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News from Camp for 2018

  MJCC adds Counselor in Training Program This summer the Mittleman Jewish Community Center Day Camp will add a Counselor in Training program for students entering seventh to ninth grade. CIT campers can sign up for one or more weeks of the CIT program, which was created to offer 21st-century skill building to teens, helping…

Sports and Judaism all in one

On the website for the new JCC Maccabi Sports Camp (maccabisportscamp.org), Camp Director Josh Steinharter writes, “As a kid who hoped to one day play shortstop for the Yankees, I faced a dilemma every summer. ‘Why do I have to choose between sports camp and Jewish overnight camp?’” Fortunately for like-minded kids today, that is…

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Camping Communities

For generations of Jewish youngsters, summer camp has opened new worlds, broadened vistas and created opportunities for lifelong friendships. That was the goal – when the B’nai B’rith Camp started in 1921 in Oregon, when Sephardic Adventure Camp and Camp Solomon Schechter began in Washington a generation later, or as re- cently as 2007, when…

Camping to a. . . Brighter Future

Like all overnight camps, Jewish sleep-away camps help young campers learn valuable life skills that enhance their lives in college and beyond. Jewish camps have the added benefit of creating confident, engaged Jewish adults. Numerous studies have shown youth benefit from attending sleep-away camps. An article in the February issue of Psychology Today explores “why…