Solelim (entering 7th grade) is the third-youngest eidah here at camp. The Solelim summer is the first eight-week summer, and campers have the chance to try activities not offered in Garinim and Halutzim, like nagarut (woodworking). Girls and boys in the eidah may choose to play in the Solelim-Shoafim softball and basketball games as well. After they wowed the camp a few nights ago with their tremendous energy and volume at the Zimriyah, Solelim will have another opportunity to perform in front of the camp at the eidah musical (this year, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which will be presented on July 12). Every camper participates in the production of the musical, and it is an amazing time for the eidah to come together as a unified group.
Daniel Kanter (Rosh Solelim): Solelim is the first time that kids get to spend the full season in camp – it’s a great summer of friendship and bonding as an aidah. They come together for their first ever machazeh (musical) and everyone contributes – singing, dancing, costumes, tech staff, making scenery, etc. Never having been in Solelim before, this is a completely new experience for me, and I’m really enjoying it. The girls in this eidah have a lot of energy, the guys have a lot of spunkiness, and together they make an incredible eidah of epic proportions. I love their spirit!
Jake R. (Senior Counselor, Solelim): Being a counselor has been a really wonderful opportunity, as I am working with kids who are making the transition from being at camp for 4 weeks to being here for 8 weeks. As counselors we are essentially in charge of making that transition as seamless as possible. It’s a big responsibility, and it’s been a great experience.
Natalie S. (Senior Counselor, Solelim): This is my second year with Solelim, and I always continue to learn new things about this age. I really love working with the kids, and it’s been an amazing experience!
Libby M. (Solelim): Solelim is a chance to get to bond with everyone from our eidah a lot better and have more time to be together and get even closer. We are here longer than past summers and even if we sometimes get homesick there is a lot more time to make friends and have close relationships that you will have for the rest of your life.