Hello SLC Families!
Welcome to the Summer of 2014! It feels wonderful to write the first Camp Corner of the summer! There is something incredibly wonderful about sitting at my desk at the end of the day and share with you some of the wonderful things that happened at camp.
The Camp Corner is an update we will write with the goal of providing you with a window into all things SLC. We want to update you on exciting programs that we are doing, and this blog will give context to the pictures that we post every day and insight into why we do the things we do. Communication is one of the keys to a successful summer!
Today was a beautiful day in the 10516, with clear blue skies and not a cloud to be seen. It has been hot and humid recently, but today was PERFECT! Maybe it was because the kids were coming! The entire staff woke up with a spring in their step and completely pumped for the campers to arrive. Our kids came by bus, plane, and automobile. They came from Florida, California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and more! Regardless of their home base or travel method, it was a very smooth and exciting day, and all of our campers arrived safely.
They were greeted by 200 plus enthusiastic, excited, and wonderful staff from all over the world. We have chosen the best staff to care for your children! Our staff are of the highest quality and in addition to their rigorous selection process, our staff have been training for over a week in preparation for camper arrival day . Our staff week was incredible, and it was great to see everyone welcome our campers and immediately begin to make them feel at home.
Once the campers arrived, they met their staff, had a delicious pizza lunch, and started to get to know each other. It is important to start bonding from the very first minute and our staff are experts at breaking the ice and creating the foundation for a strong bunk dynamic.
This arrival day was special as it led right into Shabbat. Our campers experienced Shabbat SLC style, complete with white shirts, Shabbat traditions in the dining room (including grape juice and challah), and services at the Eddie Cantor Theater. There is something magical about seeing that sea of white… I can’t wait for services tomorrow morning!
I am beyond excited for an incredible summer and please know that we are always available to speak to you at any time. If you have any questions or you just want to chat about your child’s experience, please call our office (845 265 3616) or email me or any of the Unit Supervisors that work with your kids.