This has been an amazing summer in our specialty areas! Our campers can finally be together and enjoy the incredible activities camp has to offer. Our specialists focus on skill building and fun in a safe environment guided by our Jewish values.
Read on to hear about the programs happening in our specialty areas from our Rosh Anafs (department heads)!
Adventure Department, By Ido Mordechay
Campers love our cooking program! They learn new skills from the basics of cutting vegetables to following intricate recipes. They always leave with a delicious treat and a smile. Camp Craft is another camper favourite. We teach campers survival skills like shelter building, fire building, cooking over a fire, wood working and playing classic camp nature games, like camouflage. At ropes, campers have been experiencing everything our course has to offer. They have traversed elements 30 feet tall and swung at heights of 70 feet in the air. Campers face their fear of heights and must work on teamwork and communication skills to face these obstacles.
Waterfront Department, By Mitch Notkin
Campers each get an opportunity to go into Maple Lake everyday at either swim, sail, ski or paddlesports. Some recent highlight programs have been “padoga” (a combination of yoga and paddle boarding) and Sailing Olympics. Our Ski Chugim last week was advanced ski/wakeboarding, where campers learned new skills from our highly trained ski staff. Down at the swim docks our campers are learning new strokes and plunging into the water off our brand new 14 foot iceberg inflatable. Our waterfront team has worked hard this summer to offer an amazing experience on the waterfront!
Sports Department, By Brian Rybak
Our Bikes team create, plan, and run many creative activities, from teaching campers (and staff) how to ride a bike and traverse trails on and off camp, according to age and ability. They also created many fun programs, including our new camper favourite – “Biking Capture the Flag”! Our Sports specialists did a fantastic job engaging campers of all ages in a wide variety of sports, including volleyball, basketball, tennis, pickleball, baseball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and the list goes on. They helped many campers improve their skills, but more importantly created a fun experience for all! The Sports Specialists also incorporated one of Camp George’s new activities – the Zorbs (inflatable bubble). Campers and staff alike had an incredible time playing games in the Zorbs, or simply rolling down the hill!
Arts Department, By Talia Rivers
Our pottery staff have found a new and creative way to engage and unite each camper in each cabin through cabin puzzle pieces. Each camper in the cabin is given a piece of clay in the form of a puzzle piece and can design it however they want. The puzzle pieces all fit together to symbolize community and friendship. In Arts and Crafts, tie dye is a camp tradition that every camper looks forward to. They bring in white clothing, and come out with vibrant, fun pieces of art! Our Kochavim and Barak campers and drama staff are working tirelessly to put on our session play! They all put in so much time and effort into rehearsals, and the camp community loves to support our cast and crew on performance day. Last session was Annie, and this session is the Wizard of Oz. Israeli Dancing is one of camp’s most cherished and well-known traditions. These dances are passed on from year to year, and this year our dance specialist has choreographed a brand new Israeli dance. The camp community loves to join in whenever they hear the distinct songs! Lastly, our yoga specialist has been working tirelessly to think of new and creative ways to enhance the yoga periods, with blindfolded yoga and mindfulness meditation.
We’ve had so much fun in our specialty areas this summer! Thank you to our specialists for the amazing work!
Your Rosh Anaf 2021