Dear Camp George families,
Greetings from sunny Maple Lake! We have had an amazing second week filled with amazing unit programs and also camp wide programming like Maccabiah.
Here’s a sneak peek of what our units got up to this week.
Nitzotzot – Had a great time celebrating Hanukkah in July, where they made a unit menorah and sang the Hanukkah blessings and made cookies. They also had fun dressing up their staff for a fashion show and ran around camp on a tzilun (photography) scavenger hunt!
Lehavot –Channeled their inner chef at their “Iron Chef” program. They had a blast dancing the night away at the Lehavot dance and L6 completed their Island Adventure!
Kochavim – The boys cabins completed their overnight adventure program, which included sleeping out at Gan Matan for the night, while the girls cabins played “CG taboo” Together, the whole unit had fun playing dodge ball!
Barak – Barak had an awesome time at “Barak Survivor” at Gan Matan, where the unit got to spend time together and enjoy a cook out dinner. The boys of B1 had a great time on trip! And everyone had a blast at the “Night out in Tel Aviv” program.
C.I.T’s – Had a busy week participating in their first round of placements. The C.I.T. boys basketball showed great team work at the basketball tournament at Camp Northland and everyone had a good time at the C.I.T. sand castle competition!
This week, our entire camp showed incredible ruach throughout all of Maccabiah. Everyone had a blast getting into the superhero theme and it was amazing to see campers and staff from all different units interacting and getting to know each other, special congratulations to the Red and Blue team on their victory!
As you may have read on Facebook and Twitter this week, one of the Project Barak programs this week is about our response to hunger, both as Jews and as global citizens. We were all astounded to learn that the Parry Sound food bank (the closest town to our camp community) is almost out of food to give to those in need, because there have not been enough donations over the summer. With great compassion and ruach, the campers unanimously decided that they wanted to do Tikkun Olam (help to repair the world) by initiating Camp George’s first ever food drive to be held on Visitor’s Day!! Parents, Grandparents…we really need your help to help these amazing campers realize that their actions, collectively and individually, CAN make a difference in lessening the suffering of those who go hungry each day.
The food items that are most needed include: canned tuna and salmon, canned meals (e.g. chili, pasta), canned soups, peanut butter, juice, rice, canned fruits and canned vegetables. The food donation bins will be well labeled and right by the Sports Field where you will park on Sunday (so no schlepping required!) We are so excited to be participating in this initiative, thank-you so much for your support.
We look forward to welcoming everyone on Sunday for our Visitor’s Day. This is a great opportunity for you, our families, to take a tour around camp and catch up with your campers on all the amazing programs they have participated in. Please look at the attached document for all the Visitor’s Day information.
In looking ahead to next week, we are excited about the Kochavim girls overnight, another Barak canoe trip and Intercamp at Ramah.
Wishing you a wonderful Shabbat!
Jeff Rose, Director