Eliav does pull-ups with Yuval on his back!
September 08, 2016
BENEFITING: RAMAH IN THE ROCKIES
EVENT DATE: Aug 29, 2016
August 29 - September 9
At Ramah in the Rockies, we strongly believe that the morning is a time for complete renewal. While Tfillot (morning prayers) provide us with spiritual renewal, Shmirat HaGuf (literally, guarding the body) is a chance for us to invigorate our bodies physically and take 10 minutes to properly wake up each morning.
Shmirat HaGuf has been a staple of our daily schedule at camp. It used to be a time for group games and activities, but that changed last summer. As we've grown, we have adapted this program to become something that can be done both at camp and at home. Shmirat HaGuf became a 20-minute period for organized circuit training consisting of jumping jacks, lunges, pushups, sit-ups, stretching, and jumping rope.
One of the pillars of the Ramah in the Rockies program is engaging our bodies and minds in everything we do and Shmirat HaGuf is the embodiment of that value. Plus, it happens right at the beginning of the day, setting us up for the rest of the day! Our hope has always been that the lessons learned at camp could have applications outside of camp.
The Challenge gives us a chance to bring some of our values, like Challenge by Choice, home for the year. Additionally, no matter how far we are from our beautiful ranch or our camp friends, this period of Shmirat HaGuf circuits brings us back to our camp community.