August 19, 2015 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #1098674
Wow it seems Marbehsholom has attended every single camp!August 19, 2015 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #1098675
Does that include day camp?August 19, 2015 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #1098676Yidesh_kupParticipant
So no one should play sports….there is always a loser. (sorry OBBL)
Schools shouldn’t have spelling bees…there is only one winner.
I was in camps for 15+ years….sometimes I won color war and sometimes I lost. It was fun being part of a team. Winning and losing color war (or a league game, or any other contest/event) means a lot less than learning team work. It has to be put into the proper perspective.
Now as an adult, whether at work or recreationaly, i know the concept of “team player”.August 19, 2015 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #1098677
There are groups that play sports with children, and everyone’s a winner. Kids hate it. Most kids like competition.August 20, 2015 5:20 am at 5:20 am #1098678
YOU GUYS SOUND like you had too much of a dose of colorwar and cannot understand what I said.
please stop distorting my words.(its not color war here)
I have nothing wrong with winners and losers . but to poke fun and embrass the loser or who you wan tto lose is inexcusable.August 20, 2015 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #1098679
It’s part of the game.August 20, 2015 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #1098680
Marbehshalom you make broad statements that all camps have lousy color wars and then when most people who comment seem too have had positive experiences you get upset. You then write only people who comment in the coffee room enjoy it because they have issues and need to be heard ( don’t you also comment?)
And now you say we are distorting your words.
Face it most kids enjoy color war , if they wouldn’t the camps wouldn’t have them since a camp is a business like everything else and they need to keep the consumer happy, and you went to a camp where they don’t and for some reason u send your kid to a camp where they do the same.
I am not sure what you are referring to about poking fun. In the camp I went to the teams actually helped each other with ideas for skits, songs and plays. The highlights of color war were both teams dancing together after the marches and both teams singing and dancing together at the end of the grand sing. I feel bad you missed out on positive experience that manyof us had by going to the wrong camp and now sending your child to a bad camp. Speak with the camp your child goes to about eliminating color war or change your child’s camp. I am not sure why it bothers you that others enjoyed something you didn’t. No one is disagreeing with you that you hated color war. We are disagreeing with what you write about everyone else is feeling.August 24, 2015 1:15 am at 1:15 am #1098681
i hated color was as a kid, however IF you had asked me I woud of said i love it.
reason being– “the herd mentality”August 24, 2015 1:54 am at 1:54 am #1098682
Are you trying to project that on the rest of us? Because some of us had a different experience than you did.August 24, 2015 2:15 am at 2:15 am #1098683
I loved color was as a kid, however,i you had asked me I would have said I hated it. The herd mentality had something to do with it.August 25, 2015 3:25 am at 3:25 am #1098684
In manyyeshiva classes or bunks there r 3 kids who we will call the “SIMCHA SHTARK”s
(for all those who listened to shmuel kunda)
The simcha shtarks are the most popular kids in the class. they are the best at sports. If you want to make it you must kiss up to simcha shtark .of course if you strike out, you wont hear the end of it from simcha. AND ofcousre there r many “yomtov lipa”‘s who simcha wont even let play.
Now, these 3 simcha’s excel at color war and live for color war.
all the other kids just follow simcha
therefor the camp industry must cater to “simcha ” because everyone only wants to go to the camp that simcha goes to.
i guess we have alot of simcha shtaRks in the CR.August 25, 2015 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #1098685
This color war thing really bothers you a lot. Despite the fact that almost every poster claims they love color war you are so gung ho against it that you need to make up a fabrication that a camp with 600 kids will make a color war because 90 kids who control the camp really like it. Get over it and if it makes you feel good believe your made up ideas but the fact is in most camps the reason they have color war is because most kids enjoy it!August 25, 2015 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #1098686
HEY YITZCHOK -S AS A KID were you a simcha shtark or a chananai yomtov lipa??August 25, 2015 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #1098687skripkaParticipant
believe me, i’m a chananya. but i still loved color warAugust 26, 2015 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #1098689
neither! just a normal kid who liked camp because I went to an awesome camp and sent my kids to that camp and they loved it as well. Obviously had I had such a bad experience like you had I would not have sent my kid back there.
P.S. I doubt any simcha shtark kid would waste his time posting on yeshivah worldAugust 27, 2015 4:24 am at 4:24 am #1098690
ATTN. camp owners isn’t it a liitle pathetic that a 12 yr old Simcha Shtark controls the whole CAMP INDUSRY.
(I undestand that simcha appears a liitle older since he is a over sized for his age, but hes only 12 yrs old.August 30, 2015 4:41 am at 4:41 am #1098691
industryAugust 30, 2015 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #1098692
Of course the camp is listening to Simcha Shtark. It’s all part of the unicorn conspiracy.August 31, 2015 3:14 am at 3:14 am #1098693
I would like simcha shtark and lipa to be a mandatory listening 4 all camp personnel including counselors….. and even better if all campers.
maybe then the middos situation can improve a little bit.August 31, 2015 3:18 am at 3:18 am #1098694
I don’t think the camps should be playing Lipa.
Camp is over for a week already. Your kid should have gotten over losing color war by now. 🙂August 31, 2015 3:34 am at 3:34 am #1098695
Not until the unicorns come out of hiding.September 4, 2015 4:42 am at 4:42 am #1098696
dasss yochid… i dont mean lipa shmeltzer i mean chanaya y”t lipa.
if u ever heard shmuel kunda?September 4, 2015 11:41 am at 11:41 am #1098697
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