Our 52nd (!) Pozez JCC Camp Achva season has come to an end. The past eight weeks have been a fantastic summer experience for Campers and staff alike as we were immersed in nature, explored new passions, created new memories, and made new friends!
Of course, our campers loved every second, minute, and hour of the days spent at Camp… who doesn’t love all the fun camp activities and playing outdoors in the summer with friends? For this blog, we’ll feature our five favorite camp memories from the summer of 2021:
1. Mifkad (morning ceremony)
What better way to kick off camp days than with a morning mifkad filled with ruach (spirit) and laughter? Campers and counselors got their energy flowing with dancing, singing, and learning a new Hebrew word each day.
2. Crazy Hair Day
This is a day each camp season when campers truly “let their hair down” and go crazy with creativity! Camp Achva campers and counselors went all out from having colorful hair and unique styling to putting their own wild twist on having crazy hair.
3. Color War
One of the most memorable activities of summer camp is a Color War. For a week, campers and staff members get decked out in their team colors and compete against other color-themed teams to earn bragging rights as being the overall winning team! Activities like tug-of-war and relay races provided valuable lessons in diversity, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
4. The Beautiful Campus
With more than 28 acres on the campus of Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax, this summer’s campers and staff truly got an outdoor summer camp experience with huge playing fields, nature trails, climbing structures on the playground, and shaded tents to provide relief from the sun. Too hot? Too rainy? We headed inside to continue our camp fun with activities like arts & crafts, games, and more!
5. Camp Songs
There’s no better camp activities for making lasting memories than singing camp songs and making up group cheers. Whether on stage, around a campfire, or during our shabbat send off, camp songs played a big part of this summer’s theme “To Fun. To Friends. To Camp. L’Chayim (To Life!)”
Check out our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see how much fun was had at Pozez JCC’s Camp Achva summer of 2021!
Watch for information in the coming months about summer camp 2022!