We've been on a lot of awesome trips already this summer, and we still have two more weeks to go! Take a look at this trip calendar from ten years ago - which of these would have been your favorite trip?
With Color War 2017 underway, let's have a look back at Color War 2007 - in which the White Ants (led by our current Color War Commissioner as General) defeated the Blue Centipedes!
It's Color War at Hillcrest - and we're continuing with our tradition of Color War Postgame shows! You can find the shows each night on the Week 6 Photos page!
Weeks four and five have been a blast! Last Wednesday, we went on our weekly barbecue. Activities like newcomb, soccer, basketball, and softball were offered. Hamburgers, corn, and watermelon were served. On Thursday, we went to adventureland. While not an overnight, our campers went on many rides, like the Frisbee, Big Dipper, bumper cars, and the lauded Turbulence. Friday was Family Day. Parents and other family members joined campers in the sanctuary for Oneg Shabbat services led by Rabbi Kogan and Rabbi Romano. At the end of services, every group went on to the bimah (stage) and performed their group song. Our group performed a song to the music of Detroit Rock City by Kiss. Chicken nuggets and French fries were served for lunch, along with the usual eggs, salad, sandwiches, etc.
The long awaited trip to Splish Splash finally arrived on Monday! The day began with two periods followed by a pizza lunch in camp. Afterwards, we boarded the bus. We spent over four hours at splish splash. Campers enjoyed a variety of exciting rides, such as the Mammoth River, Alien Invasion, Shotgun Falls, and the more relaxed Lazy River. Some campers enjoyed up to 10 rides, like Aidan A. Macaroni and cheese was served for dinner outside Splish Splash, and ice pops were served upon late arrival to camp, a sweet culmination to the day's excitement. Tuesday was spent around camp, save the trip to 73rd Ave playground. Campers enjoyed double swim, gym, and Krav Maga. Wednesday was our fifth barbecue. (Summer is flying by!) Campers participated in such activities as soccer, basketball, newcomb, and playing in theplayground
Michael B. is our camper of the week. Why does he deserve this recognition? Michael is an example for other campers. He speaks respectfully to his fellow campers and to staff. He embodies good sportsmanship and athleticism, and his soccer and basketball skills are fantastic! It's a pleasure to have Michael in our group!
The camper of the week is Tatyana because she helped push another camper on the swing at the park.
This week at camp the children had an awesome time in art making slime; we also made paper plate ghosts. On Tuesday we went to White Post Farms where they went on a pony ride, and fed all kinds of animals. Some examples of the animals we saw were camels, goats, pigs, monkeys and bunny rabbits. Their favorite part was the bird aviary where they were given feed sticks and fed the little birds that were in the aviary. On Wednesday we went to the bbq and did sack races, and went on the swings. When we got back the children cooled off at the pool and went swimming, At Jewish Culture we listened to a story about shabbat, and learned about the Torah. The children also sang a song about shabbat. At music we showed off our best dance moves for freeze dance. Afterwards we played follow the beat. Ilan our music teacher took wooden sticks and would tap them together; and the children had to clap out the amount of times he would tap the sticks. We are all looking forward to our next trip to Pump It Up.
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