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Summer Camps Wind Down, Prepare for Off-Season and Smaller, Short-Term Rentals

As a camp counselor at Camp Echockotee, perched on the murky, swampy Doctors Lake in North Florida, camp cleanup was always the most dreaded...

What Some Camps Are Doing This Summer

As the rising temperatures indicate, summer is officially upon us. And for many kids, in between celebrating school being over, the summer means a...
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Camp Ramah in the Poconos Starts Program for Children with Special Needs

The new Tikvah Residential Program creates a more inclusive camp experience for children with special needs as well as their neurotypical siblings. When kids in...
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JCC Kaiserman Camp Rebounds from Adversity, Wins Honor

About 300 children, ranging from infants to age 14, will attend the day camp starting June 27. The camp has about 100 staffers, about...
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Camps ‘Cautious but Calm’ on Zika

Regardless of the degree of medical concern, every camp takes seriously the “health, safety and welfare of every camper and staff member.” WASHINGTON — As...
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Following in Their Footsteps: Continuing the Camp Tradition

Why do Jews love sending their kids to camp so much? And how has the tradition of Jewish summer become more common than attending...
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Mother (And Daughter) Knows Best

Blogging mother-daughter duo Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel hope to help others explore their own relationships with their mothers and daughters. “Fostering love and understanding...
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For These Couples, Second Time’s the Charm

Second (or third, or seventh) weddings tend to diverge from those of first-time spouses. Remarrying Jews may opt for a big white wedding —...
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What the Bar Mitzvah Boy Really Learned

At about the same time that Ben started studying for his Bar Mitzvah, his father started fighting for his life. Ben Ross doesn’t believe in...
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They’re Already Getting Ready for Camp

Bundling up in scarves and sweaters may not get you thinking about sleeping in a bunk in the middle of July, but for the...