This summer was Dovi's SEVENTH year at Camp Simcha Special. It floors me that he's been going there for so long.
This year was a change from the past two years in that Dovi's beloved Raphi was not his counselor. Raphi had some school that he needed to take care of, so we had a new counselor!
Wednesday, July 28th, Dovi and I hopped a plane to New York.
bright and early...think he looks a little sleepy?
And no....we do NOT travel light!
We met my sister at LaGuardia, and the three of us headed off for the drive up to camp. Luckily it all went smoothly, unlike the time I got a $250 speeding ticket!
When we got to camp, this really nice guy came and met us at the car. He was helping us get Dovi's luggage out. I then told him that I needed to go find Dovi's new counselor Yakov. At which point he told us HE was Dovi's new counselor Yakov! I still think it was kinda funny.
Yakov and I spent a good three hours going over Dovi's stuff-and we when we were done he had that scared "deer in a headlights" look. I'm pleased to say that Yakov came through with shining colors.
Dovi has shared a cabin with the same few boys for the past few years...we always take pictures of the kids, but this year, the parents decided to take our own picture!
(yes, the sign behind us DOES say "FD Drools")
Dovi reunited with his buddies
showed off his cabin
smiled winningly for pictures
And got to know Yakov.
My sister and I then decided to stroll around camp-she'd never been there before and wanted to see everything. We went to one of the buildings and found this on the wall:
Look how little Dovi was!
If I get any pictures emailed to me (ahem!), I'll be happy to post about Dovi's 12 days at camp, which were filled with helicopter rides, concerts, workshops, and lots of pushing counselors in the pool
Good to know that Dovi is consistent.