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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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All Hands on Deck – Fingerprint Mosaics at Camp Newman 0

All Hands on Deck – Fingerprint Mosaics at Camp Newman

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in From the Blog

This summer at Camp Newman Isaac and I were asked by Rabbi Allie Fischman to help create some new tallitot (prayer shawls) to be used when the counselors bless their campers on Friday nights. We were tasked with finding a way for each eidah (session) to work together to create a single tallit, at the same time giving each camper and counselor a chance to contribute in a personal way.

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