The chanichim (campers) have been very busy for the past couple of days! After visitor’s day, everyone packed up and younger kids went on tiyul (camping trip) and the older kids went to Galil to meet their kvutzah (age group) at mifgash (meeting).
This year, tiyul was at Mosh. In the past we have gone to a campsite, but this year we decided to take advantage of more of our 200 plus acres of land. We left the main campus of Mosh in the morning to hike to our camping spot in the woods. When we arrived, everyone set up their own tents and prepared for lunch. After lunch, everyone had the option to go to the ropes course, the agam (lake), or the river. The rest of the afternoon was spent playing card games, hanging out, and relaxing. The next day, we ran special chugim (interest groups), went tubing, canoeing, and had some more relaxing chofesh (free time). We then hiked back to the main campus of machaneh (camp), showered, and had dinner. It was a nice change of pace from our busy regular days. Everyone had a great time!
Mifgash was also successful! All of the older kids really enjoyed meeting and bonding with their kvutzah. It was interesting to meet people with similar backgrounds and friendships were formed quickly. Lots of peulot (informal educational activities) were run to facilitate this process.
After being separated for a couple of days, yesterday we all got to enjoy a fun kupa trip to a water park!! At first the sky didn’t look like it would cooperate, but by the end of the day it was sunny and hot and a perfect day for a water park! When we got back to Mosh, we all showered and had dinner. The tochnit erev (evening activity) was movie night! This week we watched Freaky Friday. It has been a long but fun filled couple of days here!