We’ve had a busy past week at Mosh! Yesterday, we left for tiyul, which is the camping trip we have every session. The Amelim (going into 4th and 5th grade), Chotrim (going into 6th and 7th grade), and Solelim (going into 8th grade) all headed Elk Neck State Park in Eastern, Maryland. The trip began with the chanichim (campers) doing a two mile hike into the campsite. They then had time to hang out with their friends, and set up their ohelim (tents) for the night.
After moving into their ohelim (tents), the chanichim split up by shichvot (age groups) and had a peula (educational activity) about connecting to nature. The chanichim (campers) made a schedule of their usual days at home, and then counted all the hours they usually spent outside. They then discussed why it’s important to try and spend more time outside, and talked about ways to connect to nature in their lives at home.
After the peula, the chanchim (campers) had a delicious dinner of pita, homemade hummus, corn, potatoes, and salad! We then had a small fire, and the chanchim put on a variety show for each other, where anyone who wanted to could sing, dance, or tell a story. The chanichim then headed to bed, full and happy!
Today, when they woke up, the chanichim (campers) ate breakfast and then cleaned up the campsite. They then did a short hike to a nearby beach! The chanichim spent the afternoon playing in the water and bonding with their friends.
Overall, this was a great tiyul for everyone! But even though we had a lot of fun, we’re all happy to be back at Mosh!