Jewish summer overnight camp has been a powerful force for Jewish continuity for my daughters and for many of their friends. Now grown, having moved out of our home, and living in distant cities they keep their Jewish connections, often by reuniting with their Jewish summer camp friends. They started as the youngest campers and stayed until they were counselors in college.
BTW: Camp Ramah New England at Palmer is celebrating its 60th year, May 19, 2013, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM: All are welcome! http://www.campramahne.org/
Of course there are many different Jewish summer camp experiences, but here is a Jewish summer camp story for teens, Falling in Love, modeled in part on the Camp Ramah experience.
Regardless of what you may think of this story, please encourage your Jewish children to attend Jewish summer camp as a primary vehicle for Jewish continuity.
And watch this blog for news about and excerpts from my upcoming novel for Jewish young adults, The Uncertain Art of Hooking Up, as well as more stories from JewishFamilyStories.com. Also, feel welcome to check out my paperback book for Jewish children: Miracles–stories for Jewish children and their families. (All the stories are available for online at http://www.jewishfamilystories.com/.)
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