End of Second Session Carnival & Banquet!
Last summer we added a new element to our traditional end-of-session banquet festivities — an enormous outdoor carnival preceeding dinner. I really love this new tradition — the carnival has quickly become one of the highlights of the summer for everyone. This afternoon our Tzad Bet migrash turned into an outdoor fair-ground filled with all sorts of games, face-painting, several enormous inflatable bouncy-bounces, and, of course, a dunk tank — into which yours truly, along with many of our Roshei Edot, Rabbi Ethan Linden, and Davey Rosen, were plunged. That water was COLD!
During the carnival, an array of delicious hors d'oeuvres that our mitbach (kitchen) staff had prepared were served by our senior staff members. Then we all sat down for the banquet — although no one stayed sitting for long, as Tzad Aleph and Tzad Bet enjoyed incredible shira and rikud sessions in which everyone was up and singing & dancing, celebrating the culmination of an amazing summer.
Tomorrow is our final Shabbat — Shabbat Nivonim. I'm sure the day will be filled with special moments. I'm looking forward to a beautiful Shabbat — but I'm saddened that the arrival of Shabbat Nivonim means that camp is almost at an end! When does kayitz 2010 begin…?