Adventures in Climbing and Swinging


These last 2 weeks the weather has been perfect for the chanichim (campers) to climb the Alpine tower and climbing wall.  From Gan to Nivonim, we have seen all edot pushing themselves to get as high up and as far as they can go.  At the Alpine tower, we have opened up all the different sides.  The campers have been able to test there abilities at thinking, and planning the best way up to the top using the different obstacles.  Some have used the floating logs.  They are exactly what they sound like.  There are 2 logs floating from the top of the tower and the campers climb them while they are moving around.  They have climbed and used the seesaw.  2 campers climb up at the same time and they need to balance themselves on this one log set up like a seesaw.  They had a lot of fun working together to get themselves balanced.

While all of this was going on, we had campers pulling themselves up with ropes, and climbing cargo nets to get to the top and swinging.  If you haven’t heard about the swing, then you are in for a treat.  Each camper in Ropes chug has an opportunity to swing on a giant swing attached to the Alpine tower.  They are harnessed in, and their friends pull them up to a certain height.  They only go as high as they want to go.  When they are all ready they count down in Hebrew and start swinging.  They had the time of their lives.  Some tzrifim have even done the swing at night. It’s a great bonding experience for both campers and counselors.

If you have not seen the Alpine tower or climbing wall please while taking a walk around camp on visiting day come out to Machane Gimel to see the tower, or come to a-side to See our beautiful map of Israel on the Climbing wall.  The Climbing wall will be open for anyone to climb on visiting day from 1:30pm-2:30pm.

Nivonim Climbing at the Alpine Tower


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