Camps

Leading by Experience

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Studies show that Jewish summer camp is a valuable and enriching experience, not only for young campers, but also for their leaders. This summer,...

Kinderkool

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Packing for camp is no fun. It’s time consuming (and expensive), especially for those of us who aren’t especially organized … Where did...

Bunk Life Revisited

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Whoever said being a kid was easy must have a poor long-term memory. Trying to navigate the big world without much experience is a...

Yoga For Youngsters

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Ellie Schwartz of Roland Park is only 12 years old, but she’s already an experienced yoga student. Schwartz had a yoga birthday party when...

A Culinary Revolution

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Tug-of-war competitions, ghost stories, bad-movie nights and new friendships are just some of the memories that youths will take from their time at camp. Years...

Building Bully-Proof Bunks

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I’m a big believer in the transformational power of summer camp. No doubt it’s a belief that stems from my long-ago Santa Cruz Mountain...

Home Away From Home

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Growing up in Minsk, Belarus in the 1990s, Olga Cherches knew better than to call attention to the fact that she was Jewish. The...

Immersion Technique

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It used to be that parents who wanted to expose their children to conversational Hebrew over the summer had to travel to Israel. Now...

Flashback: Debbi Weinberg

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Debbi Weinberg grew up attending Jewish camps. From Milldale to Louise to Timber Ridge, camps have been a major part of this Baltimore native...

Beware of Poison Ivy!

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It’s green, bushy and lurks in leaves of three: It’s poison ivy. Urushiol is an oily allergen that is found on the leaves of...