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Camp Is The Happiest Place on Earth

Camp Is The Happiest Place on Earth

It is said Disney World is the happiest place on earth. For some, it is. For me, the campers, staff, and alumni of GFC know of an even more magical place... right through the gate at the end of Smith Lane. For some, this is their first summer, and for others it's...

This is What We’re All About

This is What We’re All About

I have been around Jewish summer camp my entire life. My wife, Shannon, has not. In 2019, I brought Shannon to GFC for the first time, and this summer, I have the pleasure of bringing my daughter as well. I am so thrilled to be able to share my love of Jewish camping...

Camp Is Back

Camp Is Back

It’s incredible to think and reflect on the last 15 months. Between camp’s own year-round programs like Family Retreat or Spring Camp and rental groups, it’s very rare to find a quiet weekend on camp. But for the last 15 months, in a departure from the norm, camp has...

Camp is the Shabbat of the Year

Camp is the Shabbat of the Year

Something we say all of the time at GFC, is that "Camp is the Shabbat of the year." While this statement always rings true, it holds more weight this summer than it has ever before. Shabbat is the 7th day - the day of...

One Month ‘Til SUMMER!

One Month ‘Til SUMMER!

t’s hard to believe that we are just one month away from our first session opening day! Here are our top five tips to start preparing for camp: Practice writing letters! One of the many special things at GFC is that our campers write letters to their friends and...

Blessing Our Campers

Blessing Our Campers

This past weekend, our summer leadership team gathered  (virtually) for the first time to begin training for summer. Unit heads, song leaders, activity directors, camp care team, and full - time director team spent hours at virtual camp.  The joy was palpable. The...

Blessing Our Campers

Blessing Our Campers

This past weekend,  our  summer  leadership team  gathered  (virtually) for the first time to begin training for summer.  U nit heads, song leaders, activity directors, camp care team, and full - time director team spent hours at virtual camp.  The joy was palpable....

Tikkun Olam – Hand in Hand

Tikkun Olam – Hand in Hand

This week on the blog, Assistant Director, Ethan Lane-Miller, writes about the power behind teen/adult partnerships in taking action to repair the world.   In addition to my work as an Assistant Director at Greene Family Camp, I have the special opportunity to...

GFC Spotlight: Drew Beckelman

GFC Spotlight: Drew Beckelman

Some of the greatest lessons that I have learned in life have come from camp. Greene is a super special place to meet life long friends, grow up, learn about yourself, become independent, and learn to be a leader in the community. In my seven years as a camper, I have...

Interconnectedness and Camp

Interconnectedness and Camp

Over the past few months, I’ve been studying mussar, a Jewish virtues-based approach to ethics and character development, with camp professionals from a variety of Jewish camps. This week, we studied areyvut, interconnectedness. In sharing with each other all the ways...