Machon Takes Boston, Day One
On Thursday morning, Machon campers woke up early and got on the road for our two-day trip to Boston! It was a special opportunity for the edah to be together outside of the normal routine of camp, and everyone had a great time.
Our first destination was Walden Pond, the site of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin (there is a replica there now), and a great place to hike, sit in the sun or shade, throw a frisbee around, and picnic.
We ate lunch there before heading to AMC Chestnut Hill to see a movie. Most campers saw the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, while others saw the new Ice Age movie.
After that, we headed to Kehillath Israel in Brookline, our home for the night. We dropped off our stuff and headed back out. Before taking Coolidge Corner by storm, Machon performed “Jungle,” a popular Israeli dance at camp, in a flashmob on the steps of the synagogue. The campers looked great and many people paused to watch as they walked and drove by. Video coming soon!
Machon enjoyed some free time in Coolidge Corner, where they explored the many kosher food options in the area, before settling in at KI for the night. We hung out, played games, and devoured a late night ice cream surprise. As we headed to sleep, I listened to the girls singing and telling stories to each other, and the boys in the next room laughing and chatting, all looking forward to day 2.