Hey Camp George!
A few days ago, our Hanhallah – senior leadership team, participated in an amazing give back project with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve in Parry Sound. As many of you know, Tikkun Olam – repairing the world, is a very important part of the CG culture. Our Hanhallah were thrilled to get the opportunity to give back to Parry Sound by helping the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve to clean up some of the local fitness trails. I can attest that this was a fanastic opportunity for us not only to give back, but to learn more about the history of Parry Sound while doing so. Read on below to hear from more members of our leadership team about their experiences.
I look forward to continuing to share Tikkun Olam stories with you this summer!
Development Director Steve Greenwood: “We were put in touch with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve through our contact, Rick, at Community Living Parry Sound. We feel strongly about contributing towards, and making an impact within, the our neighbouring community. This is a core value of the Reform Jewish Movement – Tikun Olam or repairing the world. The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is a community organization that supports a number of efforts in Parry Sound area. It is therefore an ideal type of effort for Camp George to support as we too benefit from support from within the community.”
C.I.T. Director Lindsay Mockler: “My favourite part of Hanhallah week is always going to help out in Parry Sound. As guests in their community two months of every year, it feels good to give back.”
Program Director Josh Nezon: “It was nice to get out with the Hanhallah and at the same time beautify the fitness trail, while exploring more of Parry Sound.”
Head of Adventure Rochelle Derlick: “It’s great to be able to give back. It’s a privilege to be using these trails in the first place, so it was amazing to be able to clean them for future generations.”