Shabbat Reflections

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By Max Weinberg, Senior Assistant Director 

Laughs…cheers…smiles…singing…dancing…friendships rekindling…new bonds forming…pure joy.  These are some of the many sounds and sights that we’ve seen here at Camp Kalsman in this first week of the summer.

On Opening Day, I was lucky enough to interact with so many excited campers arriving to camp.  They came from all over the country; some drove just an hour and some arrived by plane.  Many of our campers got out of school just two days before!  They could not spend any more time at home as they were waiting for their time at camp to begin.

Summer comes at a time in the year when kids are itching for it.  They’ve spent a long year in the classroom, and they are ready to run free.  For all of our campers this summer, they will have the opportunity to grow as individuals, to build life-long friendships and to try new things.  They’ll get to meet campers and staff members who come from a variety of backgrounds, and these experiences will shape the rest of their lives.

As we head into Shabbat, we have the chance to pause for a moment of reflection.  I often think about how lucky I am to be able to be here, in this moment and in this space, to help create an incredible experience.  I can’t wait for each and every camper to drive through the gates and begin their own journey.

Shabbat Shalom!