These kids want to look up to you and want to be like you – they admire everything you do so don’t feel pressured, just be yourself and you will be amazing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I have now finished staff week and have been blown away by what CBF have been able to create, every day I am excited for the 3:30pm camp start[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_column_text] Last summer I travelled to California to be an inclusion counsellor at an American Jewish summer camp. From day one I fell in… Continue reading These kids want to look up to you and want to be like you – they admire everything you do so don’t feel pressured, just be yourself and you will be amazing

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These kids want to look up to you and want to be like you – they admire everything you do so don’t feel pressured, just be yourself and you will be amazing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] These kids want to look up to you and want to be like you – they admire everything you do so don’t feel pressured, just be yourself and you will be amazing[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_column_text]Talia Newmark At camp I worked as a counsellor for 9 year old girls. This meant that I spent all day everyday… Continue reading These kids want to look up to you and want to be like you – they admire everything you do so don’t feel pressured, just be yourself and you will be amazing

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There is something about sleeping on a cold Malibu beach, waking up damp from the sea with wet hair and clothes, that brings you really close to the people around you

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] There is something about sleeping on a cold Malibu beach, waking up damp from the sea with wet hair and clothes, that brings you really  close to the people around you [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Summer Goodkind On the first day of camp, Talia and I were picked up from the airport and driven to the campsite in… Continue reading There is something about sleeping on a cold Malibu beach, waking up damp from the sea with wet hair and clothes, that brings you really close to the people around you

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The main lesson I learnt at camp is that nothing is embarrassing as long as you’re enjoying yourself whilst doing it

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The main lesson I learnt on camp, that nothing is embarrassing as long as you’re enjoying yourself whilst doing it [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Maddie Buchi   This time last year I was stressing out about A levels, attempting to balance out all of my revision and on top of that, trying to plan how I was going… Continue reading The main lesson I learnt at camp is that nothing is embarrassing as long as you’re enjoying yourself whilst doing it

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“You think you can’t change someone in just 10 days, yet the change we all saw was un-doubtable”

I am a first year general counsellor at Tamarack Camps in Michigan, going into the unknown I was nervous yet excited about. I felt I had no idea what I was doing, and was worried about how I would be a good counsellor. It took no time at all before my skills were tested, and… Continue reading “You think you can’t change someone in just 10 days, yet the change we all saw was un-doubtable”

“It didn’t take me long to realise that camp is my second home and the people here are my family”

Earlier this year I finally made the decision to fulfil my dream of working at a Jewish summer camp in America. One day after handing in my thesis and finishing university for good, I embarked on the journey to Denver. I had no idea what was about to happen but camp has changed me for… Continue reading “It didn’t take me long to realise that camp is my second home and the people here are my family”

Summer Lovin’ Camp JCA Shalom

Summer Lovin’ In the past month; I have sung new songs, learnt new dances, engaged in (funny but slightly bizarre?) camp traditions, over-eaten extensively on carbs, engaged in various debates ranging from topics of world peace and our effects on the environment, to the best Disney film made and an ongoing question of is water… Continue reading Summer Lovin’ Camp JCA Shalom

From Kenya, to Surprise Lake Camp

I am Brigit from Kenya and this is my first experience at being at camp. At first it was not so easy considering the fact that I knew no one apart from communicating with some few key staff prior to camp. When everyone arrived all the fellow counsellors seemed to know each other and the… Continue reading From Kenya, to Surprise Lake Camp

Country Roads, Take me Home… to Emma Kaufmann Camp!

It’s now been three weeks since I’ve been back at the place I call my second home. It’s funny how I never thought I’d end up in West Virginia let alone love it! Throughout the year I wondered what it would be like returning but in reality it feels like I never even left. From… Continue reading Country Roads, Take me Home… to Emma Kaufmann Camp!

Camp JCA Shalom – Abi Rodin

It was no surprise to any of my friends or family when I told them that for the fourth summer I was going to hop on a plane in London to my second home in the Malibu Mountains. The first summer I came here, I was terrified. People were dancing around during the birkat hamazon… Continue reading Camp JCA Shalom – Abi Rodin