New York’s Camp Mesorah has published a video depicting its ‘IDF Training Paintball’ program that glorifies war—and tells campers to ‘enlist now’
The game is a staple of Jewish summer camps. But where did it come from?
Times are changing. Are our sleepaway camps changing with them?
Finding religion at sleepaway camp
For a century, it’s been a camp for (mostly) Jewish girls—but not a Jewish camp
A week-long retreat in the Poconos offers a fun and immersive experience for children with developmental and social learning disorders—and their parents and siblings
The character of Yaron, played by David Wain in the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series, is spot-on
Unlike a lot of classic teen comedies, the original ‘Wet Hot’ and its new Netflix revival series do not wash out the Jews. Is this a good sign or bad?
Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.
As a single mother of four, I’m tiring of elitist parents who desire shorter school days and complain about the rising costs of sleepaway camp
A new report details the factors that impact success in young adults
As a kid, I didn’t feel comfortable in my body. But at camp, I finally lost my inhibitions—thanks to a group of Israeli dancers.
About two women who met—and were struck by lighting—at summer camp
An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds
Even in the age of email, the genre of ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’ endures
Kutsher’s Sports Academy’s former Catskills location now Hasidic boys’ camp
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
The nationalist anthem my kids sing at camp makes me uneasy. But I grew up reciting a jingoistic pledge, and I turned out OK.
While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch
This year’s over-the-top summer camp trend involves professional organizers
There’s a website for that
URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more
Plus a church’s stolen bible returned 40 years later, and more in the news
What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say
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
‘How to Make it to the Promised Land’ based on Ellen Umansky’s short story
Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy