Students from Chabad on Campus – Queens, Chabad of Hofstra & NCC, Chabad of New Palz and Chabad of F.I.T. came together for a student retreat at Camp Shaloh in Napanoch, NY last week.
32 students enjoyed a spirited Shabbat with abundant home cooked meals, tons of singing and much deep discussion.
After the close of Shabbat, the group built a beautiful bonfire complete with s’mores, hot dogs and knishes – not to mention Chassidic stories.
Rabbi Shea Hecht inspired students with his talk about deprogramming people involved in cults, and students availed themselves of workshops on the kabbalah of personality and the life experiences of a seasoned Mohel.
Rabbi Avrohom Baruch Itkin, manager of Camp Shaloh, did everything possible to accommodate the group, from placing space heaters in every room to delivering firewood on Motzei Shabbos. He made sure that everything ran smoothly and everyone was comfortable. Accommodations included a newly redone Chalet on the premises.
In the words of Shlomo Feldman of Queens College, “It was an amazing, amazing Shabbat! Thank you everybody for a Shabbat I will never forget!”