Spring has arrived, which means we are 96 days away from Opening Day @ CRB! The staff, from as far as New Zealand and as close as New York are prepping for an amazing Camp season.
This summer we have engaged Marlo Mittler Cohen, a registered nutritionist, to review our menus and offer her expertise in preparing healthy nutritious meals. Amy Rosuck, our Business Manager, and Michael Wolf, head of our commissary and Wolfoods CEO, are collaborating with Ms. Mittler Cohen to guarantee that proper nutrition guidelines are integrated into Camp this summer. As a skilled professional, she will train our staff during staff week empowering counselors to help even the pickiest eater (camper) enjoy Camp food. Ms. Mittler Cohen believes that establishing and communicating healthy eating habits is the key ingredient to nutritional success.
I encourage you to tell your children about these ongoing efforts to bring the best food practices and positive eating attitudes to Camp in Kayitz 2015. In addition, I am happy to inform you that we are continuing the major composting program that was introduced last summer. These combined efforts have already impacted Camp in a most positive way.
Wishing all a Hag Kasher V’Sameach—-A Happy and Healthy Pesach.
With warm regards,
Rabbi Paul Resnick
What keeps a Rosh Agam happy during a cold Northeast winter?
(a) A fabulous tzevet (staff)
(b) Starfish Aquatics Institute
(c) Wibit Sports
(d) All of the above
To say that Michele Fisher Gomez, Rosh Agam, is giddy about the possibilities for this year might not be an overstatement. Big changes are afoot at the Agam: CRB is now a certified Starfish Aquatics Institute Training Center; there is a great contingent of new and returning staff members; a certified Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer will be part of the Team; and some cool new additions in equipment and toys will be introduced to campers.
Thirteen tzevet members are returning from last year including two Lifeguard Instructors. Currently, two tzevet members are enrolled in a certification course and will be certified by the start of the summer in teaching sailing, canoeing, and kayaking. Several of the nine incoming new tzevet members plan to gain certification Oxygen and Epi-Pen Administration over the next few months.
Having a certified Instructor Trainer on staff is a huge boost to the program. This year, Agam will begin to train and certify Water Safety Instructors in the comfort of our own camp. We are confident that better trained staff will elevate the swimming skills for all levels of campers.
What else will campers find on the lake this summer? We’ll all find out on Opening Day!