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November 27, 2018

EKC First Day

BY Aaron Cantor

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November 27, 2018

EKC First Day

BY Aaron Cantor

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November 21, 2018

The Centers of Our Communities, Every Day

BY Rachael Speck

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November 21, 2018

The Centers of Our Communities, Every Day

BY Rachael Speck

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October 19, 2018

New Leadership Team at Emma Kaufmann Camp

BY JCC Team

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October 19, 2018

New Leadership Team at Emma Kaufmann Camp

BY JCC Team

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September 9, 2018

An Exciting Year Ahead

BY Rachael Speck

Rosh Hashanah presents us with an opportunity to reflect on ourselves and think about what we want for the upcoming year. One of the prayers we say on Rosh Hashanah is that the entire world will come to a deep…

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September 9, 2018

An Exciting Year Ahead

BY Rachael Speck

Rosh Hashanah presents us with an opportunity to reflect on ourselves and think about what we want for the upcoming year. One of the prayers we say on Rosh Hashanah is that the entire world will come to a deep…

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August 17, 2018

The Magic of Camp Continues

BY Rachael Speck

On Tuesday, August 7, camp ended.  After the buses pulled away, camp was quiet.  There was an eerie, sad feeling as I looked around at empty cabins, a still lake, and a bare flagpole.  I enjoy my quiet meals in…

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August 17, 2018

The Magic of Camp Continues

BY Rachael Speck

On Tuesday, August 7, camp ended.  After the buses pulled away, camp was quiet.  There was an eerie, sad feeling as I looked around at empty cabins, a still lake, and a bare flagpole.  I enjoy my quiet meals in…

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August 5, 2018

First Experience & Final Memories

BY Rachael Speck

Do you remember the very first time you spent the night away from your parents?  Away from your own house.  Away from your own bed.  For our First Experience campers, this week is that first time.  This week is full of firsts for these…

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August 5, 2018

First Experience & Final Memories

BY Rachael Speck

Do you remember the very first time you spent the night away from your parents?  Away from your own house.  Away from your own bed.  For our First Experience campers, this week is that first time.  This week is full of firsts for these…

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August 2, 2018

Maccabi Color War!

BY Sam Bloom

It used to be just 1 day.  Then it got bigger, and we added more activities, and now its two days.  Two days of relays, competitions, tug of war, rock paper scissors, dodgeball,  sabra “foam-en”, sham battles, dancing, captains climbing the…

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August 2, 2018

Maccabi Color War!

BY Sam Bloom

It used to be just 1 day.  Then it got bigger, and we added more activities, and now its two days.  Two days of relays, competitions, tug of war, rock paper scissors, dodgeball,  sabra “foam-en”, sham battles, dancing, captains climbing the…

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July 29, 2018

An Exciting Week 2!

BY Sam Bloom

When I was a camper, one of the most exciting parts of coming back to camp every summer was getting to do a new activity whenever I moved up into a new unit.  When I was in Kineret, I couldn’t…

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July 29, 2018

An Exciting Week 2!

BY Sam Bloom

When I was a camper, one of the most exciting parts of coming back to camp every summer was getting to do a new activity whenever I moved up into a new unit.  When I was in Kineret, I couldn’t…

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July 25, 2018

Staff Camp Fire

BY Brooks Weaver

Last night at Emma Kaufmann Camp, it was another staff “meeting” night.  However, we affectionately call these “events.”  Because a “meeting” happens in a board room.  We don’t do board rooms at camp!

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July 25, 2018

Staff Camp Fire

BY Brooks Weaver

Last night at Emma Kaufmann Camp, it was another staff “meeting” night.  However, we affectionately call these “events.”  Because a “meeting” happens in a board room.  We don’t do board rooms at camp!

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July 22, 2018

Sharing That Flagpole Feeling

BY Phillip Gelman

Every morning I have the privilege of leading flagpole.  This is not a responsibility I take lightly.  The vibe of the entire camp day starts at flagpole.  Therefore, I always try to make it funny, interactive and meaningful.  You all…

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July 22, 2018

Sharing That Flagpole Feeling

BY Phillip Gelman

Every morning I have the privilege of leading flagpole.  This is not a responsibility I take lightly.  The vibe of the entire camp day starts at flagpole.  Therefore, I always try to make it funny, interactive and meaningful.  You all…

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July 18, 2018

Session 2 Staff Motivation

BY Sam Bloom

What a great first 3 days of Session 2!  The weather has been absolutely perfect.  This has made for lots of fun in lake, pools, ropes course and more.  Campers started their first chugim this week, Sabra had story time…

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July 18, 2018

Session 2 Staff Motivation

BY Sam Bloom

What a great first 3 days of Session 2!  The weather has been absolutely perfect.  This has made for lots of fun in lake, pools, ropes course and more.  Campers started their first chugim this week, Sabra had story time…

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July 15, 2018

The First Day

BY Rachael Speck

So many emotions on the first day of camp.  Feelings of excitement as campers return to their home away from home and are reunited with friends.  Feelings of nervousness as campers leave their parents for 3 weeks.  Anxiousness as new…

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July 15, 2018

The First Day

BY Rachael Speck

So many emotions on the first day of camp.  Feelings of excitement as campers return to their home away from home and are reunited with friends.  Feelings of nervousness as campers leave their parents for 3 weeks.  Anxiousness as new…

