I just spent 24 hours in the great outdoors with a group of my students. There is something special about leaving the confinements of the city behind and escaping to nature. We sang around the fire, worked as a team to complete initiatives, hiked through majestic terrain and discussed important topics. I was impressed by my students' willingness to bond with Hashem, their Rebbeyim and each other while pushing themselves beyond their comfort zones. It is always uplifting to watch children who are usually withdrawn and unmotivated find expression and thrive in a camp setting. Creating these opportunities for our children is paramount and must be prioritized.