[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 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 [...]
on July 2, 2011
Dear Families: When you drove up to camp on Wednesday with your children for the start of our 2011 camp season, you started a chain reaction. Your decision to send a child to Camp Harlam in 2011 was the first step, and this was followed by their arrival here and introduction to new and old friends and counselors. Then, after you left, we saw groups forming all over camp – Units and Villages, cabins and peers – followed by the start to the First Session at Camp Harlam. Then the camp routine began, campers running and laughing and swimming and [...]
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