“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…

“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…

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…

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…