Last week was the first island swim of the summer! About a quarter of a mile in length, the campers began at the island and swam back to our waterfront.  For this first round, we had 35 campers in Shoafim (entering 8th grade) and older sign up. For future island swims we’ll also open it up to the younger eidot (grades).

The tzevet agam (waterfront staff) goes through a special orientation training to prepare for these events. They stay right alongside the campers in kayaks and motorboats to support and assist them if needed.

Just about every week, weather pending, there is some kind of camp-wide event at the agam (lakefront), whether it be an island swim, boating around the island, or polar bear swim, which happens first thing in the morning before tefillot (morning prayers).