Hello to our extended Kingswood family! Hope all your summers have been as much fun as Session One here in 04009. Camp is in full swing and we are all so so happy to be here and reunited with our second family.
We have been blessed with blue skies and lots of sunshine luckily, so week one has been easy, breezy, and full of fun electives. Our campers have been partaking in fan favorites like tubing, zip-lining, and outdoor cooking. We have just finished up auditions for the first session play, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Our awesome cast members are already busy learning their lines and preparing for the big show. Also woodworking, a brand new, exciting elective we are now offering has become very popular and may just be the best area on camp.
Tomorrow we head out to Funtown Splashtown USA, the best amusement park ever!!!! But shhhhh…. it’s a surprise and the campers don’t know! Coming up we have an awesome fourth of July carnival and a whole session of Maccabiah to look forward to. Maccabiah is a session long competition where the camp is divided into four teams and they compete in weekly events of strength, ingenuity and creativity. This summer’s theme is Game of Thrones and only time will tell who shall prevail and and sit upon the iron throne.
Each week I will be shining the spotlight on a different unit at camp and today we will be starting with our adorable and curious OLIM UNIT! These campers are going into 3rd and 4th grade and spread sunshine wherever they go. Their first week was jam packed with so much fun and friendship. It started off with a classic camp-favorite, Rob’s team challenge, which is an evening of minute-to-win-it games and challenges that require strength, balance, intelligence, wit, and a positive attitude. They then slowed things down with a fun and chill evening with their “camp family.” Here at camp we have a tradition where our youngest campers are paired up with our oldest campers and they form a camp family. This big/little program helps to foster unlikely friendships and unites the camp community.
Today the Olim cooled things off and went on a day trip to Cascade Falls to explore and splash around in the beautiful waterfalls of Saco, Maine. It’s always nice to get off camp and take advantage of this beautiful state and it’s incredible natural wonders. But isn’t it wonderful that the fun has just begun and the Olim have so much more to look forward to this summer?
Finally, I’d like to feature two Olim campers, Sam Newell and Noga Shemesh, who both had an awesome first week at camp. Sam said: “My favorite thing I did this week would be… the musical. We had practice for it and working on it was really fun.” Noga’s favorite part was “Cascade Falls because we got to climb up the waterfall and went 30 feet into the water and it was really deep and big and it was very fun. I also love tubing and I love dance.”
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Peace and love from 04009