The Canteen

The Canteen is a tribute to all things Jewish sleepaway camp. Hosted by the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), this blog is written by campers, alumni, parents, and camp professionals and is a place to talk about parenting, camp fun, projects, crafts, recipes, and more – all tied back to Jewish holidays, traditions and, of course, camp!

18 Mouthwatering Grilled Cheese Recipes for Shavuot

Multiple takes on this comfort food classic for the holiday where the custom is to eat dairy.

10 Reasons Jewish Camps Love Israeli Staff

Celebrating our staff members who come all the way from Israel to spend their summers with us at Jewish camps!

Making Jewish Life Accessible for All

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion in our camp communities.

Friendship Equals Inclusion

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion in our camp communities.

Learning Differently Leads to Better Outcomes

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion ...

What Should We Do When Camp Feels Overwhelming?

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion ...

A Girl and Her Best Friend

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion ...

Meeting Inclusion Campers on Their Level

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion ...

How Our Inclusion Program Changed the Entire Camp Community for the Better

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion ...

Summer Lovin’- Valentine’s Edition- Avi and Justin

Avi Smolen and Justin Rosen Smolen When/how/where at camp did you meet? We met as staff at Ramah Day Camp ...