Becoming Ourselves

By Eli Chanoff Cornerstone Counselor, Camp Tawonga I always knew I wanted to be a counselor at Camp Tawonga. I was a camper for seven years and the impact my counselors had on me is something I’ll never forget. When we were campers, many of us talked about growing up and becoming counselors ourselves– most of us are working here together now, impacting kids the same way ...

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While You Were Out: Social Media Changes This Summer

by Blake Sunshine, Lead Consultant at Social Summer Camp   While you were at camp this summer, there were a lot of exciting and impactful changes made across many social media platforms. Here is a quick update to get you back in the game as you jump into fall marketing and recruiting. ...

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Jewish Camp in the News (Week of 8/1/2016)

Here’s the news from the past week: CAMP IN THE NEWS The Jewish Exponent: "Camp Ramah in the Poconos Starts Program for Children with Special Needs" http://jewishexponent.com/lifestyle/2016/08/camp-ramah-in-the-poconos-st...

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Going Wild

by Josh Lake It was a ...

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Pokemon Go: Should you play, or Should you go?

While our happy campers were making connections around campfires and lakes and mountains, those hanging at home have been caught up in the Pokeman Go craze. As our campers return home, here are a few tips from our friends at the Baltimore Child Abuse Center on how to manage the privacy settings and the game. The ever changing world of the internet has thrown its latest hurdle to parent...

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Your (Camper-Free) Summer Bucket List

Whether you're half-way through the summer or just sent your camper off for second session, here's your list of must-dos over the next few weeks. (Spoiler alert: This list doesn't include refreshing the camp's photo site!) ...

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Changemaking

by Sharon Waimberg It’s Friday afternoon, post-lunch, at summer camp. We’re just starting “Hyde Park,” our weekly, open space discussion that allows each and every member of the camp community the opportunity to state whatever is on his/her mind. The first camper stands on the speaker’s rock and proclaims, “What happened to Friday morning muffins? I want them back!” ...

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How Camps Can Better Welcome People of All Sexualities & Gender Identities

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Marketing Camp: Time-Saving Tips & Summer Photos

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18 Photos to Take Now to Use During the Year

While you're taking photos at camp this summer, don't forget about capturing some images that you can use the rest of the year.  We were inspired by CampHacker's recent post: "7 Photos Every Summer Camp MUST Shoot This Summer", and had a few to add.  So here's our summer shot wish list: 1. Composition with marketing in mind. Leave blank space for text! (Check out ...

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