Wannado City in Fort Lauderdale, Florida looked more like “Wannajew” city on Monday, July 13th as camps from South Florida joined together for an inter-camp day in honor of Hakel and Unity.
Over 600 campers and staff participated in this incredible event.
At Wannado city, where kids can do what they wanna do, the campers were able to explore over 200 amazing jobs and activities. The children dressed as fire fighters went down a slide in full gear and entered the fire truck and put out a fire.
They then went on to become a police officer, banker, pilot, chef, reporter and even get a complete makeover at Glam Spot. They then visited the Jewelry Store and were able to design their very own fashion piece. They walked the runway in the Fashion House while paparazzi took their picture, interviewed the famous around Wannado City and watched their own report.
Some campers were even brave enough to sing their heart out at the new Radio Station recording studio and make their very own CD. Many campers even got to participate in their very own Broadway show. After all this the campers went on some incredible rides and watched an amazing interactive circus show by the Ringling Bros.
After a delicious lunch of pizza, fruit punch, and chips the campers and staff joined together for a grand rally.
Rabbi Shmuly Gutnick, director of Chabad Youth Network, distributed Tzedokah to all the children, and then called upon each camp to select two campers to recite a possuk from the twelve pesukim.
All the camps joined together in song and the energy of the Gan Izzy campers was incredible. Tickets were given out throughout the day for a raffle held at the Hakhel rally, and the winners were given state of the art bicycles.
The program ended with each camper receiving a freeze pop and a balloon of their own to take home.
Participating camps were CGI of Miami – Rabbi Mendy Weiss, CGI of Parkland – Rabbi Shuey Biston, CGI of Sunrise – Rabbi Levi Chanowitz, CGI of Boca Raton – Tammi Cohen, and CGI of Hallandale – Rabbi Levi Tennenhaus.
Thanking those individuals that helped make this unity day a big success: Rabbi Mendy Weiss, Shimmy Korolitzky, Mendy Albukerk, Moshe Maimon, Dovi Vogel, Moshie Lewis, Dovid Greenberg, Lavi Ainsworth.