Jewish Philadelphia’s Summer Camp Album

The first Jewish summer camp in the United States was opened in New York by the Jewish Working Girls Vacation Society in 1893.
About 10 children wearing shorts and t-shirts jumping in the air outdoors

Summer Camps Plan 2021 Safety Protocols

Although the second summer of the pandemic is approaching, Rabbi Joel Seltzer knows this camp season will be different from the last. “Last year was...

A Day in the Life of Summer Camp During a Pandemic

For long enough to dream that it might stay that way, the weather at Camp Kef on July 9 was pleasant. Cloudy with a...

Summer Camp Tradition Gets Reinvented

In 2017, Moishe House started Camp Nai Nai Nai, an abbreviated re-creation of overnight camp for Jewish 20- and 30-somethings. The four-day sessions sell...
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...