BBYO Summer Blog
ILTC Roundup, July 4
By ILTC 2010 Bloggers on 07/04/2010 @ 03:10 PM
Happy July 4th! We're back after a restful Shabbat at a camp currently decked out in red, white, and blue. We're excited to start another week at Perlman, so here are today's stories! (PS: Check out our brand-new Twitter here!)
Studies Show Shabbat Is At Least 200 Times More Relaxing Than Not Shabbat
This week we celebrated our first Shabbat, allowing us to "pause" for a whole day to reflect on our first week and give ourselves some much needed rest. After a Friday night and Saturday day full of song, dance, and prayer, we ended the holiday with a community Havdallah service in the large quad. Teens, led by Song Bringers Eric Hunker and Zach Singer, were asked to step forward depending on songs they identified with before "Hey Jude" by the Beatles brought everyone together.
Dorm 7 celebrates OT victory over Dorm 9, briefly rekindling American interest in soccer
Despite a lot of talk, Dorm 7 couldn't back it up with the walk through the 50 minutes of regulation play at this Shabbat's soccer match. Late goals scored by Ori and Jory, who rhyme on purpose, kept the game at a 1-1 tie before Alex Metzman (Bulgaria, Dorm 7) was able to score the winning overtime goal for Dorm 7. Look out for him in the 2014 World Cup.
Whose ILTC is it Anyway?
On Saturday night, everyone took part in a drama-inspired improv activity. This was used not only as a fun way to get to know everyone, but also gave participants experience in thinking on the spot. As a leader in BBYO, you always need to be on your toes! The teens split up by dorms and were lead by Sam Levine, Steven Miller, Tierney Torchin, Matt Lopez, and staff. Games like Taxi, 4-in-1, and park bench gave everyone a good laugh.
By ILTC 2010 Bloggers on 07/02/2010 @ 04:10 PM
Welcome to the ILTC 2010 blog! This will be updated by the members of the Blog Creative Arts Group: Gabe Aptekar, Brian Blanco, Kristen Cabrera, Ian Donnelly, Raymond Eisenman, Robert Fertig, Abigail Koffler, Samantha Metz, Kat Salz, and their Madricha, Morgan Finkelstein. We hope you stick with us as we update you on the goings-on at Perlman in Lake Como!
Dorm Unity Now More Popular Than Being A Loner
At ILTC, the dorms are definitely becoming closer as the days go by.
Dorm 9 choses to stand up for different causes every day. Today: fraternal twins. Yesterday: the new Cleveland Cavaliers coach, Byron Scott.
Dorm 8 dressed in their best for breakfast as they acted as the day's Hagasha, or waiters.
Dorm 7 knows how to count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10... 23... 7!!
Dorm 5 is the dorm 5 tribe.
Dorm 4 serenaded the dining hall with their version of "Dynamite."
Dorm 3 wamts everyone to know that they are pretty, cool, and have spunk.
Dorm 2 kept it chill with "peace up, dos down!"
Dorm 1 had a FIESTA! ayayayi!
ILTC Participants Are Not Taking This Sitting Down
On July 1, ILTC participants were rarely seen sitting down. Instead they stood up, showing their support for a variety of causes ranging from Breast Cancer, HOmelessness, and the Environment. In addition to rotations with guests from nonprofits, mock regions and groups of friends chose causes for which to stand up. For example, 5 Alephs committed to raise $1000 for breast cancer during ILTC. The reward for success: the two coordinators, Josh and Mara, agreed to dye their hair pink.
Forget Toy Story, It's All About ILTC Stories
Jordan Hill, a professional storyteller, came to teach us the art of storytelling. He told us about the Ba'al Shem Tov and his ability to save children from werewolves. Twilight much? We did many storytelling exercises, such a speaking gibberish to learn how to buy into stories. Thus, we learned that gibberish is the key to leadership... or something like that.