On Sunday and Monday we opened our gates to welcome our friends and family into our summer home. The cars started lining up well before our 2 pm opening, full of excited guests. Before we knew it, hundreds of families were reuniting on the basketball and tennis courts. What a joyous sight to see so many smiling and hugging families. Campers didn't waste any time before they started showing their loved ones around camp. It might have been one of the hottest days of the summer, but that didn't stop anyone from having a good time.
Visitors were treated to many highlights of our camp–from an opening concert by our songleaders and music staff, to a sailing show, to kikar dancing, to a performance of the Nivonim English play, and so much more. Visitors had a chance to meet and chat with staff, to tour artwork created by campers, to learn with the Hebrew and Judaica teachers, and to watch our sports staff in action. Mostly, however, everyone spent the two days just hanging out. Picnic blankets, camp chairs, and umbrellas were set up across the Kikar, making a patchwork quilt of families.