Summer 2015: The Season’s Looking Bright!

The Clipboard: News from the URJ Youth, Camp & Israel Programs

June 11, 2015 | 24 Sivan 5775

Summer 2015: The Season’s Looking Bright! Summer 2015: The Season’s Looking Bright!
URJ Youth

This week officially launches summer 2015 at the URJ. Throughout the season, we’ll engage 13,000+ kids and young adults! URJ Vice-President Miriam Chilton shares some of what’s ahead and for the thousands of campers, staff, and faculty who will spend time building and enriching our innovative Jewish communities in the coming months. Read more »

Songleaders from URJ and Ramah camps train together at Hava Nashira 2015 Songleaders from URJ and Ramah Camps Train Together at Hava Nashira 2015
URJ Camps

Harmony isn’t just about music. It’s also about teamwork. URJ Camps and Camp Ramah songleaders are working together to enhance the lives of campers through Jewish music.Read more »

The camp network – how we met through Camp Coleman though our summers were over 30 years apart The Camp Network – How We Met Through Camp Coleman Though Our Summers Were Over 30 Years Apart
URJ Camp Coleman

Camp fosters a sense of community that extends long beyond the confines of the grounds or one’s tenure as a camper or staff member. Two alumni who never attended camp at the same time have formed a professional relationship in recent months, proving that the camp network can make remarkable things happen. Read more »

6 Points Sci-Tech names new cabin after Reform Jew who was known as “Father of Video Games URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Names New Cabin After “Father of Video Games”
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy

The dorms at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy are named for prolific Jewish scientists and inventors. This year the camp will add a new dorm named Ralph Baer, who is credited as the “Father of Video Games”. Baer was a member of a Reform synagogue in Manchester, NH and had more than 150 patents at the time of his death in 2014.
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Cornerstone Seminar trains third year camp counselors with over 400 peers from other Jewish Camps Cornerstone Seminar Trains Third Year Camp Counselors with Over 400 Peers From Other Jewish Camps
URJ Camp Harlam

The Cornerstone Fellowship, run by the Foundation for Jewish Camp, brings together 400 staff members from more than 60 Jewish summer camps. Camp Harlam third-year counselor Becca Anolick shares her experience as a fellow and how she plans to take a key message — “We are different, not the same, connected by our common name”— to each of her campers this summer. Read more »

Internship program matches senior camp staff with professional internships during the year Camp Program Matches Senior Camp Staff with Professional Internships During the Year
URJ Camp George

The URJ Camp George staff experience is about more than just what’s done at camp during the summer. There is also an exciting internship program available to senior-level staffers, and this blog post follows two Camp George interns in their experiences interning in the Jewish community at large. Read more »

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