Hi friends and family,

It’s hard to believe but tomorrow starts our last week of first session! Where has the time gone?? Friday night we had a beautiful Shabbat, once again decorated and lead by the SITs. After dinner, we all went to the ulam and did Rikud until it got dark and then went to sleep. Saturday morning, after our sleep-in and optional cinnamon bun breakfast, we rotated between general swim and Shabbat Peulah, where the campers played games popular in Israel lead by our Israeli schlichim.

After lunch, we all spent time at the docks and activities and then went down to the BBQ which the SITs themed, “Campchella”, named after the popular music festival. The campers ate and then rotated around stations where they got their hair braided, got tattoos, got their fortunes told, ate popcorn and danced until the sun went down. After Campchella, we had a Havdallah service followed by our week 3 movie. After that all the kids went back to their cabins and went to sleep!

This morning, we woke up to Yom Israel! Our lovely schlichim woke up early to make the whole camp Shakshuka. It was delicious! After that, the campers went to docks and periods that had a bit of a twist. Down at the A-dock was a Tel Aviv beach party. The U-dock was turned into Eilat while at the Y-dock, what else could it be but the Dead Sea? The campers also experienced kibbutz life, what it’s like to shop at a shuk, and ate popsicles just like glida in Israel! All day, there were facts around camp that the campers had to try to remember for tonight’s evening program. Tonight, they celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut and had a party and trivia contest. It was a great day and so nice having our schlichim give us their taste of Israel.

And now for HFL news…. We are in the Semi-Finals now!! Today, The Chargers played the Eagles and the Chargers won with a score of 14 to 7. After dinner the Browns played the Bears and the Browns won with a score of 21 to 14. The final game will be played on Saturday after the SITs return from their SIT trip. Speaking of the SIT trip, if you don’t already know, our SITs will be leaving us tomorrow morning for a 5 day canoe trip in the Shushwaps. They are going to have the best time and we can’t wait to hear all about it!!

That’s all for now!!