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The Letter From Camp Lives On

Even in the age of email, the genre of ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’ endures

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My Very Own Tisha B’Av

How the saddest day of the Jewish calendar helped make me a happier Jew

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Camp Offers Sick Jewish Children—and Their Families—a Vacation From Illness

For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.

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Camp Puts Jewish Values to the Test—That’s Why Camp Friendships Endure

While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch

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Find Out Which Jewish Summer Camp These Celebrities Attended

There’s a website for that

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Finally, a Jewish Science Summer Camp

URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more

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Letters to Summer Camp—From the Parents of Very Special Campers

What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say

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‘Commie Camp’ Documentary Captures Camp Kinderland’s Idealism, and Its Imperfections

Once a utopian getaway for children of socialists and left-wing organizers, the camp remains an essential haven for ‘weird Jews’

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Thirteen Signs That You May Have Attended Jewish Summer Camp in the 1980s

Still cry when you hear ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’? Remember how to Dippity-Do your hair? Take a trip down memory lane, camper.

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A New Novel Brings Ghosts, Geeks, and Golems to Sleepover Camp

First-time novelist Ari Goelman faces tough questions from an 11-year-old fantasy fiction aficionado and summer-camp devotee

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Learn To Love Your Jewish Body

As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition

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Finding God in the Wilderness

Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance

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A Misfit Returns to Camp: The Punk and the Summer Funk

As a teenager, I felt alienated at my Jewish camp—but it helped me become the Jew I am today

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A Stranger Among Us—A Catholic Boy at a Jewish Camp

I took my Catholic friend to my Jewish summer camp when we were teenagers. Now he’s an honorary Jew.

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Indian Summer

Jewish summer camp drilling drama heats up