Monthly Archives:July 2014

Journeying to the Holy City of Tsfat

Posted by on July 12, 2014

We got on the bus, headed first to the Ghetto fighters Kibbutz, and then to the children’s holocaust museum. This day reconnected us with what we learned during our time inPoland. By visiting these places, we were able to understand how Jews transitioned back into society in Israel after their struggles in the holocaust. We ate in a Druze village for lunch, learned about the Druze culture, which is a fascinating secret religion.  Berg also decided to embrace his fashionable side, so he bought some cheetah print leggings that he wore and walked around in for the rest of the day.

We then moved to Tsfat for Shabbat.  We spent the day shopping, and the girls got to learn about the Mikvahs while the boys actually got to experience the Mikvah ritual itself.  We all found the experience extremely interesting and had a lot of fun.  To finish off the week, we had a great orthodox-style Shabbat on a rooftop in Tsfat.  We did lots of dancing, singing, and praying.

Although this past week, the country has been facing a time of difficulty, we have still managed to have fun, enjoy the trip, and find infinite love for Israel. By being here at this time, we have learned a lot more about the conflicts Israel faces and how the country must deal with these situations on a daily basis. We are all safe and happy, and just praying that we can spend all of our time left here in Israel.

Love,

Katie Rich and Dani Lerner

Summits take over the blog…again

Posted by on July 11, 2014

Dear Parents and friends of Camp Micah

 

My computer has once again been hijacked by a group of Summits who are intent about letting you know what went on today.  From here on out, the words you read are not mine.

We woke up this morning to a song none of us can remember (Hey, Mark pick something we know tomorrow).  After a satisfying breakfast of “good ol’ flap jacks”, the men of Micah retired to perform a surgery in the woods (don’t worry, it’s a code and everyone has their medical license).  Upon successful completion of the surgery we all headed to our activities which included; Guitar/Music, Fiber Arts, Tennis, Fitness, Baseball, and a lot of everything else.

Today we hosted an inter-camp for U 11 Girls soccer.  After being down 2-1, Micah rallied for a 4-2 Victory.  But wait, that wasn’t the only inter-camp today.  Our U 15 boys headed to Camp Kohut to play basketball and once again we came back victorious with a 39-34 win!

Tonight after a dinner of Asian Cuisine  we all (as a camp) headed to Uncle Milts for our annual Talent Show.  It is always amazing to see how diverse our fellow campers are.  Some of the highlights included; Clarinet, gymnastics, singing, breakdancing, piano, and some just general awesomeness!

Well, that’s about it from us.  We are now going to let Monge back in his office since we have locked him out and did not write anything inappropriate.  Love to all, you Summit Boys.

 

Dan, Jake, Santiago, Isaac, Brad and Sam.

Color War Day 2

Posted by on July 10, 2014

Well, today was day two of an intense first session Color War.  The day started with two rounds of Unit Activities, followed by the Swim and Track meets.  This evening we introduced a brand new all camp entitled “The Riddler”.  The Riddler consisted of Summit Captains and Co-captains deciphering a clue and then physically spelling that clue with a designated Unit.  It was a ton of fun and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun.  I will post a more substantial breakdown tomorrow.  As some of you may or may not know, the points from first session carry over to second session.  With that being said, the score stands as:

 

GOLD – 855

BLUE – 625

CW Day 2

Posted by on July 10, 2014

Well, today was day two of an intense first session Color War.  The day started with two rounds of Unit Activities, followed by the Swim and Track meets.  This evening we introduced a brand new all camp entitled “The Riddler”.  The Riddler consisted of Summit Captains and Co-captains deciphering a clue and then physically spelling that clue with a designated Unit.  It was a ton of fun and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun.  I will post a more substantial breakdown tomorrow.  As some of you may or may not know, the points from first session carry over to second session.  With that being said, the score stands as:

 

GOLD – 855

BLUE – 625

COLOR WAR

Posted by on July 9, 2014

 

This morning we held our annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament with our U 15 girls winning their title.  All of our other teams competed hard with our U 12 girls losing in the finals and our U 15 and U 12 boys losing in the semifinals.  And then it happened… the day campers (and me) wait for all year long…COLOR WAR.

During lunch, one of our CIT’s took a golf cart and wrecked it on the road up to the office.  There were several loud bangs and the cart was on fire.  The CIT then ran into the dining hall to let Mark know there was a problem.  As the entire camp came running out, fire engine sounds played as the rest of the CIT’s stormed out from the Rec room to announce Color War was here.  Please note, that there was actually no wrecked golf cart or CIT driving and the flames were from flame paste (very safe).

The first event of the afternoon was the ever popular, tug of war.  It was a heated battle but both teams did great and seemed to have a lot of fun.  From there, they went to Unit activities followed by a rally for their flag pole cheer.  After dinner, we had an all camp event, The Scavenger Hunt.  The Scavenger hunt is a great event that serves two purposes;  1.) to see which team can find the most items and 2.) to see how much trash we can collect/lost and found items we can gather.

All day, both teams exhibited great sportsmanship and spirit.  We can’t wait to get back at it tomorrow.  Please note that breakfast is at 9am and lunch is at 1pm tomorrow.