Magshimim Week One!
It’s been an exciting first few days for edat haMagshimim at Camp Ramah New England! We started off our edah-wide (unit) activities with an exciting and meaningful peulat erev (evening activity) on the first night. Each camper was welcomed onto Tzad Bet (B side of camp) with a special superhero identity, cape, and decorated certificate. We bonded as an edah as we discussed the campers’ new responsibilities as they physically and symbolically moved from Tzad Aleph to Tzad Bet. We ended the night by singing our edah song (a mix between the Beatle’s “Hey Jude” and Iyaz’s “Replay”).
Magshimim is off to a great start with their chug (hobby) rotations. With more options than ever, campers are spending their days working in wood-working, silk painting, papier-mâché, jewelry-making, and basket weaving. Campers are playing tennis, soccer, softball, basketball, climbing the alpine tower, and swimming. There are options to play in the Ramah band, participate in drama activities, and explore the outdoors with teva (nature) chug. There are so many chuggim to choose from!
Last night we were lucky enough to sing with members of the shira (Jewish song) staff at our first medura (campfire) before hearing from some of our Magshimim campers in our first ever "Open Mic Night". Some campers sang Disney songs with their tzrif (bunk), while others played guitar and read poems.
We're off to an awesome start!