Claire Winthrop is the youth engagement coordinator at CJP. In her role, she works with congregations, youth engagement professionals, Jewish overnight camps and volunteers. She is also the wife of a former Young Judaea camper and the mother of a Camp Ramah camper. They live with a dog named Bailey (who thinks he’s a person) in Sharon, where she volunteers on the board of Temple Sinai.
School is over and your child decides they DO actually want to go to Jewish overnight camp. It is still possible in 10 steps (or less)!
The clock ticks like an old-fashioned kitchen timer in our heads. It counts down the weeks until the school year routine ends. Next stop? Camp?
Mike Klau, of Temple Sinai, Brookline, describes the explosive, interactive way URJ 6 Points SciTech delivers a new kind of Jewish Overnight Camp experience.
Tie-dying, four square, s’mores, candle making, and drumming! I feel like I’m at camp! I'm in the social hall of the synagogue where I work.
At this time of the year, people claim there's magic in the air. Some say camp has it too. Is it really there or can we explain it with...
It's November and it's not exactly T-shirt weather, so why does anyone want to put their camp T-shirt on?
Ask anyone what they love most about Jewish overnight camp and they will say the people. Efraim Yudewitz, Director of Camp Tel Noar, is one of those people. Read...
Camps are no longer islands, leaving parents to wonder (translate: worry) about what their children are doing. Some camps email, others post blogs. Camp Avoda blogs.
Olim means “going up” which made sense as our bunks were in the woods at the top of a big hill. But Olim means so much more.
Fenway Park is Mecca to many. It has history, spirit, tradition, pride, and embodies competition. Hmmm. What else do I know what has those secret ingredients?
Camp Tevya is one of the Cohen Camps. It is co-ed and is located in Brookline, New Hampshire. Director Mindee Meltzer reflects on Passover and camp.
You went to Jewish Overnight Camp in the 70s, 80s or 90s, or watched campy movies. You have an impression of what camp was. Fast forward to today!
Show us the power of camp to make life-long friendships! Post a picture of you on our FB page www.facebook.com/cjpcamp and tag your camp friend or friends in it. The...
Ellie's take on Leaders Assembly. Together camps, funders, and year-round professionals gathered in the spirit of making Jewish camp rich and meaningful.
Four years ago. I woke with the sunrise, walked through the gates of the farm, and proceeded to wrap my tefillin around my arm and my tallit around my head....
Do Jewish Overnight Camp Directors celebrate Thanksgiving at together at camp? Ummmm...No! But at each of their celebrations they think about camp; giving thanks for campers, counselors, parents and...
We're sharing this with the permission of Rabbi Jillian Cameron: If you want to find out more about camp and meet Jillian, come to Camp For A Day ( on...
Thirty-two summers at Camp Pembroke. That’s how long Dani, Marissa and Stephanie have been there, combined, that is. Who are they? They are counselors, of course. Why do they do it?...