That summer, I learned that we learn at all ages and stages in our lives. And, we learn a great deal from our surrounding peers and environments. The connections I made in those short two weeks of my first summer had a unique impact on my life then, and to this day hold a meaningful place in my heart.
on May 8, 2013
Despite the popular belief that camp counselors just lie around in the sun all day and teach basketball or dance, the job is so much more than that. The experience that I got in the four summers taught me more about myself and the way I work than I would have had filing papers at an internship.
on May 1, 2013
My wife, Robin, and I have a suburban problem. We recently bought our first house and it features both a formal living room, which I call the living room, and a “family room” which I also keep referring to as the living room. It gets confusing.
on April 25, 2013
By Loui Dobin, Director URJ Greene Family Camp. Loui goes to Israel each April to train and meet the Israelis that will be staff at all of the URJ camps. As I am writing these words, I am on a plane home from Israel. We took off a couple of hours ago and have just crossed the coast of France. Now that we are “feet-wet” over the North Atlantic, I have had a little time to think about my trip. I landed on the eve of Yom Ha’atzmaut and was picked up at the airport by Amira Bar-Shalom, during Yom Hazikaron (Israeli memorial day) just [...]
on April 22, 2013
The first official Earth Day celebration was held in 1970 and is now celebrated in more than 190 countries around the world. Some reports even list Earth Day as the most celebrated secular holiday in the world. Just because Earth Day is celebrated during the spring doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate the earth during the summer.
on April 17, 2013
Every camper has their own spark, something that makes them tick, their burning passion. An ineffable desire that makes them excited to wake up each morning. One action item for the counselors is to help each camper find and ignite their spark.
on April 10, 2013
I was one who hardly knew anyone and couldn’t find my way around camp. At this point in my life, this was one of the biggest chances I had ever taken – and it most certainly paid off! My first summer at GFC allowed me to take a chance and explore new activities and create new friendships and memories.
on March 28, 2013
Coming to camp has many parallels with the Exodus story. When campers get ready for that first summer at camp, they are leaving everything they know; they are leaving home for an unknown land; they have to have faith that it will all work out in the end. (And, no, I’m not saying that our lives at home are Egypt or that parents are enslaving their kids… it’s an imperfect metaphor, but still one that is valuable.)
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