Jewish Journal

A camp with a big heart

by Leslee Komaiko

March 26, 2015 | 12:40 pm

Longtime camper Joshua Weisman flew in a small plane as part of a Camp Chesed event. Photo courtesy of Camp Chesed

For the past seven summers, Hilary Kip’s twin boys have attended Camp Chesed, a Reseda-based program for kids with special needs... read full article

  • Skills-focused camp program takes summer to the ‘Max’

    by Elyse Glickman

    March 26, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Jewish summer camp is full of tradition, but that’s not stopping Kibbutz Max Straus in Glendale from rolling out Kibbutz Explorations, four special core...

  • With launch of four new camps, specialty sector is booming

    by Gabe Friedman, JTA

    March 26, 2015 | 11:54 am

    When his new camp opened last summer, Greg Kellner suspected he needed a morning ritual different from the traditional flagpole gathering at many Jewish...

  • Summer camp for all

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    March 26, 2015 | 11:43 am

    Like many children and teenagers, Michael Rosenbaum of Los Feliz sees going to summer camp as a highlight of his year.

    He relishes the outdoor...

  • A day in the life of Jewish summer camp

    by Leslee Komaiko

    February 5, 2015 | 12:27 pm

    Think summer camp is all fun and games? It is those things, but there’s a lot more to it. Just talk to some of the many veterans — from a camper to a...

  • Want to send your child to camp, but short on cash?

    by Kylie Ora Lobell

    February 4, 2015 | 3:39 pm

    The benefits of Jewish summer camp are well documented — but so are the costs when it comes to parents’ wallets. 

    The good news is a variety of local...

  • Adventure camping on the coast

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    February 4, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    Summer camp options just got a lot more creative for Jewish teenagers on the West Coast.

    As part of an effort to broaden opportunities for high-school...

  • Amid increased scrutiny, risk, camps address teen sexuality

    by Elicia Brown, JTA

    February 4, 2015 | 2:39 pm

    The counselors didn’t approve but preferred not to meddle. According to the bunk’s “hook-up competition,” each teenage girl was supposed to mark a space...

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