This was my third time going to a Maharasthran hill station and the greenery, lakes, deep valleys, and clear air I hoped for upheld their allegiance to my expectations. The surroundings and hotel were such a great respite from Mumbai and served as a perfect setting for the camp.
|Bonfire and fun!|
While we played so many games and held contests that everyone got really into, we also had interactive educational activities surrounding questions related to Jewish values and identity. While preparing for the camp and implementing the sessions with the Szarvas group I learned so much about their Jewish identities, which are both similar to and different from my own. Each session touched on a different aspect of being Jewish- birth, practice, feeling and belief- and everyone gained new insights and questions to consider individually and as a community.
Throughout the camp we played Frisbee, swam, played bananagrams and taki, went paddleboating, drank strawberry smoothies, lost ourselves in a competitive scavenger hunt and played some ridiculously entertaining ice breakers. After a lot of hard work it feels great to say that the camp was a success!