Dear Rabbi Joel, A few months ago,when many in-person camp experiences were officially canceled, including all Ramah camps, you put into words what I struggled to express: "The Things We Will Lose." You quantified “the unquantifiable emotional losses of a cancelled summer,” man … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to My Camp Director: “The Things We Have Gained”
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Here is what early research on Jewish teens and young adults tells us. By Nila Rosen As a researcher, I always seem to have a question falling out of every pocket. How many perplexing and unanswered questions do we have about this pandemic? Too many: How exactly have we … [Read more...] about How are Teens and Young Adults Coping Through this Pandemic?
By Danny Herz The atmosphere was incredible, the crowd was electric, and the tension was palpable. It was the fall of 2007. Two great high school teams were competing in front of a sold-out crowd at a college basketball arena. As the head coach of one of the participating … [Read more...] about Collaborating with the Competition: Everyone Wins!
By Yakov & Estee Fleischmann “We can’t handle that kind of volume!” the FedEx employee said. For the first time in Camp Stone’s 50 year history, we were unable to open. But we didn’t just lock the front gate and say, “See you all next summer.” Our commitment to ext … [Read more...] about Nothing is Impossible: Creating Our Own Destiny
By Aaron Hadley Typically, we spend 10 months of the year planning our summer at Camp Ben Frankel. While each year is different and special, we have a baseline understanding of which programs, activities, and experiences will give campers and staff an incredible summer. But … [Read more...] about Beating Screen Fatigue and Creating Camp Magic