Bissel (bisl) – Noun: A little bit.
E.g. “I only speak a bissel of Yiddish.”
Now that we’ve finished our Yiddish lesson for the day, we are excited to tell you about a new overnight program at Camp Solomon Schechter — A Bissel of Schechter! A Bissel of Schechter is a two-day, one-night Shabbaton, for current 1st-4th graders. Prospective and returning campers are invited to come down to camp to meet our amazing camp staff, play gaga, create art projects, sample a variety of sports activities, braid challah, celebrate Shabbat, eat in our new dining hall, sleep in our comfortable cabins, and sing and dance the night away! A Bissel of Schechter packs the magic of camp into two days!
The program will begin as campers board buses with our staff members and travel down to camp on Friday afternoon. Campers will meet the counselors, take a tour of camp, make new friends, and play lots of games. We’ll enjoy bringing in Shabbat together with singing and a delicious meal of Schechter’s famous matzah ball soup, fresh challah, chicken, rice, veggies, and a vegetarian option as well. Saturday will be packed with fun camp programs like a nature hike, boating, scavenger hunt, games, and sports.
We invite A Bissel of Schechter families to join us Saturday late afternoon for a family program, dinner, and a moving Havdalah service before we say goodbye! Parents will need to pick their campers up, as transportation will only be offered to camp.
Registration: If you have a child who has attended a Camp Solomon Schechter summer program before, you will log into your same CampInTouch account (if you forgot your password, there will be an option to reset it). Select “A Bissel of Schechter” as the session, and continue with the application. Questions? Give us a call at 206-447-1967.
Cost: $200 per participant, which covers transportation from the Bellevue/Seattle area or Portland area to camp and all meals and programs throughout the weekend, plus A Bissel of Schechter T-shirt! To discuss transportation options from other areas, please contact Michaela Covner, Camp Registrar at 206-447-1967 or by email.
This year A Bissel of Schechter will take place on March 27-29, 2020. See you there!