Camp

Federation Offers Financial Help ­for Summer Camp

 The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia tries to help with the costs of camp by providing need-based scholarships as well as incentive grants for...
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The Circus is Coming to Town!

  At the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood, administrators took note of the movement toward specialty camps and decided to introduce the name and structure of...
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Camp Incentive Program: Building Identity Along With Those Campfires

Kyle Meranus had a powerful experience at Pinemere Camp last summer. "I connected with myself and learned about what Judaism means to me --...
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Camps Take Aim at Recession

Beth Berman knows about instilling Jewish values in kids. As director of early childhood education at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, she oversees...
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Another Incentive to Attend Summer Overnight Camps

Three charitable organizations -- the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia -- have joined forces...
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Camping Out for Jewish Meaning?

Inside the Broad Street Ministry in Center City, two wiggling therapy dogs basked in the center of attention. They visit regularly to cheer up...
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Jewish Camps Seek Balance in New, Tricky Terrain

The Pocono Mountains Fifteen-year-old Samantha Helias doesn't belong to a synagogue, attend Hebrew school or practice any kind of Judaism at home in Holland, Pa....
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Making Camp Affordable

Perhaps the most significant contribution to the stability of the Jewish camping world over the past five years has come from the combined efforts...
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Jewish Camping: It’s No Bunk!

The Pocono Mountains Perched on the edge of a platform 40 feet above the grassy Camp Harlam grounds in Kunkletown, Pa., 13-year-old Jake Lord steels...
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Report: Camps Must Do More to Sell Themselves

  Just because families join synagogues and send their kids to Jewish day camps doesn’t mean they will send them to overnight camps, according to...