Category: Camp Tel Noar

  • 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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  • Healthy Campers Make Happy Campers

    With only days remaining until camp, we are busily preparing many areas of camp. From our Kitchen to our Waterfront, and everything in between, so much goes into the function of camp…and so much about the success of our summers comes from the partnership with our counselors, Senior Staff and, of course, our parents! Our […]

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  • Is That My Camper’s Elbow?

    I don’t think I understood how important it was to parents to “see” their child during their time at camp until I was a counselor. It was my fourth summer on staff, and I was at home on my day off. I hadn’t yet had the chance to see all of the pictures being taken every day and […]

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