Yesterday, we set out for an adventure.
We donned long pants and closed toed shoes. We filled our water bottles. We carried trail mix in our backpacks and headed to the woods.
Our one-night tiyul (trip, in our case camping trip) began with a hike deep into the woods surrounding Mosh. Mosh is lucky to own 267 acres of undeveloped woods. In past summers we have gone to outside camp sites for tiyul, but this summer we decided to explore and appreciate our own land.
After a hike across sprawling forest, past our beautiful agam (lake), and over trickling streams, chanichim (campers) arrived at the camp site. Everyone teamed up with their shichva (age-group) to pitch their ohelim (tents). Assembling ohelim is always a bit of a puzzle, but chanichim worked together to figure it out.
Next we had lunch and a bit of free time before splitting of into different activities. Chanichim chose between swimming in the river, going on a nature walk, playing card games, or tackling Mosh’s ropes course.
All this activity worked up an appetite, but guess who’s cooking dinner tonight? Chanichim did all the chopping, kneading, and preparation for a delicious outdoor feast. We ate homemade pita, a colorful salad, baked potatoes with eggs cooked inside, watermelon, and corn. Food tastes even better when you make it yourself!
We finished the night with a medurah (bonfire) and lots of s’mores. Chanichim performed goofy, scary, and musical acts as s’mores were passed around. Today tiyul continues with a hike, some nature art, and another outdoor lunch before packing up and heading back to the cozy comfort of Mosh.
As always, check out Habonim Dror Camp Moshava on facebook for more photos of tiyul and camp happenings!