The Tzeirei HaShluchim West Coast Winter Boys Camp, in partnership with Merkos 302’s MyShliach, has concluded an amazing eight fun-packed days of chayus, chassidishkeit and excitement.
120 Young Shluchim from across the globe have come together for eight days of fun and friendship in a chassidishe atmosphere. Most of these children live out of established Jewish communities and this unique camp gives them a special opportunity to enjoy what many other Jewish children take for granted.
Nestled in the Verdugo Mountains of Glendale, California, the 113-acre campground offers beautiful mountain views, hiking trails, archery, sports fields, outdoor amphitheaters and much more. In addition to all the on-site activities, the children also went on a grand trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The children were honored with a special visit by the Head Shliach of California, Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin. Rabbi Cunin sang nigunim with the boys and shared Chassidishe stories. His visit infused the Tzeirei HaShluchim with the Geon Yaakov of Shlichus. He reminded the boys to always bear in mind that the Rebbe is with a Shliach wherever his Shlichus may take him, in every place and at every moment.
On Sunday evening, there was a grand banquet where young Shluchim shared with their fellow Shluchim the experiences of their Shlichus life and how the eight days of the Winter Camp reinvigorated them to go back home and be an even greater dugma chaya for the people in their respective communities especially the children.
The exceptional staff was led by head-counselors Yossi Rodal, Yosef Rapoport and Eli Newman, who provided round-the-clock chassidishe warmth and a positive environment for these precious children.
The camp is directed by veteran directors Rabbi Zalmy and Shterna Kudan and Rabbi Mendel and Rochel Loschak.
This camp is organized and run by Shluchim for Shluchim. The executive committee overseeing the camp’s funding and operations are California Shluchim Rabbis Simcha Backman, Nachman Abend and Shlomo Bistritsky.
A very special thanks to all the supporters of the Tzeirei HaShluchim Camp, especially Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky from Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch and Shmulik Aizenberg
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