I didn’t know what to expect. When I started to unpack, I looked around the room for a familiar face, but I didn’t see any. When my bunkmate walked through the doors I was filled with glee. How kind she was, made me want to come to camp again.
How can you help nourish those around you that may have less than you? Can you practice and teach Acharayut, in either a physical or spiritual sense, with our friends around us?
All in all it was a great day and our camp had the opportunity to celebrate our Mishlachat and the land of Israel. It was an important reminder that despite the complexity of the state of Israel, there still lays a copious amount of things to celebrate and discover
My friends think of me by making sure I am not alone and I think of others by finding ways to include them. Thinking of others is an important part of life. Always remember that the smallest act could be a way of thinking of others and it could make their day.
This week the Galil campers went on the stream hike, had lots of water fun, and battled each other in cake decoration!! We strengthened our bonds by doing a Cross the Line Evening program. We also learned about our Israeli staff and the state of Israel on Israel Day (complete with a fun carnival!).
We hope our Kineret campers are proud of all the challenges that they have pushed through and look forward to the challenges to come. In Arava there will be the Teva campout, in Galil the hike, and before you know it, you will be a unit head pushing through the challenge of writing your Friday night speech. Kineret, we hope you keep coming back to camp and push through new challenges each summer.
I’m often asked, “what makes Harlam special?” It’s a little hard to put into words. It’s the people that make up our community, the feeling of belonging, and the sense that you’re home
Whether it was being in the same space or months on end, or dealing with the physical effects of Covid 19, we all faced challenges this year. We had to adapt to the different world we live in now. After this year of hardships, when we are all still healing, camp is a place where we are given the opportunity to heal, surrounded by the people we love. The process of healing is never easy, but we encourage you to take advantage of all that camp has to offer to heal yourself and others.
So when you’re trying to overcome any obstacle you’re facing, I suggest you prepare the same way any camper does before they climb the tower—check and make sure there’s someone there to support you, and then make sure you’re ready to go
By Lori Zlotoff In this week’s Torah Portion, Eikev, we are told that the Israelites will soon enter a land filled with the seven species, or the sacred fruits and grains found in the land of Israel, as well as a land rich in minerals and clean water sources. You...