|Happy Amelot after lunch.|
|A Bonim boy with a Tzophot girl after playing sports during chofesh.|
The Bogrim, of course, were not here today, but I'm sure that they are having a blast hiking and camping somewhere in the Poconos. I can only hope that it won't rain on them, because outside my window the outlook is not promising. Earlier today, however, the weather was perfect, especially for sports, which happened right after the peulot came to an end. It was so warm during sports, in fact, that a (delightfully) overwhelming amount of chanichim participated in free swim today. Free swim has always been a particularly fun part of machaneh, in my opinion, so it was great seeing the surge of kids who were interested in it today. When free swim came to an end, everyone had a chance to wash up before lunch, which was, *drumroll please,* latkes!
How can one attend a Jewish summer camp and not like latkes, am I right? Truth be told, actually, I never would have eaten them my first summer at machaneh (picky eater, what can you do). Along with the latkes, we had green beans, applesauce, and a salad bar. When lunch concluded, everyone spread out around machaneh to enjoy some rest time (menucha). I walked around and saw many different things going on at once. First of all, menucha is usually when the chanichim get their mail, so those who received letters, emails or packages were very excited to see what they said. Other things happening at that time included basketball games, a soccer game, the use of musical instruments, and a few frisbee catches too. Menucha transitioned into electives (chugim) after a little while.
|The yoga circle during sports.|
|Me (right) with the second session Comm. Specialist!|
Anyway, I'll wrap this up so you all don't have to read pages and pages about who I am, because what happens at machaneh is way more interesting. Thank you all for reading, make sure to check out a new update tomorrow!