Friday Morning: Hardly disturbed by the previous day’s adventure, Campers jumped right back into the camp schedule. Regular learning classes took place, followed by lunch and then a Kinus lead by the Learning Directors. Throughout the week, campers were awarded raffle tickets for good behavior, and during the Kinus, the winners of the raffle were announced. The learning Directors also announced the Talmid Hashavuah for each Kevutzah. After the Kinus, the campers went to activities.
An hour before Shabbos, regular learning classes were held featuring the continuation of a special program in which the campers learn the Sichos explaining the Niggunim that the Rebbe Taught. Friday’s portion of the program focused on Tzomo Lecho…Ech Ti. After classes, Camp Davened Minchah, Kabolas Shabbos, and Maariv.
Seudos Shabbos by night followed the directive of our holy Torah “Maalin B’kodesh”, with even more energy and excitement than last Shabbos. Special stories were told and Niggunim sung in honor of the Yom HaGeulah Yud-Beis Tammuz.
Shabbos morning after Shacharis, Gan Yisroel began Seudas Shabbos and were joined by Rabbi Avraham Shemtov in honor of Yud-Beis Tammuz. Rabbi Shemtov spoke about the Rebbe’s visits to Gan Yisroel.
Shabbos afternoon’s Mishnayos Baal Peh was intensified by a special arrangement involving pizza. Any camper who learned enough to earn over one Red (that’s a lot) was awarded a slice of Pizza after Shabbos.
After Mishnayos Baal Peh, campers were gathered in the Shul for Seder Niggunim, followed by Minchah. Shabbos concluded with Seudas Shlishis featuring Niggunim, tuna, and the beloved Shmayunkee. Shabbos competition winners were bunks 3, 16, and 19.