We ask our chanichimot (campers) what summers at Camp Gilboa mean to them. From our Winter Newsletter (check it out here), we have this very special segment from Lilah:
Hi, I am Lilah. I am 13 years old, Ethiopian, and have gone to camp for 3 summers. Camp Gilboa matters to me because it is my Jewish friendship circle. It is a place where I belong. As a camper, I have lots of crazy memories and each new year seems to be better than the last. What I miss most during the year is the way we come together during Havdalah at camp. It is our time to be thankful for each other. I love that feeling of being held by my friends. That’s why I am becoming a bat mitzvah at camp this summer. So, if you are coming to camp during first session…well, you are invited! I look forward to celebrating with you, making memories, and lying on the ground and staring at the stars during Havdalah. Thanks to the counselors and Elana for making Gilboa special.