For a century, it’s been a camp for (mostly) Jewish girls—but not a Jewish camp
For many non-White or non-Ashkenazi Jews, sleepaway camp gifts scars rather than life-long friendships. Here’s what staffers and parents can do.
Even in the age of email, the genre of ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’ endures
How the saddest day of the Jewish calendar helped make me a happier Jew
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch
There’s a website for that
URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more
What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say
Once a utopian getaway for children of socialists and left-wing organizers, the camp remains an essential haven for ‘weird Jews’
Still cry when you hear ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’? Remember how to Dippity-Do your hair? Take a trip down memory lane, camper.
First-time novelist Ari Goelman faces tough questions from an 11-year-old fantasy fiction aficionado and summer-camp devotee
As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition
Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance
As a teenager, I felt alienated at my Jewish camp—but it helped me become the Jew I am today
I took my Catholic friend to my Jewish summer camp when we were teenagers. Now he’s an honorary Jew.
Jewish summer camp drilling drama heats up