Day 17 of Jewish American Heritage Month: Send the kids to camp



jewish_camp_bbyoThere truly are two types of people in America: camp and non-camp. If you’re the former, chances are that some of your best childhood memories involve hoarding money for canteen purchases, awkward first kisses and running someone’s underwear up the flagpole. Consider giving your kids the chance to run amok for a summer while also building independence, learning teamwork and maybe even meeting the loves of their lives when they’re not terrorizing the counselors (Ramah has a page on romantic success stories). Go to the American Camp Association and Foundation for Jewish Camp websites to find a good fit. After you’ve shipped them off, indulge in your own nostalgia with“Camp Camp,” a compilation of essays, letters home and more awkward photos than you can shake a color war stick at.

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