Have you ever heard of a gaga pit? I hadn’t either until the youth ministry staff wanted to build one at the AYMC. In its simplest form, it’s a much calmer version of dodge ball that is played in a 20 foot octagonal pit. Believed to have originated in Israel, it spread across the U.S. over several decades becoming very popular with youth. “Ga” means “hit” or “touch” in Hebrew.
The Property Committee in conjunction with the Grounds Committee coordinated plans for the new outdoor activity center on the terrace level of the AYMC. It is near the traffic circle, nestled in the hill. It has a concrete surface with four inch wide UV stable polyethylene timbers and powder coated steel corner stanchions for durability. This third playground for our campus was provided in recognition of the AYMC tenth anniversary and in honor of our children and youth.
I’m sure Mary Carol Anderson or Will Raybon would be happy to give you more information on how to play, and I am happy to give you information on availability for use. As with all traffic and safety issues on the campus, please drive slowly in that area, as children may be playing.