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Yoga For Youngsters
BY Amy Landsman
March 6, 2014

Ellie Schwartz of Roland Park is only 12 years old, but she’s already an experienced yoga student. Schwartz had a yoga birthday party when she was 8 and has been taking classes on and off since she was 9. Last year, she took part in a week-long yoga camp at Baltimore Yoga Village in Mount CONTINUE »

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Today’s camp food is not what it used to be
BY Ian Zelaya
March 6, 2014

Tug-of-war competitions, ghost stories, bad-movie nights and new friendships are just some of the memories that youths will take from their time at camp. Years ago, when grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and celery were the norm in camp dining halls, food probably wasn’t part of the “remember that time CONTINUE »

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Area camps are doing their best to curb bullying
BY Jonathan Willis
March 6, 2014

I’m a big believer in the transformational power of summer camp. No doubt it’s a belief that stems from my long-ago Santa Cruz Mountain summers spent under the canopy of redwood trees at Camp Swig. In so many ways, camp has had a lasting influence on me; I can even credit my career as an CONTINUE »

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Summer program for Russian Jewish children creates bonds
BY Simone Ellin
March 6, 2014

Growing up in Minsk, Belarus in the 1990s, Olga Cherches knew better than to call attention to the fact that she was Jewish. The post-World War II Jewish community in Minsk was already small but it became even tinier as most Jewish families began to emigrate to the U.S., Israel and elsewhere. In the early CONTINUE »

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In Hebrew-immersion day camps, summer fun is augmented with learning
BY Talia Lavin, JTA
March 6, 2014

It used to be that parents who wanted to expose their children to conversational Hebrew over the summer had to travel to Israel. Now a growing number of American Jewish day camps are offering Hebrew-immersion programs, where kids do the standard day camp activities — swimming, arts and crafts, music, zip-lining and field trips — CONTINUE »