Greetings from CLTC 7
Posted on 07/27/2011 @ 02:53 PM
Greetings from Beber Camp! My name is Emily McCready, and I am proud to serve as the BBG Coordinator for CLTC 7, 2011. Together with my AZA co, Josh Meliker, I have had the pleasure of beginning to get to know each of our incredibly enthusiastic participants.
Today, we were lucky to see teens from all over the country arrive at the airport with huge smiles and open minds. Participants took advantage of the opportunity to begin making friends through games of UNO, arranging plans for lunch, and of course, realizing connections through many questions of Jewish geography.
After a few hours of airport and bus relaxation time, we finally set out on a short bus ride to Beber camp. Teens found their rooms, met their roommates, and began to settle in. Tours and orientations helped the participants begin to find their way and set the standard for this session.
Teens then experienced their first leadership session, a lesson on starting a new chapter. Sessions were orchestrated by our leadership staff (predominately regional or council directors) and participants were broken into their “mock chapters” for the first time.
We ended the night with a song lyric competition and a group friendship circle, where we were overjoyed to see connections forming between the teens. Can’t wait to see what our first full day will bring!