This summer, the Chotrim went through an interesting process together. They were able to learn and grow together through different peulot (experiential group activities).
We started off by talking about the idea and importance of kvutza (age group within which the individuals grow and learn together, and support each other) and connected that to the idea of safe space and respect. The Chotrim were able to take ownership of their kvutza, as they deliberated and decided together how to spend their collective kupa money. They chose to go to Big Bear and eat pizza and ice cream before seeing the new movie Ant Man. It was a day of fun and kvutza bonding.
Chotrim were also able to become a stronger kvutsa on tiyul (hike), where they had to work hard and support each other in order to finish. We hiked to Castle Rock and spent time climbing the rocks and then hiked down to Boulder Cay where they got to relax and swim before hiking back up to camp.
Overall, it was an amazing session and the Chotrim were able to learn to overcome their differences to become a strong kvutza.
- Jack and Ravenna (Chotrim Madrichim)