Summer Camp

by | Mar 11, 2016 | Other News

Dear Readers,

With so much to say about, reminisce about and learn about summer camp, there never seems to be a shortage of articles and topics for the Jewish News annual camp section.

We begin this year with a fun piece about famous people and their Jewish overnight camp experiences. Yes, it’s fun to know that Sheryl Sandberg attended camp where my daughter worked last year!

Keeping up with the “Campsteins,” today’s camps constantly strive to improve their offerings—from the programs and staff to the facilities. Climate-controlled cabins, culinary arts and extraordinary field trips are just a few examples of the enhancements being added. The article on page 20 mentions a few.

Different from just a few decades ago, summer camp can be for everyone, including those with special needs. Our article on Camp JCC’s Shadow Program highlights its inclusivity and the importance of making camp memories possible for all children.

Today’s camps come in so many options that there’s bound to be a place for every single child. For those who want to get away, there are overnight camps near and far. And for those who want to stay at home, there have never been more possibilities. From learning to sail to mastering the stage to improving study skills to exploring the outdoors—there absolutely is something that is bound to appeal to every child and to every budget.

If you are in the market, we hope this section offers some tips. If not, we hope it suggests fond memories of your own camp days.

Terri Denison