In Our Own Sight

Campers hiking at JCC Camp Kingswood

As parents, we want to see our kids succeed in all facets of life – whether that is getting into a certain college, establishing themselves in a career of their choice, or empowering them to compete in the global marketplace.  In many ways, our children’s success is the “promised land”.

Posted on June 28, 2016

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The Ultimate Summer Camp Playlist

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Music is a huge part of Jewish camp.  Whether it’s a ruach filled song session or a mix tape playing in the dining hall, each and every camper can distinctly remember the songs that soundtracked their summers. It’s generally a mix of Debbie Friedman and Guster, Fleetwood Mac and Dan Nichols. And every time one of those songs starts to play, memories of summer nights by the campfire come rushing back. 

Posted on June 23, 2016

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How Leaders Assembly is Inspiring USY on Wheels

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One of the great advances for USY Summer Experience in the last few years has been our affiliation of with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Though we are not your traditional bunk and mess hall kind of camp, USY on Wheels, our cross country travel program for teens, has benefited so much from our affiliation with FJC.  Over 100 of our USY on Wheels participants over the past three years have received incentive grants through FJC’s One Happy Camper program.

Posted on June 21, 2016

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