Last week, Camp Harlam held its first annual Tikkun O-Camp program on its camp site in Kunkletown, PA. More than 90 campers, parents, grandparents, alumni, Camp Council members and other volunteers came together to do their part in making camp beautiful for the summer of 2013 and to model one of our camp’s valued tenets of tikkun olam (repairing the world). We began our day at the new Girls Camp cabins for an opening ceremony and to thank the Men’s Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for their generous gift to Camp Harlam. Their $10,000 contribution, couple with [...]
on April 19, 2013
By Beth Kanofsky, Sr. Assistant Director of Camp Harlam Shalom from Israel! I have the pleasure of traveling to Israel to be part of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Shlichim Training Seminar this year (and I’ll share an update from that soon). I traveled to Israel two days prior to the start of the training to be here for Yom HaZikaron, Memorial Day and Yom Haatzmuut, Independence Day. After visiting Israel many times, it was powerful to be here for an important observance and celebration. Equally as important, it gave me some extra time to catch up with Harlamites in [...]
on April 12, 2013
By Dani Katowitz, Camp Harlam Staff Member and Olim Fellow Every summer there are so many different types of staff members who comprise our special camp community. Some travel thousands of miles to a place they have never been. Others come back each summer to “pay it forward” to their campers, giving them the most amazing summer, just as their counselors had done for them. Many of these people have never met each other before the first day of staff week. Then there are those of us who were campers, and are now on staff. We know everyone who has [...]
on March 19, 2013
Camp Harlam is built around a strong mission and a set of core values that define the type of institution Camp Harlam strives to be. We are accomplishing great things, from rebuilding three of our Girls Camp cabins and enhancing our facilities to bringing over 50 people to a food drive run by the Jewish Relief Agency, from introducing new programs and “Wow” experiences to our summer planning to host a virtual Shabbat for over 300 Harlamites nationwide. To culminate this productive year, we are holding one final event that combines two of the values we hold so dear: tikkun [...]
on March 15, 2013
By Ari Paskoff, Camp Harlam Alum: Last week, a group of Harlam’s DC area alumni gathered for a delicious Shabbat dinner at the home of our most recent K’far Noar Unit Head, Eric Berman. It was the third installment of our DC Shabbat dinners, and it is an amazing way to keep the camp community connected and every gathering has been an absolute blast for all involved. What started as three post-college, working adults cooking for the local college students has grown into a dinner for Harlam alumni of all ages in the area. It takes a unique community for [...]
on March 11, 2013
This offseason, we have been sharing images of the girls camp cabin renovations each time we have made it up to Kunkletown to see them. This time, we’ve done one better. Now that the cabins are really coming along and there is noticeable difference, we want to share this video with you, our camp community. Enjoy!
on March 1, 2013
In one week, I will celebrate my second anniversary as the Director at Camp Harlam. In most ways, it feels like I’ve been here forever. The experiences of the last two summers and all the work that is going into my third have been so rich and meaningful that it’s difficult to remember a time when I wasn’t part of this incredible community. However, it has not been so long that I can’t recall those earliest days of my transition here, and for that reason I am still as grateful today for the amazing team that I get to work with here as ever before.
- Shabbat Shalom from Aaron Selkow – 8/20/2011 August 19, 2011
- I Fell in Love with Judaism at Camp July 12, 2012
- Shabbat Shalom from Aaron Selkow – 8/6/2011 August 6, 2011
- Coming Together for Tikkun O…Camp May 10, 2013
- The Other Camp that Started in Kunkletown, PA April 19, 2013
- What Does Camp Leadership Look Like? A Look Into the Olim Fellowship April 12, 2013
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