Camp Tel Noar Connection

  • The Lasts That Last

    Six years ago I discovered my now favorite quote, and it’s been saved in my phone ever since. The first time I read it, I knew that it perfectly summed up the feeling I always had a few days before each summer at camp. There was SO much to look forward to, seven weeks ahead […]

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  • It Takes a Village to Raise a Camper

    Camp is an “all hands on deck” kind of place. Head Counselors fill the role of parent, nurse, confidant and tooth fairy. Bunk staff are event planners, mediators and short order cooks. Department heads take on different roles depending on the day’s events and camp’s needs. Job descriptions are fluid, no day is the same, […]

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  • Lost & Found

    In a rough estimate, I’d say 30-45 towels, 4 raincoats, a pair of black high top sneakers, lots of bathing suits and a few pairs of lonely goggles. All lost, all on Lee’s porch and now on the way home to their rightful owners. There’s the logistical, detail-related piece of preparing for camp. Making sure […]

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  • Nice is the Norm

    When I first started working at Tel Noar, one of my favorite things was to ask current and past staff members about their experiences at camp to gain some insight and perspective on what made Tel Noar tick. I heard amazing stories of lifelong friendships, memories about gamedays and Color War, and fun anecdotes about […]

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  • The Good Stuff

    A little over two weeks in and our campers, and this community, never cease to amaze me. I wake up every morning grateful to be a part of this crazy, funny, everchanging family and every Friday afternoon, around noon-ish, I start to reflect on the past week. I’m quickly reminded of the camp-wide movie night […]

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