Two Camps. One Legacy.

Mark Fine recalls the most memorable moments of his experience at Camp Airy with humor. During his first summer as a counselor in 1996, he...
Campers at J Camps

Camp programs respond to emerging mental and emotional health needs of campers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has given summer camps ample opportunity to practice keeping campers safe from illness and looking after their physical health, are...

Summer camps look to past lessons for future sessions

We may still be in the middle of winter, but it’s not too early for parents to start planning for their children’s’ summer break,...
Adults smiling outdoors.

The Inner Child Runs Wild at Summer Camps for Jewish Adults

A still summer lake, with a cool breeze flowing over it as a red morning sun stretches its fingers up over the trees. Birds...
Smiling boy using mobile phone. Male is holding wireless technology.

Cellphones at Camp: Yes, No, or Maybe So?

Campers have a lot of opinions when it comes to technology: Why TikTok is better than Vine, which filter is best on Instagram, and...
Children wearing yellow and black sports uniforms, standing in a tight circle in front of their coach on a soccer field, raise their hands.

Sports Camps for All — Yes Really, for All

Some kids were born to love athletics. Others participate reluctantly or only when heavily bribed. No matter what your child’s ability or interest level,...

Changing Tastes in Jewish Summer Camp

For many parents, thoughts of summer camp are accompanied by their personal experiences — the friendly rivalries of color wars; evening campfires by a...

How Should You Define a Camp Counselor’s Value?

Every year at Jewish summer camps, friendships are made, color war plans are laid, and mosquitoes are sprayed. But it doesn’t just happen. Outside of the...

Alumni of These Jewish Summer Camps Are Making Aliyah In Droves

Every Friday, the staff and campers at Camp Ramah Nyack gather for a ceremony called Shishi Al Hamigrash – Hebrew for “Friday on the...

Best of Jewish Baltimore, Part 2

It’s no secret that Baltimore’s Jewish community has always had top-notch businesses, summer camps, education programs — you name it. So it should come...