Airy Director’s Blog – August 6, 2021
I know I know, there’s three people in the picture, but “1,2,3,4” is a song by the Plain White T’s … so there’s that connection in today’s blog. Shabbat Shalom!
Sometimes I think that the best job in all of camp is that of the photographer. Not only would you get like a zillion steps for your Fitbit challenges, but you would have a front row seat to so many of camp’s special moments. When campers sit side by side, or with arms around each other, during a Shabbat at Airy, they are recreating a scene that is as old as camp itself. Certainly the picture is chock-full of cuteness, but what also occurs to me is that these campers may one day be counselors for three other campers at a future Airy Shabbat.
Our weekly value is “respect.” All week long, campers and staff will look for opportunities to show respect themselves, and recognize respect in others. Nominations in our “Who’s your mensch?” box will cite examples of respect through both actions and words. Those individuals will be recognized next week at a camp-wide line-up.
Getting back to the campers in the photo … there is meaning in following a path that previous camp generations have blazed. The lessons learned along the way, both intentional and by happenstance, cultivate growth. As camp leaders, we challenge ourselves to facilitate pesonal development. Can we help every camper, by the time he heads home at the end of a session, to be a better person, friend or leader? Will he have more confidence, more independence, and a new skill?
Be sure to check out the pictures from tonight’s Shabbat to get a full feel of our night.
So long until the next blog,
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