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Children wearing white during Shabbat at Jewish Summer Camp

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  • We weren’t surprised when a small flock of wild turkeys showed up at camp. After all, Wisconsin is one of the top five states for wild turkeys! Though he is sorely missed, here are some lessons we learned from Felix’s time with us, and the legacy he has left behind.

  • Summer is coming soon, and it’s all I can think about this Shabbat, when I am at home in D.C., dreaming of Massachusetts. Because out of all of the things I love about camp, it’s possible I love Shabbat the most. And as my countdown ticks down, my excitement riles up.

  • When I feel the judgmental emotions or FOMO (fear of missing out) rising inside of me, I remind myself of a lesson I first learned as a counselor at URJ Camp Harlam, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Kunkletown, PA: “Don’t yuck someone else’s yum.” In other words, if someone else likes doing something and it makes them happy, then let them enjoy it – no matter whether or not you like it.