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The Miracle of Camp: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

The Miracle of Camp: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Hanukkah Night 2 | Amber's Miracle of Camp   Halfway up the zipline ladder, he got slower and slower. Then, he turned around with tears in his eyes and defeat written all over his face. He told us he was too scared to go. The fear was taking over, and he was...

Alumni Spotlight: Sara “Rosie” Tesson

Alumni Spotlight: Sara “Rosie” Tesson

Sara “Rosie” Tesson Director of Events and Catering | Refined Hospitality Concepts Camper/Summer Staff Member/Leadership – 2001 – 2015       When were you a staff member at camp and what positions did you hold while you were there? Bunk Counselor...

The Miracle of Camp: How I Learned to Light Fireworks

The Miracle of Camp: How I Learned to Light Fireworks

Hanukkah Night 1, by Zoe Makler As a summer staff member at GFC, the days can sometimes blur together, but some unforgettable staff moments have the power to transform your entire outlook on camp and life. Upon receiving an invitation cordially inviting me to light...

Loui’s New Bring Your Lexus Lyrics!

Loui’s New Bring Your Lexus Lyrics!

If you have ever been to a campfire at GFC, you have heard Loui Dobin’s original song, “Follow Me To GFC!” Last night, on our last Jewish Geography Zoom Racing fundraiser event, Loui premiered some new verses to this beloved song! We are excited to share them here with you, so you can sing along too!

RBG: May Her Memory Be An Inspiration

RBG: May Her Memory Be An Inspiration

The news of Justice Ginsburg’s death stopped me in my tracks Friday evening. Getting the news on Erev Rosh Hashanah felt like a terrible final surprise on behalf of a 5780 that had already brought so many surprises. My thoughts instantly turned to Mindy and the countless young people in our community. Through my work with our Melachim, S’ganim, and Kibbutz units over the summer as well as our teen population at year-round programs and NFTY events, I’ve come to see just how many young people, particularly young women, idolized and looked up to Justice Ginsburg. Sure enough, my Instagram feed was quickly filled with moving images and tributes to “Notorious RBG” from GFC teens and counselors.  

God’s Boxes

God’s Boxes

This week on the blog, Rabbi Erin invites us to reflect on the past year; to hold on to the things that bring us joy and let go of the things that cause us pain. God’s Boxes I have in my hands two boxes Which God gave me to hold. God said, “Put all your sorrows in the...

A Letter From Loui Dobin

A Letter From Loui Dobin

Dear Greene Camp Family, We are about to reach the High Holiday season. In a couple of days, the Jewish calendar will usher in a New Year. We pray that 5781 will bring health, safety, joy, happiness, patience and change for our families, friends, and ourselves. For...

Back to School Blessings

Back to School Blessings

As our campers begin a new year of classes and our camp community looks forward to the year ahead, GFC is gearing up for an amazing 2021 season! There is so much fun to look forward to this year, and we are excited to welcome celebrate everyone's arrival back to...

What Is Jewish Geography Zoom Racing, Anyway?

What Is Jewish Geography Zoom Racing, Anyway?

One of the most surprisingly positive things that has come out of this unusual time has been the connections people have sought out. Being home has given us the opportunity and platform to connect with friends and family regularly, and reconnect with people with whom...