Author: Becca Goldman

  • Eleven Years Later – Written By Danny Fier

    Each summer, on the final night, our camp community gathers for one last time on the shores of Sunset Lake. Hugs are given and tears are shed, but the most powerful part of the night is the words that are spoken. Danny Fier said it perfectly, with all of camp sitting before him, and the […]

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  • 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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