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It’s A Camp Thing

By Zachary Goldberger, Returning Counselor and Cornerstone Fellow There is something about cleaning a wet bed or getting the ‘who-knows-what’ off the floor that bonds two people together. Even by just having to be around another person for the entire week of staff week creates an adhesive bond between people.  And of course beyond that, those bonds are built even stronger by spending six weeks together counseling children and coaching sport majors.  Being a camp counselor is something I value and do for the experience and the positive impact I can make on the kids. I also do it for […]

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18 Things We Love About 6 Points Sports Academy

It is hard to believe that staff has been here for almost six weeks, and campers have been here for either one, three, or even five weeks. This got me thinking. Why not make a list of 18 things we all love about camp

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Shabbat Message from David – Making Ordinary Moments Extraordinary

By David Kaplan, Assistant Director This week, we began our final session for the summer. Also this week, we began reading the final book of the Torah, Devarim. This week in Torah, Moses recounts to the Israelites their instructions: to enter the land of Canaan by crossing the Jordan River. As Moses evaluates the 39 years since the Israelites left Mt. Sinai, he reminds the Israelites that he was never able to lead them alone. He often turned to the wise among the the people for help, especially as the Israelites multiplied in number.   I have recently found myself […]

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Why Our Camp Values Matter

By Hilary Gugig, Returning Counselor, Cornerstone Fellow, and Communications Assistant Every day of each session, our campers learn a different Jewish “Value of the Day.”  These “Values of the Day” have been mentioned numerous times throughout the blog this summer, but we felt it was important to fully explain them and their meaning to us here at 6 Points Sports Academy.  There are six core values that are taught every session of summer: Community (Kehillah), Respect (Kavod), Wellness (Shmirat Haguf), Courage (Gevurah), Compassion (Rachamim), and Teamwork (Shutafut).  The other values that are taught in different sessions throughout the summer include: […]

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Camp Teaches Us Valuable Lessons

By Alyse Feldman, Returning Counselor and Cornerstone Fellow  Although many people don’t consider working as a counselor at a summer camp a “real job,” there are so many things that we learn as counselors, especially here at 6 Points Sports Academy, that can help us when we land that dream job and enjoy success in the rest of our lives.  These lessons and skills are wide and varied, and include, but are definitely not limited to, the following things: Patience. There are few things that I’ve found to be more difficult in my 20 years than standing up in front […]

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Celebrating Shabbat at a Sports Camp

Shabbat Shalom from 6 Points Sports Academy!  Some people wonder what we do, as a Reform Jewish Sports camp, to celebrate the Sabbath. Here at 6 Points Sports we make sure that Judaism is integrated into all of our athletics, and vice versa. Shabbat is no exception! On Friday nights, the 6 Points Sports Academy community comes together in our Shabbat whites–in order to welcome the Sabbath bride–for services, song session, and s’mores at the campfire.  We hear a d’var from a member of our community and the anticipation builds as we wait to hear the Torah read on Saturday […]

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Shabbat Message From Alan – Welcoming Guests

By Alan Friedman, Camp Director Shabbat Shalom!  I would first like to welcome the 6 Points Sports board members who are joining us this weekend for Shabbat and our Tikkun Olam 5K.  It is a pleasure to have you all here and I hope you have a wonderful weekend experiencing the magic of 6 Points Sports Academy firsthand!  I would also like to recognize our Founding Chairperson, Earl Ferguson; our incoming Chairperson Scott Winters; URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs; and Director of Youth and Israel Programs Paul Reichenbach; all of whom are also joining us this weekend.  We are excited […]

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How 6 Points Sports Celebrates Maccabiah!

Here are some of the basics of how we run Maccabiah here at 6 Points Sports Academy!

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