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, campers’ parents and our bunk counselors.
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 Clementon Park and Splash World, where the LITs enjoyed riding the roller coasters, floating in the lazy river and hanging out at 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 have a scavenger hunt at the Zoo and the first-ever LIT Late Stay, and we will be learning about teamwork. We can’t wait!
Shabbat Shalom – have a great weekend!
Barrie Glasberg Mittica
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