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LAST DAY (sniff) FIRST DAY (yay) –

This morning, the Talmidei Hachodesh were announced. The best student from each learning class was selected as the winner. Each winner received a certificate, and a picture of the Rebbe. The winners of Kevutzah Competition were also announced. The members of the winning classes each got a plaque with a picture of the Rebbe on it. The winners are Shmuel Dovid Hurwitz’s class, Kevutzah Hey; Baruch Hecht’s class, Kevutzah Vov; Menachem Benchimouhn’s class, Kevutzah Chof-Aleph and Yitzi Kleinman’s class, Kevutzah Lamed.

From each division, one camper was given an award for the most Mishnayos Baal Peh in his division. From the first division, Menachem Mendel Rosenblum earned one crown and one gold. In the second division, the winner is Menachem Mendel Spalter, who earned one crown and one red. In the third division, the winner is Menachem Mendel Zirkind, who earned one flag, one gold and one red. From the fourth division, the winners is Avremi Zippel, who earned one crown and two golds.

After Breakfast, learning classes were held as usual. After learning class, the campers who were leaving went to get their stuff. Some were picked up by their families directly from camp. Others went in camp’s van to the airport. Most campers went by bus to Crown Heights, New York City, where many of them live. Some will fly home from there.

Later on, the new campers arrived. At 2:00, the head counselors gave their welcoming speech. After the speech the campers were split into bunks, and went to unpack their stuff. Everyone met in the Shul for Mincha, followed by supper.

After supper, it was time for the first Night Activity of the second month! Night Activity Director Dovid Taub came up with the innovative idea of playing “musical chairs” and “Simple Simon says” simultaneously. Several selected campers went up on stage, and had to dance around the chairs, while following the instructions given by “Simple Simon.” At the same time, they had to make sure to grab a seat as soon as the music stopped. After night activity, Maariv was davened and everybody went off to sleep, to prepare for tomorrow, the first day of the second month.