Written by Yisroel Levin z”l
Boruch Hashem, I truly love Darchei, I love the learning, I appreciate the hanhalah and I enjoy my friends. I genuinely feel at home here and I consider the choice of Darchei one of the best decisions of my life. I can really see myself spending many years here being a part of the Bender family iy”H. ——– the loss, I’ve always looked forward to the summer break as a crucial part of the year’s cycle.
I view the ten months of the year as the six days of the week, and summer as the Shabbos, providing the necessary menucha and time to rejuvenate to allow me to return to yeshiva with a fire.
But this break must be utilized to the greatest benefit in a sevivah of kedusha and Torah hashkafah. Boruch Hashem, I have found that Camp Agudah fits the bill perfectly. The ruchniyus has a tradition that was handed down by gedolim such as Rabbi Belsky zt”l and others.
I truly find that I spend these two months in complete purity and enjoyment, all within the Torah guidelines. Most importantly, I have the opportunity to be a role model and an inspiration to my campers, showing them how a ben Torah acts in his free time and how to have fun in the proper way. I also directly transmit to them an understanding in Shemonah Esrei that allows them to come back with Avinu Shebashomayim in ways that they have never before.
I truly view it as beneficial to me and even as vital that I spend my summer in Camp Agudah.