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Dear Readers,

Published 22 times a year by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

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ccording to the American Camp Association, the first

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organized American summer camp, the Gunnery Camp,

was founded in 1861. Today, the ACA has accredited more than 2,400 summer programs, affecting the summers of millions of participants and staff each year, including camps, counselors and campers right here in Tidewater. What is it about summer camp? What causes the attraction, and for so many, a life-long devotion? Is it the independence that kids gain at a residential camp? Is it the friendships made? Or, perhaps the skills acquired? Or, is it having structured fun without concern about a grade? Perhaps it’s a mix of all of these tangibles and intangibles that makes camp so important in the lives of campers. Today, there are many definitions of camp. Some are traditional day, or residential with rustic accommodations, while others take place in air-conditioned classrooms or on campuses. Some follow the model of general camping activities…swimming, hiking, sailing, arts and crafts…and others are more specific, focusing on a wide variety of topics such as film, writing, science or athletic training. If a child wants to attend camp, whether spending nights at home or sleeping miles away, options abound. Our lead article discusses trends in today’s camps, including lengths of sessions, specialized programs, changes in camp food, and efforts to make it all affordable. Camps that accommodate children with disabilities are becoming easier to find, too, as more and more camps recognize the need—and the benefits. Camps here in Tidewater, as well as throughout the national Jewish camping networks offer options. The information is just a few pages away.

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Attending camp can be life changing for everyone involved, and that includes parents who gain some free time while their campers are away, if only for a few hours a day or for weeks at a time. Our Summer Camp Guide highlights some of our personal favorite camps, and provides information that can help you make summer decisions for the youngsters in your life. Now is a great time to

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how your family chooses camp. And, we

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hope whatever the choice, that it’s fun!

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Jewish camp trend-spotting 10 ways a summer ritual is changing of campers attending for seven, eight or

many

even 10 weeks. Now it is the rare child or

Jewish camps have

NEW YORK (JTA)—Nostalgia about summer

teen who spends the full summer at camp

been redoing their

traditions notwithstanding, Jewish camps

(or at one camp), and most programs offer

menus to make them

have changed dramatically from a genera-

multiple sessions, ranging in length from just

more nutritious and

tion ago.

six days to seven weeks. “Our three-week

environmentally

Camp’s value for Jewish education and

session has always sold out more quickly

friendly: adding salad

identity-building is now a major focus of

than the four-week, and our new two-week

bars, replacing “bug

communal attention. Major Jewish foun-

session has been a quick hit as well,” says

juice”

dations, federations and organizations are

Vivian Stadlin, co-director of Eden Village

offering more vege-

investing heavily in the sector.

Camp in Putnam Valley, N.Y.

tarian fare and even

by Julie Wiener

Many camps have become more intentional about incorporating Jewish learning, Shabbat and Israel into their programming. They’ve also evolved to meet families’ changing expectations and demands: offering a

established

with

water,

planting their own Specialized programs

organic

W

hether a child’s passion is sports,

vegetable

gardens.

the environment, outdoor adven-

ture or science and technology, there’s a

wider range of choices of all kinds (from

Jewish camp for that. An incubator under

food to activity to session length); providing

the auspices of the Foundation for Jewish

more frequent updates and communications to parents; accommodating numerous medical requirements and allergies; and placing greater emphasis on safety and security.

More affordable options

T

in air-conditioned dorms, and Six Points

he Foundation for Jewish Camp recent-

Science blur the boundary between “camp”

ly introduced a new program called

and “summer program,” while programs like

Camp spurred the creation of five special-

BunkConnect that enables first-time camp-

USY on Wheels and Adamah Adventures,

ty camps in 2010 (including Eden Village,

ers from middle- and lower-income families

which operate under the Foundation for

which is focused on the environment) and

to search for a variety of discounted Jewish

Jewish Camp’s umbrella, blur the boundary

another four that will open this summer.

summer camp options. While BunkConnect

between “camp” and “teen travel.”

At the same time, the Jewish camping

The idea is to attract kids who might not

is currently only available in the Northeast,

field is becoming more professionalized. The

otherwise consider a Jewish camp and to

New England and Mid-Atlantic regions of

camp director’s job is shifting from a season-

show them they can combine their pas-

the United States, the foundation hopes to

al gig to year-round career, and counselors

sion with Judaism. Increasingly, established

expand it in future years. In addition, the

are receiving more intensive training.

general-interest Jewish camps are adding

One Happy Camper Program, initiated in

specialty tracks and electives. For example,

2006, offers grants for all first-time campers

camps generally haven’t interacted much

the New Jersey Y camps offer a science

regardless of need. So far, 50,000 children

with overnight camps, nor have they

program and various sports programs, while

have received One Happy Camper grants.

received the same level of attention from

Ramah in the Poconos has run basketball

Plus, most Jewish overnight camps offer

Jewish communal leaders or philanthropists

clinics and a tennis academy.

