I miss you, but I will miss camp more!

I miss you, but I will miss camp more!

The night before the 2nd session of camp started, and we were putting our 8-year-old first-time camper to bed, she looked at my wife Nicole and I and said, “ I’m not ready…I need a few more days at home before I go.”  To be fair, while I went to many camps...
More Than Just the Activities

More Than Just the Activities

During the hectic chaos of an Ultimate Frisbee game, I saw three campers chatting away next to the Gaga pit. As I walked over, I overheard them talking about video games, obscure history facts, and their favorite board games. As I joined the conversation, I saw that...
Being Welcomed Home Into Judaism

Being Welcomed Home Into Judaism

When I posted a generic ‘seeking a summer job’ post on my Facebook page in March 2021, I never expected that what would come from it would be so meaningful. Within 20 minutes of posting, I had a message from my rabbi, Lexi, in my Messenger inbox asking me if I would...
More Magic

More Magic

I needed more magic. I had so looked forward to that since the last time I was at camp in 1998 (I think) for the 35th reunion, but after COVID19 begun I knew that things would be changing – even if only for this year – but they would be changing. There are other...
Chalutzim Pod Counselors

Chalutzim Pod Counselors

Chalutzim Unit Head [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]Sarah Bate Hi! My Name is Sarah Bate! I am from Mount Laurel NJ, but have been living in New Orleans for 2 years. During the year I am the Director of...
Maskilim Boy Pod Counselors

Maskilim Boy Pod Counselors

Maskilim Unit Head [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]Josh Balkin Hi! I am Josh Balkin and I am from New Orleans. I am so excited to be the Maskilim unit head this summer! I was a 10 year camper (plus Kochavim)...