On February 11-12, the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) Boys Grades 7 and 8 were treated to a Shabbaton at The Bushkill Inn & Conference Center in Pennsylvania. Their day began with davening and breakfast, followed by orientation with their counselors.

Upon arrival to the hotel, the boys were able to play sports outdoors and swim in the indoor pool before Shabbos. “My favorite part of the Shabbaton was when I got to play football with my friends,” reported Ozzy Dreyfuss, Grade 8. “What a treat!”

During Shabbos, the boys enjoyed ruach-filled davening with their fellow classmates and rebbeim and learned a lot through different shiurim. Students played trivia games about Torah and sports. The winners won tickets for raffles. Prizes included an Amazon Echo, drones, and more. The boys were also entertained by The Schnitzel Guys, with their blend of comedy, magic, juggling, and fast-paced games.