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July 11, 2018

The Staff Journey

BY Sam Bloom

As we wrap up Session 1, we think about the end of the camp journey for our Session 1 campers.  The next 72 hours create a different kind of vibe in camp.    For campers, it’s their last chance to spend…

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July 11, 2018

The Staff Journey

BY Sam Bloom

As we wrap up Session 1, we think about the end of the camp journey for our Session 1 campers.  The next 72 hours create a different kind of vibe in camp.    For campers, it’s their last chance to spend…

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July 8, 2018

International Staff Impact

BY Stephanie Buzza

Every summer, we have several staff members from Israel, England, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, and Ireland who travel thousands of miles to work for us as specialists and counselors. I have the privilege of interviewing and hiring these staff each…

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July 8, 2018

International Staff Impact

BY Stephanie Buzza

Every summer, we have several staff members from Israel, England, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, and Ireland who travel thousands of miles to work for us as specialists and counselors. I have the privilege of interviewing and hiring these staff each…

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July 1, 2018

A Meaningful Shabbat

BY Rachael Speck

Shavua Tov!   It feels great to say that after the amazing Shabbat weekend we had here at camp.  Shabbat is one of my favorite times of the week.  It’s a time for us to slow down, to reflect on the…

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July 1, 2018

A Meaningful Shabbat

BY Rachael Speck

Shavua Tov!   It feels great to say that after the amazing Shabbat weekend we had here at camp.  Shabbat is one of my favorite times of the week.  It’s a time for us to slow down, to reflect on the…

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June 27, 2018

Making An Impact

BY Sam Bloom

I am always looking for ways to make our staff realize the impact they have on their campers.  We talk a lot during staff training week and throughout the summer about being role models.  Perhaps the term “role models” is one we…

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June 27, 2018

Making An Impact

BY Sam Bloom

I am always looking for ways to make our staff realize the impact they have on their campers.  We talk a lot during staff training week and throughout the summer about being role models.  Perhaps the term “role models” is one we…

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June 24, 2018

A Glimpse Into Week 1.

BY Brooks Weaver

We spent all of staff training talking about “transferring the feeling.”  That indescribable feeling we get at camp.   As we wrap up our first week, I can tell you the feeling in this camp right now is exciting.  Excitement over…

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June 24, 2018

A Glimpse Into Week 1.

BY Brooks Weaver

We spent all of staff training talking about “transferring the feeling.”  That indescribable feeling we get at camp.   As we wrap up our first week, I can tell you the feeling in this camp right now is exciting.  Excitement over…

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June 20, 2018

SIT Israel Experience 2018

BY Sam Bloom

In the summer of 2009 and 2010, we welcomed our First Experience and Sabra campers to EKC, as they began to embark on their Emma Kaufmann Camp journey.  They were “little-pishers” back then, as they started to create the lifelong…

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June 20, 2018

SIT Israel Experience 2018

BY Sam Bloom

In the summer of 2009 and 2010, we welcomed our First Experience and Sabra campers to EKC, as they began to embark on their Emma Kaufmann Camp journey.  They were “little-pishers” back then, as they started to create the lifelong…

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June 17, 2018

First Day of Camp – We are Family!

BY Sam Bloom

Sun. Chicken Nuggets.  36.  Free Swim. Old friends.  New Friends.  Happy staff.

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June 17, 2018

First Day of Camp – We are Family!

BY Sam Bloom

Sun. Chicken Nuggets.  36.  Free Swim. Old friends.  New Friends.  Happy staff.

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June 13, 2018

Staff Week: Leadership, empowering campers and… 4 days until camp!

BY Sam Bloom

Lake livin’, cookout, training, paint night, bowling, chugim, sikkums, swimming, basketball leagues, cooking,  learning, sharing, creating relationships, community building, program planning, reconnecting to camp, reconnecting to each other, and making new friends. All in a staff training week’s work at…

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June 13, 2018

Staff Week: Leadership, empowering campers and… 4 days until camp!

BY Sam Bloom

Lake livin’, cookout, training, paint night, bowling, chugim, sikkums, swimming, basketball leagues, cooking,  learning, sharing, creating relationships, community building, program planning, reconnecting to camp, reconnecting to each other, and making new friends. All in a staff training week’s work at…

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June 10, 2018

What’s New?

BY Rachael Speck

“Hey, Rachael. What’s new at camp this year?” It’s a question I get every year.   At the end of each summer, our team sits around the table and talks about what we want to change for next year.  By November,…

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June 10, 2018

What’s New?

BY Rachael Speck

“Hey, Rachael. What’s new at camp this year?” It’s a question I get every year.   At the end of each summer, our team sits around the table and talks about what we want to change for next year.  By November,…

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June 6, 2018

Transfer the Feeling: The Beginning of Summer 2018

BY Sam Bloom

Transfer the feeling.  What feeling?  That feeling we all get when we drive into camp for the first time each summer.  As we crest over the hill and get a first view of the ball fields, there are butterflies, nerves,…

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June 6, 2018

Transfer the Feeling: The Beginning of Summer 2018

BY Sam Bloom

Transfer the feeling.  What feeling?  That feeling we all get when we drive into camp for the first time each summer.  As we crest over the hill and get a first view of the ball fields, there are butterflies, nerves,…

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