Monthly Archives:July 2017

Here Comes the Sun…Finally!

Posted by on July 3, 2017

All of camp woke up to sunny skies and beautiful weather just in time to start another fun-filled day of scheduled activities!  Our CITs set out early this morning for an overnight trip and some time away from camp.  They will spend the next couple of days team building, bonding, and working on their leadership and communication skills.

Walking around camp after the start of first period, one could witness campers practicing their form at volleyball, working on balancing techniques at the Ninja Warrior Course, discussing the composition of musical scores using Legos in the Music Shed, and cheering on some of their bunkmates during our 12U Girls Soccer Intercamp against Mataponi.  Although we were not victorious, the final score was 2-1 with lots of impressive shots on goal and many close calls. Everywhere you looked today, campers were smiling, engaged, and having fun!

This evening after dinner, campers were excited to hear about the fun activities their Unit Leaders had in store for them.  Some kids made green slime, others played Scatterball, and there was even a “Night at the Races” (fully equipped with inflatable hobby horses, of course!).

Now everyone is cozy in their beds dreaming about what fun tomorrow has in store. Goodnight Bridgton and Sebago!

Micah In Israel: First days in Israel!

Posted by on July 2, 2017

7/1/17

Shabbat Shalom Camp Micah! We just arrived in Israel after spending four days in Poland. There, we visited many historical sites which opened our eyes to our culture’s history. We first visited Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter of Krakow, and explored life before WWII.

After learning about Jewish life in Krakow, we visited Birkenau, Auschwitz, and the remains of the Warsaw ghetto. Through all of the difficult and emotional times, we managed to stay positive. As we waved goodbye to Poland, we reached our flight to Israel with less than 5 minutes to spare, and are now enjoying the beautiful city of Jerusalem.

We enjoyed a gorgeous picnic with our group leaders, Yael and Dohr, sang songs, and enjoyed an amazing view of the city. We then got ready for our first Shabbat together. The counselors led the group on a short blindfolded walk through the old city to a balcony. When the blindfolds were removed, the group was overlooking the western wall, many for the first time. It was a special moment of appreciation and excitement. We then got the chance to walk down to the wall for the first time. With Shabbat rapidly approaching, we headed back to the hotel for a candle lighting. We then had a lovely Micah style shabbat service, led by Lexi Tuch and Jonah Berg. After a feast of a shabbat dinner, the group had some down time and a good night’s sleep (late wake up!) We’ve spent a relaxing shabbat filled with group activities and pool time. We’re excited to head back into Jerusalem tonight for some time at the Mall. Stay Tuned! Also, please check out the Micah Facebook page for pictures of the first week!

And now, a poem:

The airport didn’t go exactly as planned

Regardless, we touched down in the holy land

The old city we got to explore

In Poland it did pour

The weather is much different in the middle east

It’s very hot, to say the least

We sang and prayed on Shabbat

Soon, we’ll write to you from Tzfat!

 

Love,

Sarah and Mike