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Color Wars and Shabbat

Posted on 07/07/2013 @ 09:00 AM

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This past Wednesday our teens were pleasantly surprised to find out that ILTC was holding its annual Maccabiah (Color War)! We previously told the teens that we will not be holding the famed MAccabiah this year, so when the news came out, they were ecstatic!

Teens were split into 6 teams: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple.

The 6 teams were assigned home bases, and immediately got to work coming up with spirited cheers and strategy. The first competition was a scavenger hunt for the camp staff - purple got off to an early lead.

Thursday morning, everyone assembled bright and early and the sports competitions began. Vicious matches of handball, basketball, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and gaga ball were all played out with the competition proving to be even tighter than expected.

In the afternoon, the Maccabiah changed gears as various competitions were held in the camp pool, followed by an entertaining rope-burning match (the teams had to build fires large enough to burn through 3 layers of rope).

As the night approached, the competition morphed once again as the teams competed in capture the flag. After a break for a 4th of July barbeque and a dazzling display of fireworks above the camp lake, the teams capped off the Maccabiah by showing off their creative posters and songs.

The purple team proved triumphant, but all teams had a strong showing, with effort to be proud of.

Friday after the Maccabiah, camp went back to a normal schedule before bringing in the Sabbath. The Sabbath served as a wonderful day of rest and reflection. We had services, a wide variety of "Shabbat Electives", and plenty of chofesh (free time).


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