Camp Tel Noar Connection

  • Through the Lens of Camp

    A picture says a thousand words, and when you haven’t seen your child in person for a couple of weeks, I can imagine that the perfect shot of your camper can say a few thousand more. Each day, I spend at least one or two periods jumping from activity to activity, checking in with campers, […]

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  • Camp Works

    Each week I carve out time to sit down, take a deep breath and look back on a week well spent. Some weeks I can’t find the time, and other weeks I struggle to just find the words. Sometimes, my speechlessness is because of exhaustion, but mostly because each week leaves me in awe. I […]

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  • Camp Time, Our Time

    In just a little more than 24 hours we’ve unpacked, settled in, gone kayaking for the first time, gotten our mixed table assignments, had our first BBQ as bunks, made 2500 gummy bears (we don’t mess around) from scratch in our Master Chef elective, gone swimming, written a letter home, made a friendship bracelet, met […]

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  • Easily Extraordinary: Introducing Mitzvah Projects

    Every year, a few Cohen Campers do something I consider extraordinary: they set up their own camp fundraiser, inviting friends and family to give to their camp’s Scholarship Fund. They do this in place of gifts for their bar or bat mitzvah, or for their birthday. Cohen Camps Alumni do it, too, as a way […]

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  • First Followers, Second Home – Written by Ben Jacobson

    I still remember the first time a camper corrected me on the rules of Wic Wac Woe. Will Lichtenberg and I first played Wic Wac Woe (Wizard Tic Tac Toe) on a whiteboard during staff week, inventing spirit points, fire mages, and orcs of destruction after getting sick of tying in every game of tic […]

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