BBYO offers summer program at University of Michigan

BBYO and Summer Discovery, a pre-college enrichment program, have partnered to initiate a business-oriented program for Jewish high school students at the University of Michigan this summer. The two-week program, titled BBYO Michigan Business and Entrepreneurship Institute, was formed to create a program tailored to all Jewish high school students across the country, whether they’re… Read More

The modern-day camp food experience

Tug of war competitions, ghost stories, bad-movie nights and new friendships are just some of the memories that youths will take with them from their time at camp. Years ago, when the norm in camp dining halls was grilled cheese, tomato soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and celery, food probably wasn’t part of the… Read More

Is my child ready for overnight camp?

Summer may be more than 200 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about sending your child to overnight camp. A question on many parents’ minds however, might be: How do I know if my child is ready? The Summer Camp Handbook, a free and online guide to everything you need to… Read More

Camp Moshava takes tikkun olam to a new level

by Simone Ellin While most Jewish summer camps share a commitment to the transmission of Jewish values such as tikkun olam, sustainable living, social justice and inclusivity, Habonim Dror Camp Moshava may be in a class by itself. A Jewish Socialist Zionist youth movement founded 78 years ago, Habonim Dror has seven kibbutz-style summer camps… Read More

A lasting romance

Camp Louise’s director and her husband have a love made in camp heaven by Simone Ellin Camp romances come and go, but in the case of Alicia and Neil Berlin of Owings Mills, Md., the love that grew out of a camp friendship has shaped their lives for more than a decade. In fact, Camps… Read More