Aiden's maturity was on full display during the camp's trip to the Bronx Zoo. At the zoo, Aiden observed the animals, pointing out his observations and asking interesting questions. He listened to his counselors when instructed and made the trip more enjoyable for good counselors and fellow campers.
The camper of the week is Jonah R. Jonah is normally very polite when asking for things and gets along well with every other kid in the group. On Wednesday Jonah took the time to teach another camper how to play lacrosse even though he didn’t know them very well
Our camper of the week is Abigail who, after losing her hat during the Circle Line Tour, tried to remain positive by remembering that she still has another hat at home that she loves!
The Imagineers can’t wait for Family Day next week!
Wednesday was Picture Day. Campers received their brand new red 60th anniversary camp shirts. We took a full camp picture on the steps of the building to commemorate the anniversary. Upon arrival to Valley Stream State Park, each group took a photo. Next, campers played Newcomb, playground games, and a popular sport for the first time of the summer - soccer. Ethan Y. played goalkeeper on one team, making an impressive number of saves! While campers were reluctant to leave these exciting activities in order to eat, campers enjoyed a lunch of hamburgers, corn, sandwiches, and watermelon. After a little clean-up and more play-time, we returned to camp sweaty and ready to hop into the pool!
Thursday’s trip was Laser Bounce. Instead of driving out to Long Island, we went to the Queens location, allowing us to enjoy more time playing games - this time, we received cards that allowed us to play unlimited games like air hockey and magic piano. At lunch, we ate bagels topped with cream cheese, tuna, and the like. Back at camp we got to swim and practice our brand new Family Day song. We can’t wait to perform our group’s song on Family Day, July 27th, at our weekly Oneg Shabbat service!
Friday was a pleasant, satisfying conclusion to a jam-packed week. While the Tweens and younger groups boarded the buses for another trip, the 8/9 Boys participated in music, swim, teen lounge, and Oneg Shabbat in camp. Rachel, our Jewish culture specialist, led the camp in a brand new version of the Oneg Shabbat service. She taught the campers songs from her childhood and spoke about being friendly, accepting, and welcoming. Our campers entered the lunchroom in joyous song with hands interlocked. After a few more group activities like going to the playground and recreational swim, we headed to dismissal. We wished each other lovely weekends over fruit and iced!
Monday was Crazy Hat Day. The 8/9 Boys used a wide assortment of colors and materials to create the most memorable hats for the photos! The fun continued with the long-awaited Circle Line tour of Lower Manhattan. Campers learned about the geography of NYC and the surrounding waters and regions of New Jersey.
The camper of the week is Adam Y. Adam goes with the flow - he maintains a pleasant smile through every activity. When he needs help, he asks politely. Adam is a blast to have in our group!