Schools mark the close of the year in different ways, and Kehillat Ashreinu Montessori School in Silver Spring, Maryland, took the challenge to the Great Outdoors with an overnight camping trip for elementary students during the last week in May.
Starting with students pitching their own tents upon arrival, the trip was full of opportunities for students to practice teamwork and cooperation. Highlights of the trip included a walk at the Delaware Bay, where students were able to wade into the water to get up-close looks at mollusks and other animal life; a night hike complete with stargazing led by teacher Rabbi Hirsch Chinn; and an opportunity to explore WWII-era Fort Miles. And of course, no camping experience would be complete without hot dogs and s’mores around the bonfire! The trip was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a Jewish community and connect with nature.