It was an exciting day when the buses pulled in to Gan Yisrael, carrying hundreds of excited campers. Others had already been brought by their parents, but one and all, they were thrilled for another amazing summer at Machane Gan Yisrael!
As things settled down, all the campers made their way into the Shul for speeches. The Head Counselors spoke about how exciting camp will be this year, and how much learning and fun will take place here. Then, the campers were split into their bunks, and were joined by their counselors, who came – some yelling happily, some running and screaming – to the front of the Shul to lead their bunks to their bunkhouses.
The first full day of camp was Wednesday, and it was back to the Shul for the Learning Directors speech about the excellent learning program this year. Then, campers were split (again) into their learning classes and it was off to the first learning class of the summer!
Wednesday was also the first day of activities, with campers playing basketball, kickball, hockey, football and much more. There was a speech from the Head Lifeguard on safety, after which there was also swimming!
All in all, an exciting start to an exciting summer!