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Social networking is nothing new to Jessica Alter.

She was doing it before it even became a phrase. Or a career. And it all started when she was 7 years old, as a Tamarack camper. Camp brings people together, and just like so many others, Jessica made lifelong friends. Even though she didn’t realize it at the time, she was also learning life … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Last Night of Camp

Dear Families of Camp Maas, In a summer full of highlights, last night added more to the reel! Immediately after dinner, the curtain opened on the “All-Camp Play,” Moana, which entertained every village and was met by thunderous applause and standing ovations. Following the production, music played – and we expressed appreciation to campers that … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Circus Day

Dear Families of Camp Maas, A little rain didn’t stop the circus from coming to town.  Yesterday morning, the Brighton Side campers – Shiffman, Applebaum, Fishman, and DeRoy, along with Atid and Avodah, gathered inside the gym to play midway games such as sponge toss at the counselors, face painting, fake scars (compliments of the clinic), a cake walk, … Read more

A Day In The Life of Alaskan Campers

Wow! After completing our second backcountry of this trip, the Kesugi Ridge in Denali National Park, we traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska. After a long drive on the bus, we made it to Fairbanks. Following breakfast, we spontaneously spent the day in Pioneer Park, enjoying the historical aspect of the small town within. We continued our … Read more

4-Day Kennedy Canoeing

Today we are on the bus heading back from our four-day canoe trip. It was so much fun! On our first day, we went to Agree Outpost Camp and it was such an amazing experience seeing what another outpost camp looked like. When we got there, they were all so welcoming and nice. They gave … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Introducing…The Farber Farm!

Dear Families, “And on the 8th day, G-d looked down on his creation and said ‘I need a caretaker,’ so G-d made a farmer.” I spent my winter months talking to a lot of people about our Farber Farm.  During staff interviews I described in detail what they would see when they entered camp this … Read more

The Return to Agree Outpost Camp

This is Madison Cunnien, a 2nd year Agree camper, writing on behalf of everyone here at Agree Outpost Camp. Today we returned our 8-day backcountry hiking trips. We hiked the entire Coastal Trail of Lake Superior Provincial Park. We had perfect weather. It only rained once while we were asleep. We saw some beautiful sights … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Shabbat

Dear Families of Camp Maas, Emotional.  Camp is very emotional. And, especially at camp, time flies — and emotions soar. Within the blink of an eye, our Mini C session has ended.  In the midst of so many smiles, mixed with tears, our campers returned home from home — with greater independence, enhanced confidence, a bit taller … … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Dream and Shine

Dear Families of Camp Maas, Opening ceremony on the first night of camp is one of my favorite events. Second night show is my second favorite. Campers get together, their eyes wide open, excited to meet their staff, supervisors and specialty areas.  They are introduced to the greatest summer song so far “Dream and Shine,” … Read more

From the Backcountry to Jackson Hole

We have just arrived in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming after coming back from our three-day backcountry trip. On this backcountry, the campers were split up by genders where they experienced bonding and a combined 14 mile hike over the span of 3 days. Before the backcountry the campers traveled to Idaho, where they saw amazing … Read more