financial aid.

as their sleep-away counterparts. That is

With all this change in the Jewish camp world, here are 10 specific trends: Shorter sessions

O

nce upon a time, summer camp meant the entire summer, with the majority

W

hile the Conservative movement’s Camp Ramah has long operated

both day and overnight camps, Jewish day

changing as this year, for the first time, leadHealthier food Serving healthy, locally sourced food is a

Broadening definition of camp

W

ers of Jewish day camps are being included

hile rural settings and rustic accom-

in the bi-annual Leaders Assembly of the

modations are still the norm, two

Foundation for Jewish Camp. The founda-

specialty camps—the Union for Reform

tion is finalizing plans with UJA-Federation

some specialty camps

Judaism’s Six Points Sports Academy and

of New York to establish an incubator devel-

like the new health-

Six Points Science & Technology—are locat-

oping six specialty day camps in the region.

and-wellness-focused

ed on boarding school campuses, and

In addition, the Union for Reform Judaism

Camp Zeke and was a

another, the 92nd Street Y’s Passport NYC,

is opening its first day camp this summer.

component of Ramah

is in the middle of Manhattan. Passport

Meanwhile, the philanthropic group Areivim

Outdoor

Adventure

NYC, in which participants choose among

is funding Hebrew-immersion day camps

from its beginnings

tracks in culinary arts, film, fashion, musi-

throughout the United States.

in 2010. In addition,

cal theater and music industry, and live

part of the mission of

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Day camps brought into the tent


Inclusion of children

institutions such as synagogues and day

weekend. A number of camps “got into the

with disabilities

schools. These partnerships often involve

business just trying to use the facility more,

n estimated 13 percent of children

sharing staff members under the auspices

but it wound up being a great recruiting

A

have some sort of disability, but only

of new programs like Ramah Service Corps

tool,” says Foundation for Jewish Camp CEO

two percent of Jewish campers do, accord-

and the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Nadiv

Jeremy Fingerman. Several camps also host

ing to research conducted last year by the

initiative. In addition, camps within easy

sessions specifically for families of children

Foundation for Jewish Camp. The Jewish

commuting distance of major metropolitan

with disabilities. While traditionally mar-

camping world wants to make the camping

areas or in temperate regions or with win-

keted to camp-age kids and their parents,

experience accessible to more children with

terized facilities are increasingly hosting a

Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, national director of

disabilities, including them at regular camps

range of family/community programs in the

the Conservative movement’s Camp Ramah

wherever possible, rather than segregating

off seasons: Eden Village, just 50 miles north

network, says several Ramah camps are con-

them at separate facilities. The foundation

of Manhattan, runs a home-school program

sidering adding sessions for Ramah alumni

is currently working to raise $31-million for

and weekend family/community programs

with younger children. “It’s a relatively inex-

a multi-pronged effort to serve more such

throughout the year, while nearby Surprise

pensive family vacation,” he notes.

children by offering relevant staff training,

Lake Camp, in Cold Spring, N.Y. runs High

revamping physical facilities to make them

Holiday services and Passover Seders. Camp

accessible, and creating vocational edu-

Ramah Darom in Georgia runs a week-long

cation and life-skills training programs at

Passover retreat.

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Jews, a wide range of Jewish communal

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Jewish camps welcoming more children with disabilities children

with

disabilities

attend Jewish overnight camps.

by Julie Wiener

N

EW YORK (JTA)—In the late 1960s, when husband-andwife team Barbara and Herb Greenberg first decided to create a Jewish overnight summer camp program for developmentally disabled children, it was hard to find a camp willing to host it. Camp directors thought such a pro-

offered at several Ramah camps. Knopp says the foundation would like

to helping in the office to assisting in babysitting programs for the children of

The foundation recently hired a

to double the number of children with

full-time professional, Lisa Tobin, to focus

disabilities attending Jewish camps over

At the Ramah camps in California and

on special needs and is hoping to increase

the next five years and ultimately have

Wisconsin, participants are placed in jobs

significantly the numbers of children with

children with disabilities make up 10 per-

in nearby towns, giving them training and

disabilities served over the next decade.

cent of the total campers.

experience that will help them find year-

camp staff.

While the 2013 survey found more camp-

To reach that goal, the foundation

ers with disabilities attending camp than

plans to provide grants enabling more

“It’s extraordinary to watch them inter-

the foundation had anticipated, the dis-

camps to hire senior professionals with

act with their employers,” Cohen says.

abled

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expertise in special needs, while also help-

“They’re thrilled to do jobs other people

percent of children—is still considerably

ing them train their entire staffs in best

see as drudge work but that make them

underrepresented among the 75,000

practices in working with children with

feel productive.”

North American children attending Jewish

disabilities.

population—an

estimated

overnight camp each summer.

round jobs.

