Hey Camp George!
Barak staff members Josh Nezon and Matthew Dicker organized an awesome evening program: Egg Drop! Not only is this a fun program on its own, but in this case it was made even more special, because Barak and Lehavot participated together! The idea stemmed from the Big Sister Little Sister program and as an observer, I can tell you that this idea was in full form during the program. In addition to working with Lehavot, some of our Barak cabins were also partnered with campers from Camp Kadimah (a Jewish day camp in Hamilton, ON). It was great to see all of our campers take initiative in showing the Kadimah campers the ropes and making them feel welcome at camp.
- Proud of our Lehavot, Barak and Kadimah campers!
On why they partnered Lehavot and Barak together for this program…
Josh Nezon – Barak Songleader: “We wanted to create a fun program that was engaging for all the participants and that teamed up our younger and older campers.”
Matthew Dicker – Head of Ski: “I have always loved the Egg Drop program and so I wanted to find a way to reinvent it. By adding new challenges and getting the younger and older campers to work together, I think we achieved a new and improved Egg Drop program!”
BA and Kadimah, BC and L3, BD and L2, BE and L1, BF and Kadimah, and BG and L4. (Note: BB was on a canoe trip!)
The goal of the program
To create a program that would be fun for all ages, and for each group to partake in challenges to earn supplies to build a casing for the egg so that it will survive being dropped from the High Ropes platform!
A look at the program
After being split into their teams, campers had to work together to complete different challenges in order to gain supplies to protect their egg. The supplies the teams were working to collect included: cardboard, tape, toilet paper, tin foil and string.
The activities to complete were:
- Building a human pyramid
- Leap frog
- Wheel barrow racing
- Singing the alphabet backwards (in Hebrew as an added bonus!)
- Doing a sing song (I overheard several choruses of the “Ayeka? Hineini” song)
- And doing impersonations of camp staff
After completing each activity and receiving their supplies, the teams worked together to strategize on how to best use the materials to protect their egg. Some groups opted to wrap the toilet paper around the egg, and then the foil and one of the groups even used the tinfoil to make wings – how creative!
And the winner is…
Congrats to BA and Kadimah, BC and L3, and BE and L2 whose eggs ALL survived! The overall winner of the event however, was BA and Kadimah – for having the most elegant descent, and the egg that travelled farthest and survived!
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