How Jewish is Jewish Camp?

For most parents, it is important to consider what factors dictate the Jewish identity of a camp, since the camp experience can go a long way in helping a child form his or her Jewish identity. For many, sleepaway camps provide the best option. Being away from parents can provide children with the opportunity to… Read More

Could It Be Magic? The Transformative Power of Sleepaway Camp

Renowned child psychologist Michael Thompson, author of “Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow,” has written that there are three reasons that the residential camp experience remains so magical: being away from one’s parents; the relationship between campers and counselors; and inhabiting a camp’s “private world with its own… Read More

Big Money Capital Camps awarded $100,000 grant

For its groundbreaking work in the personal and professional development of its staff, a local Jewish summer camp was awarded a signature grant from a leading Jewish education philanthropy. The Covenant Foundation awarded Capital Camps and Retreat Center a $100,000 grant over two years to develop the Institute for Leadership and Learning, a national fellowship… Read More