JCC Camps at Medford
When you're a kid, every summer matters.

Gesher – LIT – Week 1

We’re having a great week in Gesher LITs!
Our LITs have jumped right into the fun with their bunks, specialties and pools, and are feeling right at home.
Each week, our LITs will focus on a new skill, and this week we focused on the importance of first impressions, giving and receiving. At orientation, we discussed and role played how to give a great first impression to our campers, bunk counselors, and participated in a program about not making quick first impressions about others before getting to know them. 
This week, we also held our first two sessions of the Gesher Philanthropy Initiative (GPI). GPI is our program in which the LITs have come together to form a teen philanthropy foundation. In GPI, the LITs will learn about giving through a Jewish lens, identify what causes mean something to them and give a $3,000 grant to a charitable organization in South Jersey. In GPI-1 and -2, the LITs bonded as a community as well as learned about giving from Maimondes and needs from Dr. Maslow. The LITs worked hard ranking tzedakah and human needs and impressed all of us with their deep thinking.   
On Wednesday, we had an awesome trip to Camelbeach Waterpark!  The LITs enjoyed their day away from camp relaxing on the lazy river, going down waterslides and hanging out by the wave pool. 

On Thursday, we reflected on our first week as LITs, what we have learned and the new friendships we have made.
New week we will be going to the Phillies game and we will be learning about teamwork. We are very excited to be going to Ropes on Tuesday.  We can’t wait! 
Shabbat Shalom – have a great Fourth of July!
Barrie Glasberg Mittica
Gesher Director
609 654-5192 x109