Wow! What a beautiful ending to camp!
Shabbat morning started with a breakfast kiddush, followed by Jew Jitsu and the priorities game (a game in which teams of campers were asked to order their life priorities including health, money, family and Judaism). Shabbos lunch was extraordinary as we celebrated the Bar Mitzvahs of Jayden M. and Josh M. as well as the Bat Mitzvah of Betty K., one of our beloved counselors. The three of them spoke beautifully about their Jewish growth and together, we all danced and sang ‘siman tov, u’mazal tov.’ We continued with rest hour, a Shabbat walk, board games, an Israeli shuk style carnival, open gym and then a farewell banquet. Campers were given the opportunity to speak and shared how much they gained in camp. Counselors then gave out awards and each camper received a siddur, prayer boo,k to take home. Shabbat ended with singing and a beautiful havdallah. The campers enjoyed hot pretzels while they packed, and spent their last night of camp with friends (and hopefully getting some sleep:).
I just wanted to take a moment to thank the parents who entrusted us with their children. I know it isn’t easy to part with them, but each and every child in the camp enhanced Kesher in their own way. The banquet told it all, as the campers got up and shared just how much they gained. I spoke about how, as year 2 campers, everyone in their room is helping create to a movement. Camp Kesher was created as a safe and fun camp where campers can enhance their Jewish connection. We hope you will consider sending your kids back for summer 2022 (details to come shortly) and please watch out for the early bird and returnee discounts that will be offered.
Please do not hesitate to be in touch with me if you need anything. Looking forward to an incredible year. Stay in touch.
p.s. please excuse any grammatical errors. It is currently after 2 am:…