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…

My Camp Family

On 9th June, I was one of several hundred people flying from London to California; I could’ve been anyone, going anywhere. By the time I made the journey in reverse eighty days later, I had become part of a new family. What changed in that time? I had been a staff member at Camp Mountain Chai.…

Summer camp is a great addition to your CV

Here’s an undeniable fact: University summers are long. Almost as long as a semester. And these summers are probably the last time you’ll get 3 months to do anything you want. So, for me, spending those three months experiencing something less than fantastic seems like a waste.   However, at university, it seems that everyone’s…

My Jewish Summer Camp Experience

On the 7th June 2014, as I arrived into camp via a three mile canyon road; off of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, I had no idea that what I was about to experience over the next couple of months, would change my life forever! I was hired as a Sports Specialist/General Counsellor and…

It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later

Throughout the past couple of years, the prospect of working at a summer camp in America was constantly a thought of mine. It is always been a hot topic of conversation with me and my friends as we have been hearing so many previous experiences from friends about their time working at summer camps across…

An Israeli Perspective of Summer Camp

“Love is when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is better than fantasy” For me, that’s the best sentence that describes and defines my experience at camp. Hello, my name is Noam Shinar, I am 27 years old and I’m from Israel. After high school, we get drafted into the army for three…