Camp

The lake is a popular hang at Camp Westmont in Wayne County. Westmont expects to be ready to go come opening day on June 27.

Coronavirus Cloud Overhangs Summer Camp Openings

Over the next several weeks, it seems, we’ll continue to go without — without the human touch and without the physical presence of friends...
Kids at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake in New York

Jewish Summer Camps Prepare for Coronavirus

By Ben Sales / JTA As swine flu swept through the United States in the late spring of 2009, Jewish summer camps took some drastic...
The Camper Care team at Pinemere Camp during the summer of 2019

Three PA Camps Win Mental Health Grants

A previous version of this article included a quote that has been removed.  Pinemere Camp, Camp Havaya and URJ Camp Harlam, all in Pennsylvania, were...
Children at the Yuvalei Ha-Bsor School summer camp

Ten Miles From Gaza, Kids Make the Most of Summer

By Noa Amouyal It was supposed to be the first sight that greeted them as they entered the camp and embarked on their first day...
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...