The summer of 2012 marks an important moment in time for Camp Harlam. This is not a new camp; we have generations of history here in Kunkletown. But we see this summer as a critical period for us to take stock of all of our success in the past and show the true strength of this place; the power and potential of this Reform Jewish Movement; the capacity of its leadership; and the tremendous Kehillah Kedoshah (sacred community) that was built here and will survive for all time.
on June 29, 2012
on June 27, 2012
The first day of camp is like nothing else. As this was my 31st time doing this (as a campers, summer staff member or professional), you might think it would get old and tiresome. But, in fact, it’s still just as exhilarating. Maybe even more today than in many years, I woke up this morning poised for the beginning of a great new season.
on August 19, 2011
[This week’s “Shabbat Shalom from Aaron” was originally a wrap-up of our final week, looking at what “The End” really meant to the season. But last night – during one of the seminal programming moments of the session – natural forces brought about a more powerful thing to reflect on. Enjoy…] Dear Families: I am the new Director and – based on what 1,100 campers have been saying to me throughout the summer – I am the person that “canceled Maccabiah” at Camp Harlam. Maccabiah, our traditional Color War program that has been a major favorite for decades, divides the campers and [...]
on August 6, 2011
Dear Families: I was still a relatively young camp director in 2000 when I received an e-mail from a colleague about something that was “…going to take camps by storm”. Steve Baskin had started a company called “ILuvCamp” and their big idea was to offer camps a chance to help our families feel connected to their child’s summer home by allowing photos to be securely and simply updated to our web site. Some of us had been toying with this idea already, but we had struggled with the technology and other related concerns that would have to be addressed to [...]
on July 30, 2011
Dear Families: Did you know that Camp Harlam has the largest tables of any camp* in its Chadar Ochel? These monstrous wooden dining hall slabs fill the room that we eat in for each meal, and they make it difficult at times to navigate throughout the aisles to find your seat and deliver food. I first saw these tables in January when I took my inaugural trip to camp as the new Director, and when we entered the Chadar Ochel, I was immediately taken aback by their size. I explained to my guides that day that these were the biggest [...]
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