Second Session Begins!

WELCOME TO SECOND SESSION 2014!!!

Second session kicked off yesterday, July 22nd, as a bus-load of new and returning chanichim (campers) drove up Mosh road. Madatz (junior counselors) greeted the bus with silly costumes and tons of ruach (spirit). DSC_0425 DSC_0442

Chanichim stepped off the buses with huge smiles and went straight to the MLC (our big indoor pavilion) to meet tzevet (staff) and split into their shikvot (age-groups).

DSC_0460 DSC_0445 There is always lots of singing and cheering at Mosh, so of course, it is tradition to start off the session by teaching a cheer. This one is a favorite:

(To the tune of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”)

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR!

We’re Moshava, mighty Moshava,

All we have is ruach (spirit) and chevra (friendship),

Smiles on our face, big disgrace,

Dragging our feet all over the place!

Singing,

We are, we are, MOSHAVA FOURTEEN, MOSHAVA FOURTEEN

We are, we are, MOSHAVA FOURTEEN, MOSHAVA FOURTEEN

(Repeat forever)

Check out our facebook account to see a video of all our ruach!
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Next, chanichim split up with their madrichim (counselors) to unpack in their ohelim and tzrifim (tents and cabins). Chanichim were excited to choose beds, settle into their spaces, and get to know everyone. Many were thrilled to see old friends from past summers and everyone was eager to see new faces. DSC_0500 DSC_0501 DSC_0505 DSC_0514

The rest of the day went smoothly. After a delicious mac and cheese lunch, chanichim rotated between tours of machaneh, health checks, swim tests, and other orientation stations. Returning chanichim took pride in showing off machaneh to new chanichim!

Soon enough it was time for silly skits! Chanichim watched madrichim present options for anafim (work groups) and chugim (interest groups) and got to place their activity choices. More on this to come!

We ended our day with Meet the Madrichim, a tochnit erev (evening activity) that happens every summer at Mosh! Chanichim must perform goofy challenges in order to learn fun facts about tzevet.

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