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Treasured Kallah Traditions

by Sara Splansky, Kallah Rosh Eidah (Unit Head)

What’s so exciting about Kallah is that no two days are ever the same. Whether it’s a pool party, a game of Capture the Nish-Noosh (snack), or going to Etgar, a surprise is always just around the corner in Kallah Gimmel.

Last week, campers woke up to Yom Lumberjack (Lumberjack Day), a treasured Kallah Gimmel tradition. After decking ourselves out in flannel, denim, and overalls, we headed outside to start our morning–but it wasn’t just any morning: it was a s’morning! Campers gathered around the campfire and ate s’mores and cereal for breakfast.
This fueled the chanichim (campers) through an awesome morning of swimming and limud (Jewish learning), all the way to lunch time. Campers discovered that we were once again eating outside for a slip-n-s’lunch! Kallah enjoyed lunch on Bayit Hill and then flew down our giant slip-n-slide. Getting covered in mud and soap has never been so much fun (and, of course, was immediately followed by showers)!
Yom Lumberjack was a huge success. The only question is, what surprises will await us in the final days of Kallah Gimmel?
Sara Splansky, our Kallah Rosh Eidah, is celebrating her 15th summer at OSRUI, and her 6th on staff. When not at camp, she works as a full-time nanny, and in her spare time, she loves to travel to new places, find the greatest restaurants, and read books.