The sun beats down on me and I can feel sweat dripping from every pore in my body; it is hot! It doesn’t bother me at all, because all I can think about is what I am going to do at camp. I am exuberant because at camp I get to be with my friends, do extremely fun activities, and learn a lot more about being Jewish. Finally the bus gets to camp and all my friends rush off of it to greet me. We are all ready for a one of a kind summer.
My absolute favorite part about camp is being able to make new friends. During my first and second years of going to Camp Ramah Darom I made lots of new friends. Now, I get to see them every summer and I get to make a lot of memories with them. I love getting to hang out with them, and Ramah makes it easy to bond with them because it is so big and has lots of things to do. My friends are my number one supporters and they always have my back. Just like I am their number one supporters and I always have their backs. My friends are truly amazing!
In addition to being able to hang out with my outstanding friends, I get to do a variety of sports and activities every day. Ramah Darom has so many delightful activities that definitely keep you busy. My favorite activity is Tipuz (climbing) and my favorite sport is volleyball. In Tipuz we get to climb three things. One of the things that we get to climb is the Tower. The Tower has four different obstacles to climb, and the hardest one is Jacob’s Ladder. Jacob’s Ladder has five ladder rungs that are set three feet apart; but as you ascend higher the rungs spread farther apart. I only made it to the third rung, because I was to short to complete it. Next time I will try to go to at least the fourth rung. Another thing that you can climb is the Wall. The Wall has six different routes that you can take. The hardest route is the route that slants inward and then back upward until you reach the top. Even though I did not get to try it, I have seen many people do it. Only one of them made to the top! The last thing to do at Tipuz isn’t really an something to climb. It is called the Swing; on the swing the people on the ground work together to hoist you up in the air on a wire. Once you are in the air you have to release a clip, and then you will go soaring through the air. You can do flips on it, sing on it, bounce up and down on it and a lot more.
Lastly, at camp you learn a lot about being Jewish. Some people think that they are boring, but I think that they are extremely important. At camp we do Tefillah (prayers) every morning before breakfast. Every Friday night we do Tefillah before dinner to welcome in Shabbat (the Sabbath), and every Saturday night we do Havdallah to say goodbye to Shabbat. We also have two lessons a day on being Jewish. One of the lessons is called Yahadoot; in Yahadoot we learn about Jewish history. We also learn about the Ramahs. We learned that Ramah Darom was created in 1999 and that Ramah Darom is the youngest Ramah. The oldest is Ramah Connecticut which was created in 1953. The other lesson is called Ivrit (Hebrew class); in Ivrit we learn Hebrew by playing games and cooking. They are really fun and quite interesting.
In conclusion, Camp Ramah Darom is really great. At Ramah you get to play veritably fun games and even learn a thing or two. Camp is so much fun, and I think everyone should get to experience it. You get to be with your friends, get to do pleasurable activities, and learn more about being Jewish. What more can you ask for?
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What you just read is my Opinion Essay on Camp Ramah Darom. I love this essay and it is one of my personal favorites. There are a few punctuation errors but all of the writing is a-o-k. I would fix the punctuation error and then I would be extremely proud of this essay. I might even send it to the director of Camp Ramah Darom!