Peace, Love, and Micah

Posted by on July 12, 2017

There has been SO much going on around camp for the past few days! Bear with us as we recap some of the excitement…

It was a little quieter around camp at the end of last week because we had a few different trips out. Our 12U boys went to Kamp Kohut to play baseball and our 16U boys went to Indian Acres to play in their annual soccer tournament. We also sent some of our most enthusiastic hikers into the woods for an overnight hiking and camping adventure with our stellar hiking staff.

The overnight hiking trip is something campers look forward to every summer. Campers enjoyed scenic views as they climbed Tumbledown Mountain in New Hampshire and then enjoyed a delicious lasagna dinner. After spending a cozy night sleeping in a cabin, they shared a delicious pancake breakfast and then continued on their journey for a refreshing swim. The hikers came back to camp just in time for dinner with exciting tales to share with their bunkmates about their recent adventures.

Also this week, campers had the opportunity to meet with Rabbi Lipof in her cabin during Rest Hour. During this much needed down time, campers can sign up to visit the Rabbi with their bunks. Rabbi Lipof provides enriching conversation and, of course, yummy homemade treats.

Friday night, we were able to enjoy a beautiful Shabbat service sitting on our new chapel benches under the setting sun.  Rabbi Lipof told a captivating story about how problematic gossiping can be and related it to when a single frog croaking in a pond can sound like a hundred frogs.  Of course, campers left the service with a fun frog memento to serve as a reminder that: “one ribbit, two ribbits, three ribbits, four…..gossip is RIBBIT so ribbit no more!”

On Sunday after lunch, campers retreated back to their cabins for a little rest and relaxation with their bunks.  About 40 minutes into Rest Hour, campers were incredibly surprised to hear the blaring sound of 60’s music coming through their bunk speakers.  This was quickly followed by a booming voice asking all campers to meet on the baseball field for Micahstock 2017.  As campers ran from their bunks, fully decked in gold and blue, towards the baseball field, they were met by friendly protesters (our CITs) holding signs and chanting, “Make Color, Not War!”  The CITs pulled off an epic Color War break inspired by Woodstock.  After quickly voting for team captains, blue and gold teams competed in an intense battle of tug o’ war.  Team chants and cheers echoed through camp as our first session color war had officially commenced!

After a day and a half of heated competition (including the annual swim/track meets, scavenger hunt, and a new game called The Vinyl Countdown), it was announced that the BLUE team has the lead by the narrowest margin in Micah history. When second session Color War breaks, it’s anyone’s game!