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Day 2: Chaburahs, Walmart, Pool time
Second day of camp
Our second day at Camp Sports was a busy one. We started with a full house for Shacharis (and the same for breakfast…) and headed straight for the bais to meet our learning groups. Within minutes the Kol Torah could be heard loud and clear, as the bais medrash was pumping with great energy. The momentum did not stop as we switched to the Chaburahs. In every corner of the room you could hear the learning, the discussions, the stories, and the exchange of passion. Some wonderful raffles (with Dunkin’ as the prize!) followed, and the guys were off to lunch.
Next came a mini trip to Walmart to stock up on supplies for the summer (and there was no shortage of shtick either…). The camp had plenty of time to get settled in, and before you knew it we were off to our first league games. Football, basketball and softball in the “rather warm” weather was not as easy as you’d think, but the games proved to be as fun as always and the season is officially underway.
After dinner and mincha, our last stop of the day was a well deserved visit to the pool. Some guys chose to play taps in the water, others just chilling poolside, while some still wanted to play basketball (don’t ask me how…).
Back in camp we davened Maariv and heard the great news from Rabbi Green that we are heading to Hersheypark tomorrow! We can’t wait!!
First Day Of Camp!
First Day Of Camp!
After a very long year for all of us, and weeks of counting down the days, Camp Sports is finally back and welcoming campers! Our first day back was a busy one. Our advisors were busy greeting campers from all over the country (and the world) and helping them settle in. At about 3 o’clock the buses pulled in and brought the “In-town” crowd. The NCSY’ers were met with singing and excitement as they disembarked the buses as the advisors happily helped them with their luggage as they found their rooms and moved in.
After lunch was served, there was some important introductions and orientation to get through as everyone gets settled in. Rabbi Green addressed the camp with some key info. Following that we had a delicious burger dinner (with all the fixings) and some time to relax and take in the surroundings. After dinner break it was time for mincha and some more messages but before long we were off to the basketball courts for a good old fashioned 4-way dodgeball game. The teams were split up by floors in the dorms, with the winning floor getting Rita’s ices (at a time TBD…). The super fun games were followed by maariv and a bit more orientation (including the camp’s signature sports rules) plus some words of inspiration from the mashgiach of Ner Yisroel, Rabbi Baruch Neuberger. After a long day it certainly felt good to retire to the dorms and get some much needed sleep in. We’re gonna need it…