It’s hard to believe 6 weeks of In the City Camp are already behind us – the summer is flying by! But what a summer it has been so far. Here’s an update on all the fun we’ve been having.
340 campers and counting!
That’s right, 340 campers are making new friends, trying new activities, and expanding their connection to Judaism with us this summer. That’s more than triple the number of kids who attended camp last year! We are thrilled about the way the Atlanta community has embraced In the City Camp and continue to work hard to make the summer fun and meaningful for our campers.
You name it, we’ve done it! We tubed down the Chattahoochee, harvested vegetables, played soccer, swam in the pool, painted hamsa mosaics, and danced in the rain. We baked hamentashen, collected shoes for donation, climbed a rock wall, made Coke bottles explode, applied theatre makeup to friends, and learned how to take great photos. In preparation for becoming future overnight campers, our tween campers and older kid campers participated in overnights.
In the next two weeks we are going to experience Color War, go geocaching, learn awesome group dances, splash around on a creek hike, play baseball, go on a behind-the-scenes tour with the Atlanta Hawks, and play in the fountains at Centennial Park.
Connection to Judaism
From singing the Birchat after lunch, to baking challah every Friday, to learning about Israel straight from our Israeli staff, we’ve made a positive Jewish impression on more than 300 future Jewish leaders – many of whom had not been exposed to Judaism before this summer. Some campers went home humming a few Hebrew songs they learned. Others made Jewish friendships they will maintain during the year. A few even found new babysitters in their Jewish counselors. Many heard about Israel for the first time. We consider all of these successes.
But don’t take our word for it…
Here’s to a great last 2 weeks!