Dear Aleph, Oded, and Staff Parents,
Ahh, its Friday and Shabbat is coming! Almost all of the Odedim are at camp, and the Aleph campers arrive on Sunday! Staff week has gone very well; our staff has been well trained to keep our campers safe and happy and to be fantastic Jewish educators. We've run sessions on First Aid and CPR (certified by the American Red Cross), camper care, challenge course, the waterfront and Peulat Sababa (our new Jewish education initiative). We have also spent a lot of time planning all the camper activities. In addition, the Anti-Defamation League and BBYO gave a great seminar on bullying, our number one focus this summer. This week the staff had fun, too. -- They went bowling, went on a camp out, had a luau and had some great bonding time.
I also wanted to take a moment and remind you of a few important details:
For first-time campers (or any campers), please send mail before they even leave for Camp, so mail is there waiting for them on the first day. Write letters focusing on the positive, not focusing on how much everyone misses them. It is not appropriate to break bad news to your child through mail while at Camp. When writing to your child, please include their full name and cabin number. Please remember to send your child with plenty of stamps and postcards or envelopes.
We can't wait to see the campers at Camp, and start another wonderful Camp Solomon Schechter summer!!