Day in the Life
Curious what your camper does while at camp? Now you have the answers.
7:45 a.m. (Wishful thinking?): Wake up.
7:50: Shower. (They do that, right. Right?!)
8:15: Eat breakfast consisting of Grape-Nuts, lowfat yogurt and fruit. Maybe some broccoli for good measure.
8:30: Leave for bus or Beth El.
8:45-9:15: Arrive at Beth El.
9:15-9:30: Greeted by counselors; play games in respective meeting area; sing and laugh.
9:30: Load buses to go to respective park. Counselors song lead on the bus.
9:45ish: Arrive at park.
9:50: Kumsitz (skits performed by counselors for the campers. Think of it as our version of a Broadway Musical, without the music).
10:05: Activities begin, ranging from arts and crafts to drama games to sports activities.
11:00ish: Lunch (differs by day, by program, but ALWAYS includes Fuzzy Milk).
11:30: Lunch finishes. More activities ensue. (Some programs will head to the pool at this time. At the pool they swim. But you probably knew that…).
Sometime in the afternoon: E-Schoen, the infamous songleader, will come share some tunes with both the staff and kids. There are hand motions.
2:15: Snircle. Snircle is a the combination of snack and friendship circle. Cheez-Its, Goldfish and Wheat Thins are popular choices.
2:30: Load the buses and head back to Beth El.
2:45: Arrive at Beth El. Go to afternoon destinations.
3:30-3:50: Arrive at afternoon destinations. Tell parents that they, “Didn’t do much today,” despite having an awesomely-fun day.
4:00: Go to sleep because they are exhausted. Dream about kumsitz, theme days and ruach.
*Times in red are things that happen at home, not at camp. And they’re jokes. But you already knew that!