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Flaming wooden letters B and S mark the end of the Color War marathon

Camp Stories | Color War Remains a Camp Tradition

“Guys in the back, you’re going to make us lose points!” That warning, delivered by a general for the blue team at Camp Kef’s color...
Campers at Camp Seed

Camp Stories | Camp Seed Doubles Summer Run, Number of Campers

It’s every kid’s dream: studying Torah at summer camp. Maybe not, but the girls at Camp Seed in Elkins Park don’t seem to mind. Perhaps...
Barbara Brodsky and Israel Roizman are presented with gifts of appreciation for supporting Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Camp Stories | Israeli Kin of Fallen Soldiers Get a Taste of Summer Camp

It was five years ago that Tehila Shiloni, 12, lost her brother. Sgt. Almog Shiloni was a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces who was...
Harriet Levin helps children sitting at a table at Camp Ramah in the Poconos

Camp Stories | Lone Soldier Michael Levin’s Memory Lives on at Camp Ramah

About three times a day, the campers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos walk past a mural. The words, “You can’t fulfill your dreams unless...
Ninth-graders at Habonim Dror Camp Galil partake in a training exercise on setting a good example for younger campers during programming.

Camp Stories | Camps Embrace Training in #MeToo Era

Summer camp has always been an opportunity for teens to have an impactful experience during a formative period of their lives. And in the...
Campers at Camp Galil teach each other a song.

Camp Stories | How Should You Define a Counselor’s Value?

All across the country, Jewish summer camps are in full swing. Friendships are being made, color war plans are being laid and mosquitoes are...
A camper at a Jewish summer camp holds a Torah scroll surrounded by other campers

Camp Stories | After Two Synagogue Shootings, a Look at Camp Security

Safety is a top priority for many Jewish organizations, and Jewish summer camps are no exception in 2019. Staying sharp, unfortunately, is more vital than...

An Effort to Infuse More About Israel into Jewish Summer Camp

A new initiative that’s pushing for more Israel education at Jewish summer camps is the collaborative project of three organizations with a shared goal:...

Summer Camps Wind Down, Prepare for Off-Season and Smaller, Short-Term Rentals

As a camp counselor at Camp Echockotee, perched on the murky, swampy Doctors Lake in North Florida, camp cleanup was always the most dreaded...

What Some Camps Are Doing This Summer

As the rising temperatures indicate, summer is officially upon us. And for many kids, in between celebrating school being over, the summer means a...