Dear Parents & Friends,
Over the past six weeks of this summer, I have shared the various elements of overnight camp of which I am most passionate. For this seventh and final week, I’m sharing what is perhaps the most obvious — but has increasingly become one of the most important aspects of this experience: Unplugging campers of all devices so that they can fully immerse themselves in — and connect with — their environment.
As a parent myself, I don’t believe I need to elaborate on this. It’s a daily struggle in my own household to balance the strong desire to have my children off devices while using them as a crutch as Rachel and I need to simply ‘get stuff done.’ I recognize that this only gets exponentially more complicated as children grow older and are exposed to unintended media and content. This is a massive issue that we, as a community, need to address. But, for this short moment, I feel fortunate to spend seven weeks in a camp where children are fully removed from electronic devices and are able to fully immerse themselves in the magic of summer camp. It’s the biggest blessing for our kids.
Camp tradition is to not have the typical PreShabbat video for our last Shabbat in anticipation of Tuesday evening’s closing video. In its place, we’ve created a short ‘trailer’ for the Final Night video, which can be viewed by clicking here or below. I look forward to sharing one final weekly message through a post-summer e-mail and video on Friday, August 26th. Until then, here’s to an amazing final four days of Morasha 2022!
Director, Camp Morasha