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Gratitudes & Transitions 0

Gratitudes & Transitions

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in From the Blog

We are grateful to work and partner with an amazing team of professionals. Please join us in welcoming our new Camp Directors, Beto and Christine, and our new Development and Logistics Associate, Martee!

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The Sights & Sounds of Camp 0

The Sights & Sounds of Camp

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in From the Blog

The sights and sounds of Camp Newman are unmistakable. All around, camp is in full swing and chanichim (campers) spend their days seeking fun, playing at the breicha (pool), waiting in a long line for ketchup in the chadar ochel (dining hall), exploring the world around us in teva (nature), learning Israeli dances in preparation for Shabbat, and much, much more.

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Dear 4088 Porter Creek Road

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in From the Blog

A poem to our community by a Hagigah camper. And a letter to Porter Creek by a faculty member & longtime alumna. Both reflecting on camp yesterday and today - and finding that the things they used to complain about are now what they miss the most.  

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Top 12 Photos of the Week! 0

Top 12 Photos of the Week!

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in From the Blog

We got to make campers feel at home during the Hashkiveinu prayer! Chalutzim enjoyed the beautiful sunset! Avodah modeled the items left in the lost and found! We learned that banana’s are the best and...

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Changing Camp Culture in a #metoo World 0

Changing Camp Culture in a #metoo World

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in From the Blog

As the #metoo movement emerged last fall, I kept thinking – how will we talk about this at camp? How can we utilize the safe space of camp to teach campers about this unfortunate reality of our world? Camp is a place where people feel safe and accepted, yet, like anywhere, this cultural reality creeps in and influences our behavior here as well.

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