Summer Sizzles with JCamps

Summer Sizzles with JCamps

Photo Credit: Dave Hawks

By Robyn Burch

Only halfway through the summer, JCamps campers played crazy fun games, went on fancy field trips and best of all, celebrated Israel Day.

On character day, all the campers wore shirts and costumes to show off their favorite characters. Giborim took a field trip to Emerald Tavern, and Chamudim had birthday celebrations every day.

Maccabi and Jr. Maccabi Campers played really hard and had an amazing time while working to earn recognition for our sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance and integrity.

Performing arts campers rocked and rolled to the sounds of golden oldies in JCamps Rock Band Revolution camp.

Camps Color War wrapped up Session C with much energy and ruach. The Blue and White team squared off in a heated competition. Each team created a team talit, cheer, anthem and participated in a ton of fun relay races. Sportsmanship and teamwork took center stage.

If you have not joined JCamps yet this summer you can still register for Session E in August. JCamps offers many exciting S.T.E.A.M. and sports camps.

Options include: robots drone camps (for third through eighth graders), Young Rembrandts, Lego robotics, Mad Science, UTubers Unite!, comic book creation, performing arts camp, Soccer Shots, Kim’s Gym and Rec-Quest. ■

For more information, visit shalomaustin.org/camps.

 

JCampers Celebrate with Tzofim Caravan and Israel Day
By Robyn Burch

Israel Day was one of the summer's highlights for campers. The entire day was filled with stations where campers experienced authentic Israeli culture, including a chance to eat homemade pita bread and experience Shoko B'Sakit, chocolate milk in a bag.

At an Israel Defense Forces station, campers camouflaged themselves, then solved cryptography and played tug-of-war. They created Israeli flags from toilet paper rolls, then filled it with beans to make a shaker. Campers played  Israeli birthday games with  Zohar and Hadas, like finding candy in a plate of flour.

Best of all, the Tzofim Israel Scouts joined JCamps.  They had their own stations with campers, then performed their Friendship Caravan show. They sang and danced with the campers, and taught them more about the history of Israel. ■

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