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Going for the Gold

Thursday, 12 July, 2018

Going for the Gold

The highlight of this week was Olympics XIII, as campers represented the countries of Australia, Italy, Kenya and Spain. Morasha was transformed into a mini Olympic Village, with each country’s flags displayed, athletes proudly decked out in their country’s colors, and themed meals and decorations enhancing the dining room. From the opening torch ceremony at the Coliseum, to the final gold medal distribution, there was something for everyone. There were group activities in athletics and aquatics, as well as a bucket brigade, marathon, triathlon, and Stomp competition. Arm wresting, jump rope, subway surfer, home run derby, foosball and gymnastics were just some of the fun skills & strengths competitions. But the Olympics wasn’t only about fun and games. We also heard inspiring messages from renowned motivational speaker Jon Pritikin, as well as Rabbi Seth Mandell, whose son Koby was killed in a terrorist attack in Israel. At night, we enjoyed a half-time show outdoor Film Festival, choosing from three movies, “Wonder,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Remember the Titans,” with each focused on the relevant theme of resilience. After two days of competitive fun, led by their fearless ambassadors and coaches, Spain was declared the winner, with the most gold medals.

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