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Curious Jr.

Leeba Leichtman

Nowhere are balls so commonly used as they are in… you guessed it: camp! Jr. asked two experienced sports directors to share their experiences with us. They had a lot of interesting things to say!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jr.: Since the days when you were young, the world has gone through a lot of changes… yet old-fashioned ball games are still a favorite for campers around the world. Why do you think that is? Mrs. Irene Eisdorfer: Since camp offers a setting that lends itself to getting outside and enjoying the fresh air, what better way to do that than with a good ball game? Also, everyone thrives on a challenge — and sports certainly qualifies! Mrs. Nechama Lurie: Ball games will never go out of style! I think that because of their physical nature, they will always be enjoyable, no matter how much is out there.   Jr.: Which sport do you find that campers enjoy the most and why? I.E.: Without a question, Machanayim takes the cake, but I tell the girls that life is about growing up and trying new things. So I teach them basketball, volleyball, soccer… games involving skills. Even in Israel, when I meet former campers, they tell their kids, “This is who taught me how to play sports!” N.L.: Machanayim is the favorite! It involves so many girls and everybody gets a chance. The girls also really seem to thrive on the healthy competition involved.

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