Farewell Hillcrest 2016!
Another incredible summer has come to a close! Thank you to all of our campers and staff for making camp so great!
Color War Recap
You can see Friday's Color War Postgame Show, as well as video of each team's song and cheer, on the Week 7 Photos page.
Thursday's Color War Postgame Show
Hillcrest's Color War 2016 Thursday Postgame Show is now live on YouTube. You can view the video by clicking here for our Week 7 Photos page!
Hillcrest's Color War 2016 Wednesday Postgame Show is now live on YouTube. You can view the video by clicking here for our Week 7 Photos page!
Tuesday's Color War Postgame Show
Hillcrest's Color War 2016 Tuesday Postgame Show is now live on YouTube. You can view the video by clicking here for our Week 7 Photos page!
Monday's Color War Postgame Show
Hillcrest's Color War 2016 Monday Postgame Show is now live on YouTube. You can view the video by clicking here for our Week 7 Photos page!
COLOR WAR HAS ARRIVED!
On Friday, August 12, Color War teams were announced during our final period of the day. This year will be a Color War like never before - featuring three teams, rather than the usual two.
Group Spotlight: 6/7 Boys
Written by Zachary Elyshevitz, Group Leader
The 6/7 Boys have been having a fun filled summer here at Hillcrest. It’s hard to believe that we are already finishing Week 5 of camp. The summer is going by so fast but as they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Throughout these weeks, the 6/7 boys aka Monsters Inc. have gone on many great trips. We started camp off on a great note with a trip to see Finding Dory. We could tell that this summer was going to be a blast. We enjoyed our time at the Long Island Aquarium where the kids got to see great white sharks, sting rays, and penguins to name a few. We can’t forget about the awesome sea lion show that we were able to see as the sea lions displayed unique tricks and dance moves. Monsters Inc. loved their trip to Build-A-Bear and were excited to bring home their unique, custom made bears. Our recent trip to Pump It Up was also a blast as the 6/7 boys got a chance to run, jump, and slide all through the bouncy houses.
Even though our time on these trips has been amazing, the 6/7 boys still love being at camp. They always enjoy gym with Greg and Swim is always a major highlight of the day. The kids are excited whenever they go to play games in the Teen Lounge. Air hockey and foosball are a Monsters Inc favorite. Arts and crafts with Sharon has given the 6/7 boys a great opportunity to channel their energy and express themselves on an artistic level. They have participated in different projects such as painting and creating their own instruments. The boys at Monster’s Inc are always happy when they get to bake treats with Ilan in Jewish Culture. Monsters Inc is practicing hard with Angela in Drama in preparation for the Drama Show. Oh and how can I forget about Music with Zach where they learn and sing some of their favorite songs?
Monsters Inc did a great job of performing their special song in Family Day. They worked really hard preparing for it. I must mention how much fun the boys have every Wednesday at the cookouts. They really enjoy playing in the playground and they even played an exciting game of soccer one week. Their newest fun activity at the cookout is Volleyball. The 6/7 boys always look forward to Gymnastics on Thursdays where they can release their inner American Ninja Warrior. It’s safe to say Monsters Inc is having a great summer and we are looking forward to Color War and more fun that camp has to offer in the following weeks.
Group Spotlight: 8/9 Girls
Written by Mazi Sinclair, Group Leader
The first week of the second session was great! Our campers had a great time at Splish Splash and Lazerland. Late night trips are always our favorites and Mazi wrote us the best song for family day!
BBQ's are always a blast!! Volleyball with Greg, soccer with Howie and much more. Even when we spend our days at camp, arts and crafts jewish culture are just as fun! Sandy's food is the best!!
Can't wait for next week with Luna Park and the Rock Club! And when we tie dye in arts and crafts! Ending camp with color war, drama show and the carnival will make this summer to remember!
Each week, we will be providing a Group Spotlight for one or two different groups in camp, and will ultimately highlight all of our groups by the end of the summer!
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