In This Email:
Dear 3rd Session Families,
It’s been an exciting few days around camp. Wednesday’s MSA ended with a dinosaur-themed carnival, complete with cotton candy, face-painting, sponge tosses, and other fun carnival games, all put on by the JCITs (10th graders).
On Thursday, campers began new chuggim (activities) and omanut (arts elective), and resumed a normal daily schedule after the special day on Wednesday.
Here are some highlights from the various divisions’ activities over the last couple of days:
The Tzofim (6th graders) learned the sing “Shir l’Shalom” (“A Song for Peace”) and talked about ways that they, as individuals, could help spread peace around camp, including giving hugs to everyone they encountered. This turned out to be a special treat for everyone at camp!
The Seniors (9th graders) discussed the impact of peer pressure, and examined how they and their friends influence one another.
In preparation for another wonderful Shabbat together, all divisions spent Friday morning exploring “Holiness,” this week’s Shabbat theme, and learned about the Kedusha prayer, including the beautiful imagery within it. We all are looking forward to a joyous and holy Shabbat together, beginning with services, a special dinner, singing and dancing this evening.
Since our last email, we have had one camper leave with flu-like symptoms, and we remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the camp community safe and healthy through our practices. We continue to work as a group to maintain an exciting, fun environment for all of our campers.
Many of our campers have benefited from the generosity of the Jim Joseph Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Because of these two community funds, many more families were able to enjoy camp this summer. We wanted to take this time to thank them and the many generous donors to the Alonim Scholarship fund for their continued support of Camp Alonim and the members of our community. As we focus on the theme of Holiness this week, this support from so many that enables more campers to enjoy the Alonim experience is a reminder of how holiness presents itself in many different forms.
Executive Director, Camp Alonim