Summer Camp Offers a Break for Campers and Staff Alike

Even before the pandemic began ...

Choosing a Camp: Why Start Now?

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind ...

Camp Green Lane Owner Jerome ‘Jerry’ Stein Dies at 92

On the afternoon of Oct. 6, the doorbell rang at Carol Stein’s Bryn Mawr home. It was the sprinkler man. Stein knew it was time...

A Post-COVID Day at Golden Slipper Camp in the Poconos

Driving through the Poconos to get to Golden Slipper Camp, you won’t see a business or residential area for miles. Just winding roads and...

Jewish Overnight Camps Enhancing Security

The Tree of Life synagogue complex shooting in Pittsburgh, the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, is now almost four years old. Each...
A young couple dressed in typical '80s clothing are hugging and smiling at the camera.

Jewish Couples Remember Summer Camp Meet-Cutes

The song of the summer in 1988 was Richard Marx’s “Hold Onto the Night,” though Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was also...

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.
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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...