Sliding back into my previous role at camp as part of the Tochnit (Programming) Team, I look forward to seeing the chanichim (campers) have a well-balanced diet of activities and fun. Skill-building and learning fill up the morning as campers have the opportunity to:
1) swim at the Agam (waterfront) for swim instruction;
2) sit or meander through kitah (their daily Jewish instruction/exploration); and
3) choose a chug (elective) to try something new or develop more proficiency in an activity they already love.
For this week’s Eshkolit, let’s talk about the Agam, definitely a hot spot at camp, or shall I say, a cool break from the New Hampshire summer heat. Outfitted with lots of opportunities to learn through participation, chanichim work on their strokes, treading, first aid skills, and understanding of water safety. Those who are more apprehensive about stepping into the Agam waters, are encouraged by patient and expert individuals. Novice and experienced swimmers improve daily and earn their Red Cross swim levels as they rise through the ranks of the different aydot each summer! All play games with their swim instructors, are rewarded with a jump on the Aquakef, and develop more confidence in the refreshing waters.
Maalot 2022: If your child will be in Maalot in 2022 and loves the water, register your child for the Lifeguarding class we offer, that begins to prepare them to be our next generation of Agam instructors.
Na’aleh 2022: If your child is going on Na’aleh this coming summer and chose not to participate in Lifeguarding in 2021, they can still take a lifeguarding course in the off-season, to help prepare them for their return to camp if they anticipate wanting to return on Tzevet Agam. You can reach out to Rosh Agam, Estelle if you are interested in more information.
The next two Tochnit updates in Eshkolit will provide more info on what goes into the other morning peulot (activities): kitah and chug. Until then…l’hitra’ot!