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Celebrating Tu Bishvat

By Miriam Shwartz Gilad and I welcomed our baby girl into the world on January 1st. Sivan Ama...

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5 Things Happy Campers Know

We love following post from Maria Shriver's blog featuring Camp JCA Shalom! 5 Things Happy Campers Know By Dana Gray Could you successfully organize a group of 50 people in a...

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God is in the Summer Camp

The following was originally printed in JT News. To those who say we never see miracles or talk directly with God anymore, I say, “Nonsense.” We constantly stand in their presence; we just fail to appreciate them. We fill our lives with distractions, and only notice miracl...

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Not Convinced? 8 Reasons to Choose Camp

It’s almost Memorial Day, but there is space available at some Jewish camps!   Still not certain that Jewish camp is right for your child?  Let us try to convince you…   - Camp fosters independence. The camp atmosphere is warm and inviting allowing campers to develop a strong sense of self, and learning to take care of themselves while gaining confidence...

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The Grass Can Always Be Greener at Camp

Midrash teaches us that when God created the first human beings, God led them around the Garden of Eden and said: “Look at my works! See how beautiful they are! For your sake I created them all. See to it that you do not spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it.” (Midrash Kohelet Rabbah, 1 on Ecclesiastes 7:13). We therefore are instructed to t...

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Celebrating the Earth

Tu BiSh'vat begins tonight - Jews around the world will be gathering for seders to eat and drink, and celebrate to Earth, and tomorrow 1.5 million of trees will be planted in Israel. While during this time of year we show reverence for the environment, the rest of the year we spend trying to save it.  Jewish camps are doing ...

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Jews Do Camp

From eJewish Philanthropy by Rabbi Eliav Bock ...

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A Camp Is Born

From the nervous anticipation of our first-ever opening day, to the immense satisfaction of seeing two years of planning come to fruition, the range of emotions I experienced this past summer is truly remarkable.  The story of Adamah Adventures began in the spring of 2008, when my wife and I decided to ...

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How Do You Start a Green Camp?

How do you start a green camp, from the ground up?  This is one of the questions we have set out to answer through the development of Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies.  As a brand new camp, we have had an amazing opportunity to put into place green practices that will become part of our camp tradition.  As our summer dra...

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The Garden of Giving

It’s rare that brand new camp programs integrate seamlessly into the hearts and minds of the camp community, never mind the hectic camp schedule.  For those familiar with camp, the introduction of programs without camp “tradition”, lacking in alumni connections and stories, nor part of any institutional history, often face many trials and modifications throughout the 1st year of ...

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