Preparing for shabbat
Sayarimot (6th grade) made challah for camp Shabbat dinner!
We start Friday evenings by gathering all together and then breaking into mishpachot (families). Our mishpachot are ~12 people who are from the same city or area. It's a way to get to know other people who we may see in the year-round activities and create connections with our local Gilboa peers!
From there we walk down to the lake where we hear a song by one of the kvutzot and Quinn (the Rosh Machaneh) tells us a story. We sing "Hachama Merosh" to bring in Shabbat and then walk back up to the chadar ochel (dining hall) for a delicious meal!
Many people's favorite camp traditions come at the end of Shabbat on Saturday nights. We do a medurah (campfire) talent show and havdallah (end of Shabbat ritual) under the stars. The bogrimot kvutza (rising 10th grade) always are the hosts for medurah - they do funny skits to introduce each act. And the best part of Saturday nights... ice cream!