Happy 4th of July!

Posted on July 5, 2016

We had an amazing campwide celebration today in honor of the Fourth of July! It kicked off with “American kikar dancing” with campers and staff enjoying classics like The Electric Slide and YMCA.  Then everyone enjoyed the carnival games, hay rides, bounce houses and great prizes. What would a carnival be without sno cones, cotton candy and popsicles? Campers got a taste of these favorites and corn on the cob and popcorn too.  Be sure to check out all the fun photos on CampMinder today! Happy Fourth of July!

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Zimriya 2016!

Posted on June 28, 2016

Awesome highlights of our 2016 Zimriya Music Festival!

Zimriyah Playlist:

Click the song title to see videos of the songs performed by the original artists.
Click here to read the lyrics.

Rishonim: U’Faratzta (Noam Katz)
Kochavim: Hinei Mah Tov (Ellen Allard)
Garinim: Noladti L’shalom (Uzi Chitman)
Solelim: Turn the world around/s’vov et ha’olam (Harry Belafonte, translated by Josh Warshawsky)
Shoafim: Medabrim al Shalom (Mooki)
Bogrim: Lo hakol min allah (EZ)
Machon/Tikvah: Inyan Shel Zman (Rami Kleinstein)
Nivonim: Ani yodeah shehakol yihyeh b’seder (Kafe Shahor Hazak)
Mishlachat: Mah Sheyihyeh Yihyeh (Hatikva 6)
Tzevet: Mahapecha Shel Simcha (Lior Marcus and Omer Adam)
International Staff: Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu/Heyo (Mosh Ben Ari/Dan Nichols)

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Posted on July 7, 2014

IMG_9232On Friday, we celebrated the birthday of the United States with a bang (not literally!)–our inaugural Fourth of July Carnival! The celebration started early as campers headed into t’fillot in their red, white and blue outfits and continued throughout the day. We gathered on the kikar for a picnic lunch as our shirah (songleading) staff led us in an American song sing-a-long, including favorites such as “American Pie,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and more. After lunch we headed over to the sports fields which had been transformed into a giant fairway, complete with games, treats, inflatables and other activities.

IMG_9214One of the most popular booths was the dunk tank. For a donation to tzedakah, campers and staff alike had the chance to douse some of our head staff. Many of our Roshei Aidah (division heads) lined up for the chance to get soaked for charity and we raised $360!

The carnival was unlike anything we’ve seen at camp before. Everyone in camp was busy doing some kind of fun activity. After playing games and winning tickets to the raffle, campers could relax with an ice cream cone as they rode a hayride around camp. For our dance lovers, our dancing staff was leading “American Kikar Dancing” in the middle of the carnival. On the porch of Moadon Tikvah, we had karaoke. Campers had their faces painted with American flags and had their nails done in red, white, and blue. We had a corn roast, snow cones, cotton candy–everything you’d expect at a carnival.

IMG_9268Of course, the most exciting part of the day was the raffle. Campers won tickets by playing games, and they could also buy extra tickets for a donation to tzedakah. Here’s a list of our winners:

Grand Prize: Movie and Ice Cream in Eagle River for the Cabin: Anna R., Shoafim, Cabin 25

1st Prizes:
Pe’ulat tzrif (Cabin Activity) in Kopin Staff Center: Josh G., Kochavim, Cabin 1A
Slumber Party in the Guest House for the Cabin: Talia D., Garinim, Cabin 20

2nd Prizes:
Motor Boat Ride and Picnic Lunch on the Island: Ethan F., Garinim, Cabin 2A
Breakfast in Bed for the Cabin: Nita B., Tikvah, Cabin 33

DSC_03633rd Prizes:
Chef for a Day: Ronen P., Machon, Cabin 11
Spot in the Hanhalah (Senior Leadership Team) Rikudiyah (Dance Festival) Dance: Lisa K., Bogrim, Cabin 27

4th Prizes:
University of Conover Jacket: Zakai R., Bogrim, Cabin 9
Ramah Wisconsin Baseball Jersey: Ethan F., Nivonim, Cabin 15, and Isaac L., Solelim, Cabin 4

Todah rabbah to the team of staff who created this amazing carnival! We had a great time and look forward to next year’s celebration!

Twin Cities Young Alumni and Family Picnic

Posted on May 16, 2014

Join us on June 22!

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Ramah Shabbat at Anshe Emet May 16-17

Posted on May 8, 2014

Experience the fun of a Ramah-style Shabbat! Click here for all the details.

Chicago Alumni Event May 29

Posted on April 24, 2014

Join us on May 29! Click here to register now.

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Kansas City Pool Party

Posted on April 17, 2014

Join us on June 8 in Kansas City!

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