Teens in MaKoR (Madrichim Kitanim b’Ramah) Contributed to Camp Life by Kelly Kossar, Program Staff

MaKoR (Madrichim K’tanim b’Ramah), our counselor-in-training program, had an amazing inaugural summer at Ramah Day Camp Greater Boston. We were eleven teens strong, with each participant spending 2-6 weeks at camp. MaKoR participant Mae P. said, MaKoR is “a really cool opportunity to have some training before becoming a counselor.”

In addition to building meaningful relationships with chanichim (campers), MaKoR used their talents to run “Chug MaKoR”, in which MaKoR participants learned how to plan and lead a week-long chug (elective) for our chanichim. They also got to lead tefillah (prayer) for our youngest chanichim during the last week of camp. MaKoR also had the opportunity to shadow campers who needed additional support and assist tzrif (cabin) counselors. They also built their own teen community through daily meetings and activities. We can’t wait to welcome MaKoR participants back as madrichim (counselors) and wish them luck in all of their future endeavors. We love MaKoR!