By Emily Andes
Session I may be drawing to a close, but we are certainly not losing momentum here at Greene. In fact, I’d say we’re kicking it up a notch to fit in as much fun as possible before the campers go home! The past couple of days have been jam packed with bunk time, all-camp programs, and other special events.
2 nights ago the campers put their skills on display in the Yo! GFC Raps Talent Show. In between early 90′s dance moves and beats, campers showcased a variety of talents, everything from tumbling, to songwriting, to funny noises, and piano playing. As is tradition Kibbutz serenaded us all with a special song and we were also lucky enough to have several counselors share their musical talents.
Last night our Mischlachat (Israeli Staff Members) shared a little bit of their homeland with us during the Erev Yisrael program. The Mishlachat worked hard to create food and activities that would educate campers about what life is like in Israel. Campers showed their pride and support with face paint, flags, and special blue and white clothing. Highlights were definitely the homemade hummus (so yummy, I’m still thinking about it!) and the awesome shuk where you could do activities like dancing and hair braiding.
The party continued tonight with some more patriotism, this time for the USA! Happy 4th of July everyone! Though we couldn’t have fireworks this year (we’re under a burn ban), that didn’t slow down the celebration at all. The avodahs did a fantastic job of planning a fun evening for the rest of camp. The first event was a carnival that had all kinds of fun games to play and tasty treats like snow cones and root beer floats. Of course, it wouldn’t be 4th of July without a performance from the world famous GFC Garage Band. They played hits from the Beatles, oldies, and some new favorites. It was really cool this year to see the band expand and include counselors who had musical talents they wanted to share (my favorite addition was the violin). As the sunset the party moved to the tennis courts where we set up an outdoor movie. It was the perfect way to end a wild and crazy day.