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Camps & NFTY

Camps & NFTY

Summer 2019 is BIG! 0

Summer 2019 is BIG!

Posted on Nov 9, 2018 in Camps & NFTY, From the Blog, Youth & Family

Summer 2019 is a BIG summer for Greene Family Camp. We are looking forward to everything great about summer camp – trying new activities, meeting new friends and reconnecting with those from previous summers, and celebrating our Judaism together in a sacred community. We are so excited to let you know about SO MANY NEW THINGS happening at GFC this year and this summer – we aren’t quite sure where to start!   This month, we broke ground on the Goldberg Performing Arts Center, an 85,000 square foot auditorium that will easily be able to accommodate an audience of more than 600 people! The theater has a frontal stage and can also be set up for theater-in-the-round. With trusses for lighting, scenery, and sound – the Goldberg Performing Arts Center will truly elevate our performing arts programming. Not only will those interested in performance and acting find their spotlight, but participants interested in technical theater will also find a place to learn more and truly contribute to our productions at camp. This center willbecome an essential location for worship, performance, and play at Greene Family Camp. We are renovating our STEAM center to become the Epstein Science and Technology Center – a state of the art science, technology, engineering...

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Introducing Sydney Benator, Our New Kitchen Manager 0

Introducing Sydney Benator, Our New Kitchen Manager

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 in Camps & NFTY, College Life, From the Blog, Lifecycle, Youth & Family

Five years ago, I decided to leave my family, my dogs, and my Jewish community behind to attend the University of Texas at Austin to study Nutrition and Dietetics and fulfill my goal of becoming a Dietitian. I was determined to have a fresh start and create a new identity for myself along with gaining as much experience as possible to get to my dream job.

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Why We Love Fall Camp 0

Why We Love Fall Camp

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in Camps & NFTY, From the Blog

After a summer of fun, it's hard to return to normal life. Late night conversations over flashlight in your cabin, s'mores by the campfire, singing stars in the sky under a sky full of stars...back to school just doesn't compare. And for those that haven't experienced a summer at camp yet - it's hard to truly quantify the magic. Camp can be scary for those who have never been - where will you sleep? How's the food? Can you be away from home for a full summer?

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Finding My Place at Camp 0

Finding My Place at Camp

Posted on Jul 22, 2018 in Camps & NFTY, Defining Reform, From the Blog, Interfaith, Youth & Family

When I started the summer, I wasn't really sure why I volunteered to be faculty this summer. I am a Jew by Choice and a Jew of Color and while my home congregation, Temple Emanue El in Dallas,  is a wonderful place, I have had trouble feeling like a part of the community. These past several months I have felt a sort of rift between me and the religion I love. I don’t always get a chance to celebrate Shabbat or the holidays because I don’t always have a place to go.

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Shabbat ShaPOOL: Thinking Creatively in the Heat 0

Shabbat ShaPOOL: Thinking Creatively in the Heat

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in Camps & NFTY, From the Blog, Shabbat, Youth & Family

Second Session is off to a great start at GFC this summer – we have had an incredible first week! Our campers bring so much energy, fun and spirit to the entire community. This week, in addition to the many activities the campers choose each day, we celebrated Earth Night and learned about our farm at camp, planted seeds, and heard from master gardeners in our area. Campers have been riding horses, jumping in the pool and lake, and are continuing to build the lifelong friendships they create at camp.

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