seen projects in digital media and visual arts!

Tuesday night, we were lucky enough to have Shimon Smith, an Israeli musician, join us here at camp. The campers had a blast singing along to old and new songs. Our Maskilim and Talmidim arts specialty camp participants even joined Shimon on stage for part of the concert. It was a great display of leadership from some of our older campers!

Olim had a busy week too – fighting off alien invasions and getting VERY messy at messy night. It is wonderful to see our youngest campers soaking camp in and enjoying all the Jacobs magic ten days can provide!

Garin and Maskilim had their talent show on Wednesday and it was amazing! I was so proud of the campers who performed, and their friends who cheered them on. Our talent show is one of the most special moments at Jacobs Camp each year!

Garin has been spending a lot of time as unit. They ventured into space as astronauts all while learning about our solar system. Garin also spent a lot of time in their chugim and peulot (elective activities). Some examples of these activities this week were: backyard games, skit writing, and cheerleading!

Maskilim participated in teambuilding games on the adventure course and tackled some of the low ropes elements. This week, Maskilim had their visual arts night and their pool party! This unit is full of energy, and I love watching their enthusiasm during activities such as song session.

Talmidim is arriving back at Jacobs Camp today from their trip to North Alabama and Tennessee. The campers kayaked, rappelled, went on a duck tour, and more all in the span of three days. The trip really helped Talmidim create bonds as a unit, and I am happy moving the location of the trip was such a success.

Wow, what a busy week and we have another exciting one to come! I can already tell that this summer is going to be the best yet! Enjoy watching our second week in review video, and make sure to stay connected by reading the Jacobs Journal and our blogs, and also by following us on social media!