With chanichimot (campers) arriving in less than 24 hours, we figured it would be a delightful surprise to introduce our madrichimot (counselors)!
Amelimot (4-5th grade)
The Amelimot tzevet, Mei, Charlie, Millie, and Tohar are “excited to introduce the kids to our camp and our values.” Charlie says that the team is “building a foundation of education. Our first conversations include kvutza, consent in a camp context, and socialist values (sharing and working together).” Mei is “excited to grow plants with them, write songs, and provide a space for artistic expression.”
Tip: According to Millie (read in a British accent), “Everyone should bring one thing they think is really fun. I literally brought so little things.” Tohar says, “Don’t be shy, be fly.”
Sayarimot (6th grade)
The Sayarimot tzevet, Timmy, Maayan, Ruby, and Shosh, “are very excited to meet all the lovely children and have a great togetherness this summer.” Timmy says he is “hyped to rock and roll,” and Maayan says she is excited for “games, songs, more games, and learning.”
Tip: Bring chapstick, a hammock (not necessary but important), friendship bracelet string, a shirt in every color, and decorations.
Chotrimot (7th grade)
Ciel, Hadas, Alyssa, Roxy, and Milla, the Chotrimot tzevet, are “so excited for the kids to bring higher energy into camp.” Alyssa says they “have really fun peulot planned really fun special days planned.”
Tip: Bring enough socks, aquaphor, lotion, warm clothing, and don’t forget a pillow. Advocating for lotion, Milla says, “It’s so dry here. I feel like more than normal.” In response, Roxy says, “No it’s normal but people forget.”
Shomrimot (8th grade)
Marly, Zoe, Lia, Jacob, Andi, the Shomrimot tzevet are “really excited to work with Shomrimot because [they’re] very passionate about educating in new, creative ways, while having a blast.” Marly says “this year year is important for the kvutza process” and they “want to help facilitate all the beautiful things it can flourish to be. Can’t wait.”
Tip: This is the summer of sunglasses. Bring your silliest. Also bring your funniest t-shirts.
Bonimot (9th grade)
The Bonimot tzevet, Otto, Sam, and Gal, are “so excited to get right on into this great hot jacuzzi (as in the pool when it gets hot) summer.” Otto wants you to prepare for this “sun-kissed summer at Gilboa.”
Tip: Sam says Bonimot “should pack a heavy jacket because it is so cold.”
Bogrimot (10th grade)
Bogrimot tzevet (Tali, Nina, Ezsti, and AJ) are preparing for a “silly, wacky, fun” summer. Nina says she is “so excited for them to come. We have so much planned.” Ezsti says, “No, no quote. I’m going to be a surprise.”
Tip: Bring more than one pair of shoes if possible, and if you do, make sure that pair of shoes doesn’t already have a hole in the bottom (Tali is going through this right now).