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…

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…

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…

The Best Summers Imaginable

On November 2012 I made a decision, a decision I now look back on as one of the best decisions of my life. That decision was to take a big step into the unknown and work at a Jewish summer camp and like most good decisions, was taken on a whim. When people say that…