Rebecca S., Age 11
Tribe of Benjamin

The campers and tribe leaders in my cabin are Rebekah, Ahavah, Ellie, Channah, Pippin, Doodles, and myself. This is Rebekah and Ellie’s third year. The rest of us have been here four years. I’ve interviewed my friend Ellie.

I asked her what her favorite thing about camp was and she said “I love MI.” I love it too! MI is when our tribe goes in the dark and gets letters. The letters are clues or codes that lead to the next one. Eventually, you’ll get to the last letter. When you decipher it, you’ll find that it leads to the cafeteria whoever gets there first wins!

Make sure to wear clothes that are black, green, and brown. You know why? Because the out of cabin staff are guarding the letters and you don’t want to be caught.

During FOB we usually scream and eat on others’ beds while the tribe leaders shush us. Sometimes (but rarely) we actually are quiet and sleep, play silent games, or write Gilgal Gazette articles.

You gain some, you lose some. We won MI, but we literally started learning our skit less than five hours before the performance!

In our cabin we always have hard time getting up, especially me. Often, we only have 10 minutes to get ready.

Although our ladies have many conflicts and fights we always forget about them. Our tribe leaders are quite helpful when this happens.

Pippin and Doodles are so caring! No matter how little sleep they’ve gotten, they always show love. One time, I had a bloody nose in the middle of the night and Doodles woke up. At first, she was confused. Then she got up and helped me for more than 20 minutes. Pippin is a veteran tribe leader and Doodles is not. Pippin is always ready to go star gazing and talk with campers. She does it with so many of the campers every day.

Kulanu B’ychad: We’re all together.