A camp counselor answers your questions

When I left for my first two-week stint at Jewish camp as a 9 year old, my mother was very worried. She was convinced...

Camps Airy and Louise kick off their 100th anniversary

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...

Here’s why counselors can’t get enough of camp

Jill Balk used to count the days until school ended, so she could do what she loved most in the whole world: spend her...

A Call to Care at Summer Camp

By Lindsay C. Vanasdalan When Focus Family Martial Arts Academy welcomed children back to camp last summer, staff noticed something odd. Children in kindergarten and...

Summer camps prepare for an uncertain season

By Eric Schucht and Jesse Berman Last summer left many would-be campers stuck at home as COVID regulations caused overnight camps to close. As camp...

Camp forever

When my mother dropped me off for the first time at Herzl Camp in Webster, Wis., I was 9 years old and 1,200 miles...

7 things to know before going on a college tour

It’s the time of year when college acceptance letters are coming out for high school seniors and high school juniors are preparing to look...

California Jewish camp to try out all-gender cabins this summer

SAN FRANCISCO — After attending a few LGBTQ family weekends at Camp Tawonga, Jonathan Brunn felt ready to attend sleepaway camp there. But Jonathan’s...

At Sababa Beachaway, surfing and spirituality go hand in hand

Campers come to learn. But more than anything, they come to be kids.

Who says you can’t go back to camp again?

There are no friends like camp friends, especially to this group of 30-year-olds who all moved to Washington together