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Why the World Needs Summer Camp: An Essay to Parents

posted by on Mar 1, 2016

It is not easy for parents to make the decision to send their child away into the waiting arms of strangers who promise to take care of them — people who promise to show them the wonders of nature, fun, new skills, and friendships. As a parent of two children, even I struggle with the idea, and I have been around summer camps my entire life.

Fresh From Frank

posted by on Dec 30, 2015

The thrill of Maccabiah as you scream and cheer on your friends… singing songs, arms wrapped around each other against the glow of a camp fire…. sharing a final moment with your group on closing day, hoping the feeling would last forever, wishing it would never end.

Thankful and Thanksgiving

posted by on Nov 24, 2015

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. This year, I get to play football with my boys, eat Turkey with my family and friends, and probably watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Steven’s First Jewish Friend

posted by on Nov 23, 2015

Steven, who lives in a small town outside of Austin, grew up going to public school and never had a synagogue close enough for his family to belong to. He knew that his family celebrated Hanukkah instead of Christmas, but other than that, he didn’t know much about Judaism and never really met another Jewish kid at school.

Shoshana’s Souvenir from Bogrim Army Day

posted by on Nov 23, 2015

Shoshana, an 8th grade camper in Bogrim, enjoyed her experience “roughing it” at army day. This is a memorable time when the Bogrim campers experience a day in the life of an IDF soldier, compete in an obstacle course, complete a secret mission, meet an active Israeli soldier over skype, and learn about the ethics of the IDF.