“Why can’t I go, too?” Sam* said sadly to his mom as they pulled up to Camp Young Judaea. He watched his sister bound from the car to join her friends. The campers were toting their luggage to their bunks, stopping to hug old friends or say hi to new ones.
In late August, I accompanied Emery/Weiner’s 9th grade class to CYJ for our annual Shabbaton retreat. At the beginning of each year, Emery students spend a weekend with their grade-level peers, not only to connect and bond, but to set a tone for the school year ahead. This was our first time to take Emery students to CYJ and we were not disappointed!
Summer 2015 just flew by and it could not have been more fun! This summer we added some fun and exciting programs to the mix and thought we could share these exciting new ventures.
Camp Director Frank Silberlicht wants to fill you in on something very exciting happening at CYJ! “It’s with GREAT excitement, we share that CYJ has broken ground on a new facility called the ELC or Experiential Learning Center.”
Inclusion cultivates a warm, safe, judgment free zone. Children, who ordinarily may not be friends, embrace each other in friendship and kindness. What happens when it brings out the exclusive side? I’m better; you are weird. Can we break through that? How do bring back the judgment free zone?
Being a camp counselor this past summer was an unbelievable experience for me. This opportunity allowed me to bring my camp experience full circle as I worked with kids in the same aidot I attended as a camper.
It had been 3 years since I had set foot on Camp Young Judaea grounds as a […]
Bring a (delicious) piece of CYJ home! During camp, we had a Brazilian themed dinner for the campers and staff. Chef Johnathen’s Brazilian chicken kabobs were a hit!
Everyone at Camp Young Judaea-Texas was saddened by the devastation that the flood dropped onto our communities. We at CYJ have responded on two fronts, both within Wimberley and Houston. While camp was mostly spared, Wimberley was hit very hard.
I admit I did not grow up in Young Judaea; however, I am a Judaean. Maybe, with enough years of working for Young Judaea professionally (started in 1995 as an Assistant Regional Director), that gives me the right to say I am a Judaean.