Tag - Jewish Summer Camp

The Chill Zone – A sensory space that makes sense at camp

By Lori Zlotoff Due to the thoughtful work of our professional staff and a generous grant, Camp Harlam was able to provide a new space for campers to “take a break” – a concept that is hard to come by in the residential camp setting. At home, when life becomes overwhelming or a child needs some alone time to decompress, they may retreat to...

Show Me Your Girl Power

By Val Weisler I’ve been at Ramah Nyack since I was in 3rd grade. The rocky cobblestone pathway was my road to the place I call home and the gesher was a magical transportation between one side of it and the other. When we’d drive past camp during the year, I’d make my mom turn off the music and I’d stare out the window, itching for an...

Release of “A connection, not proficiency: Survey of Hebrew at North American Jewish summer camps”

Photo Courtesy of Ramah day camp in Nyack The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University released a new report today authored by Sarah Bunin Benor, Jonathan Krasner, and Sharon Avni. From the report: This report is part of a larger study, “Hebrew at North American Jewish Overnight Summer...