Asked about the Foundation for Jewish

“In some models, you have one expert

Camp initiative, Cohen says, “It’s fantastic

gram would make other campers and

The study also found that 93 percent

at the camp who deals with all issues

that the foundation has dived into this

staff uncomfortable, and that parents of

of parents of special-needs campers were

related to disabilities, and that’s not a

area.”

non-disabled children would see the pres-

satisfied or extremely satisfied with their

good situation,” Knopp says. “The whole

ence of disabled children as a potential

child’s Jewish camp experience, but that

staff needs to be well trained.”

danger.

most camps do a poor job of marketing

The foundation also wants to provide

are able to receive a Jewish education

and publicizing their programs for children

funding for accessibility-related capital

and feel part of the Jewish community,

with disabilities.

improvements and equipment at 15 camps

he says.

But in 1970, the director of the Conservative movement’s Camp Ramah

For many children with disabilities, camp is one of the few places where they

of New England agreed to try it, and the

“Even if you say that a nice proportion

Tikvah program http://www.campramah.

of the camps are offering opportunities

org/content/specialneeds.php was born.

for kids with disabilities, it’s a handful of

“What we’re hearing from camps and

they’d have fun and make friends. I didn’t

Now Tikvah serves 250 children in nine

kids each session,” says Abby Knopp, vice

families is that children are aging out of

realize you’d be nurturing his soul and

Ramah camps throughout North America

president of program and strategy at the

the programs that do exist, and the big

sending him back as a committed Jew.”

and offers family-camp and vocation-

Foundation for Jewish Camp. “People’s

question on the minds of a lot of camps

But the children with disabilities and

al-training programs.

hearts are in the right places, but we’re

is what to do now for them,” Knopp says.

their families are not the only beneficiaries

While Ramah was a pioneer in the field

not doing enough as a field. We know

“Other teens are moving on to leader-

of inclusion programs, Cohen says.

of inclusion—serving disabled children at

from parents that there are not enough

ship training and Israel trips, and there

“It has a sensitizing effect on people

regular camps rather than segregating

opportunities.”

are no opportunities for their peers with

and makes an important statement about

disabilities.”

the community you serve,” Cohen says,

and to create 10 new camp-based vocational training/life-skills programs.

Tikvah parents, he says, frequently tell him, “I sent my child to your camp so

them at separate facilities—today more

The foundation is working to raise

than 50 Jewish overnight camps, including

$31-million to implement a multi-pronged

Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, director of the

noting that tutoring a Tikvah girl for

all Ramah and Union for Reform Judaism

initiative focusing on staffing and training;

National Ramah Commission, whose

her bat mitzvah inspired his daughter to

camps, accommodate some children with

making more facilities physically acces-

Tikvah program has vocational train-

pursue a career in special education.

disabilities, mostly serving kids with cogni-

sible and supporting the development

ing programs at several camps, says

“Once you’ve run a program like this,

tive impairments and autism.

of more camp-based vocational educa-

participants perform a variety of camp

you realize you don’t have an alterna-

A Foundation for Jewish Camp study

tion and life-skills training programs for

jobs depending on their abilities, rang-

tive,” he says. “You must. It’s just a

last year found that approximately 2,500

young adults with disabilities, such as one

ing from setting tables in the dining hall

responsibility.”

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New Reform camp combining science and Judaism by Julie Wiener

NEW YORK (JTA)—At most Union for Reform Judaism overnight camps and youth programs, girls account for at least half, if not more, of the campers. Outside the Orthodox community, Jewish institutions often struggle to attract and retain boys. But finding boys is not a problem for URJ’s Six Points Sci-Tech Academy, one of four new Jewish specialty camps opening this summer. (The others are a business and entrepreneurial camp, a nutrition and fitness camp, and a sports camp.) Instead, the biggest challenge facing the camp in Byfield, Mass., is recruiting girls: Of the 70 campers registered so far, fewer than 20 are female. “One of the things I’ve been shouting from the rooftops is that this is a program

say, ‘I’m a scientist, so I don’t believe in God.’ But you can have both. Judaism can inform our decisions as discoverers and explorers. We can use robotics in a discussion about repairing the world because robotics is being used a lot in medicine and in creating prostheses.” Despite the science focus and the academic setting—the kids live in dorms rather than cabins—Kellner says Sci-Tech is more camp than summer school. “When the kids get up in the morning, they’re going to have morning singing,” he says. “There will be traditions in the dining hall, athletic programs, evening programs, campfires, special days and trips. It will have a camp feel, and certainly we’ll celebrate Shabbat with dinner, song and dancing.” In contrast, he says, “with many academic programs you get a course from one thing to the

Tech’s director.

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At Sci-Tech, located on the campus of the Governor’s Academy boarding school, participants choose from four tracks: robotics and engi-

is

more

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