Monday, August 8, 2011

Videos from camp

It's a challenging task to take, edit and upload video during camp, but we wanted to share them with you even if camp is already over. We hope you're still watching the blog.

We told you several times about the Shabbat experience in our blog entries, via stories and pictures, and here is a beautiful short video to share how Shabbat is celebrated at Camp.




Yom Gilboa

For Those who visited the camp during visitors day - Yom Gilboa - it will be unforgettable, and a chance to see this again. For those who did not, it will be a chance to see this for the first time. Here are our chanichim performing at Yom Gilboa, one group at a time, and then the entire Camp performing two songs together.
















... And did you know that Habonim Dror song 'Od Lo Gamarnu' was originally invented at Gilboa? well, here are the Summer 2011 Camp Gilboa Chanichim and Tzevet singing it





This last video was posted earlier on Facebook. It was prepared by our Camp Gilboa Summer 2011 tzevert, and it speaks for itself... We really should have posted it much much earlier, but the importance of the message is still true. Please take it to heart!






If you want to see these videos, you can go to http://youtube.com/campgilboa






Friday, August 5, 2011

Farewell Kayitz 2011


Dear Families and Chanichim,

Three days ago, with many prolonged hugs and sad sad songs, we bade farewell to our Kayitz 2011 chanichim. The streaming tears testified to the deeply meaningful experiences the chanichim and madrichim created for themselves this summer. We spent five weeks building a loving kehila (community) together. It was hard to say goodbye.

To recap the final days of machane: We had challenging and fun tiyulim (hikes) followed by a kupa trip into Big Bear to see Harry Potter and eat ice cream. After that was our final Shabbat of the summer, with Musical and Medurah acts reaching new heights of greatness. As always, we ended with a bang on final Messiba (party). Ruach remained high until the last chanich stepped onto the bus.

Many thanks to all the chanichim, madrichim and families that made this summer happen. As the first summer at our new site, it really was a glorious chapter in Gilboa history. Congrats to the Bogrim for completing their time as chanichim and to the madatzim who will be Gilboa leaders in the future.

Of course, there are ways to extend our summer into the year. Go to the kenim and seminars to keep Gilboa in your life all year round!

Fall Seminar is on the way... scheduled to take take place in Los Angeles on October 21 - October 23. Check out our website for more details.

And Winter Camp is scheduled for December 20 - 25. Registration and details on the website.


Aleh V’Hagshem
Mazkirut Machane Gilboa

Monday, August 1, 2011

Musical & Wish Night

Our last shabbat musicale everyone had a great time.


















Our Bogrim:



Night before last at camp, we had our traditional "Wish Night", where
chanichim are granted what they wished for. Here's Asher, who will never
lose or forget a flashlight again.



Shira will be taller.



Mikey about to bathe in coca cola.



A dog for Oliver and Galia.



A book written for Josh, about Josh.



... And the story ends with a pie in the face.



Mayo and relish bath for Sarina.




Rowing contest for Liam and Dana.



A visit and special performance of Bob Dylan.