Matthew Leightman and Bruce Margoshes here. It's been a crazy 18 days here at Camp Perlman. For many, it seemed as if ILTC was a continuation of CLTC last summer, but for others this was the first summer experience with BBYO.
Max Byer here. One of my favorite memories from ILTC 2013 was our epic Color War, and so as ILTC wraps up, I'd like to post a review of it here. When thinking of celebrating the 4th of July, one often envisions being decked out in red, white, and blue, eating apple pie, and watching fireworks as they color the sky. Well, here at Perlman, America's Independence Day is celebrated with something else - Color War!
One of the committees that some of the teens are involved in during ILTC works on building support for the ISF - International Service Fund. The International Service Fund affords Jewish teens from around the world the opportunity to have meaningful Jewish experiences like the ones offered by BBYO.
Matthew Leightman and Bruce Margoshes here again. One of the most meaningful experiences at ILTC is Shabbat. On Friday night the community decides as a group to "unplug" so we can celebrate the Sabbath together as a whole.
Tonight at CLTC we had a Texas Hoedown to get the teens excited for International Convention 2014 in Dallas, Texas! It was a night full of dancing, s’mores, and a hayride. Here’s what the teens have to say about tonight and their CLTC experience!
The first full day of ILTC 2013 is almost over, and so far it has been a great success! The teens spent the earlier portion of the day being introduced to camp activities and choosing electives, and the second portion of the day bringing in the Sabbath.
Mica Laber here. As a BBYO community, we are so lucky to have international people in our presence to learn from. One of our madrichot, Nitzan, hails from Israel and is staying in the awesome dorm 5. All of the BBGs and Alephs love having her around- she makes funny jokes and has the most beautiful singing voice.