by Ari Englander (’17)


Last Thursday was our annual trip to Camp Monroe. Upon arriving at the beautiful campus in Monroe, NY, the boys quickly started games of volleyball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, mini golf, football, softball, basketball, ping pong and more. There was even a Shiur given for those who wanted to start their day off with some Torah.

After 2 hours of sports (and learning) in perfect weather, it was time for lunch. The boys and faculty enjoyed a BBQ lunch of hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon, chips, water, and soda. During the lunch break, the highly touted annual Rebbe-Talmid softball game was held, featuring many of our esteemed Rebbeim and staff members, including Shuey Jacoby, Elie Hirt, and Avi Matanky. After 9 innings, for the first time in as long as anyone can remember, the Rebbeim were not losing; after an infield single, Rabbi Axelrod drove in the tying run, bringing the final score to 3-3. Following the game, everyone davened Mincha on the basketball courts.

To finish off the day, another several hours of sports were played, much to everyone’s delight. We’d like to thank Rabbi Green and Elie Hirt for putting together the best Chav Ba’Omer trip in the tri-state area, as well as the Camp Monroe staff for being such gracious hosts.


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