What Can Parents Learn from Camp

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September 24, 2015 | 11 Tishrei 5776

What Can Parents Learn from Camp What Can Parents Learn from Camp
URJ Camp George

A brilliant account from Emily Caruso Parnell, a parent of a young camper who got to experience a taste of sleepaway camp at Camp George this summer. Emily, a teacher by profession, reflects on insight from welcoming her son back from camp that may be useful for both educators and parents in the new school year. Read more »

Behind the Curtain: 6 Magical Moments Seen by Camp Faculty Behind the Curtain: 6 Magical Moments Seen by Camp Faculty
URJ Camp Newman

From spirited prayer with art and yoga to delivering a speech at the state capital – our campers have had a summer full of special experiences. Alaina Yoakum, Director of Marketing and Communications at URJ Camp Newman, shares some of the best moments from the camp faculty who helped make them happen! Read more »

What Makes Jewish Science Camp So Special? What Makes Jewish Science Camp So Special?
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy

What happens when you mix Judaism and science? URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech faculty member and Jewish educator Stephen Weitzman takes us on a discovery journey of space, digital design, forensics, Talmud stories, and more – experienced by Sci-Tech campers this past summer. Read more »

Remembering the Jewish Community's Relief Efforts a Decade after Katrina Remembering the Jewish Community’s Relief
Efforts a Decade After Katrina

URJ Jacobs Camp

Jonathan “JC” Cohen, former director of Jacobs Camp, recounts about Jacobs’ Ladder – a powerful initiative by the camp to house Katrina evacuees, collect donations and provide full-blown relief supply distribution when it was needed most. Read more »

Why I Sent My Kids to Jewish Sleep Away Camp Why I Sent My Kids to Jewish Sleep Away Camp
URJ Eisner Camp

As her oldest daughter leaves for college, a parent shares the benefits camp has provided for her girls. Through rope climbing, navigating social dynamics, and safely questioning how Judaism fits in their lives – she recalls how her children got to discover the best versions of themselves and just how important that investment was.
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The 10 Commandments of Participation The 10 Commandments of Participation
NFTY Pennsylvania Area Region

Mikey Pliskin, Programming Vice President of NFTY-PAR, writes about NFTY-PAR’s Summer Leadership Kallah, and workshops that were organized by the PAR board. NFTY participants came up with 10 best ways to make the most out of any program. Read more»

33 Teens Arrive in Israel to Attend NFTY-EIE High School in Israel This Semester 33 Teens Arrive in Israel to Attend NFTY-EIE High School in Israel This Semester
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

The students have landed! 33 students from 15 states plus South Africa just arrived in Israel at the end of August to begin a four-month-long semester of living and learning. The students will get to immerse in Israeli culture, history, and Judaic Studies while completing a rich curriculum of classes, keeping them up-to-date in their studies back home. Read more »

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