Music, and particularly Jewish music, is so important to me at camp because it has been through this music that I have discovered and developed my own Jewish identity. As a songleader, I love that I now have the ability and responsibility to encourage this love for Jewish music in my campers.
The counselors that I have had that I looked up to the most are the ones who made me feel confident in myself and who cared and appreciated me for who I am and that’s what I want to show my campers. I want them to know that it’s ok to be yourself and not ...
Posted November 3, 2017
At the beginning of the most recent, “This American Life” radio show, Ira Glass (host), recounts an impressive experience he had on a cross-country flight. He tells the story of Anne, the pilot, who captivated the passengers’ attention with her comedic routine and whimsical approach to the pre-flight announcements. At the core of her remarks ...Read More
Posted October 27, 2017
We checked in with Rachel Sonenthal and Daniel Strauss, a Capital Camps couple
When did you attend Capital Camps?
We’ve almost lost count of all of the years we’ve spent at camp! Daniel went for 11 years starting in 1995, and I went for 13 years (I think!) starting in 1996 with a few ...
Posted October 26, 2017
I don’t usually like driving. The traffic, the waiting, the stop lights. Not for me. But, every so often, I have the privilege of driving from Washington D.C. to camp. Weaving through the beautiful Catoctin mountains is such a treat at any time of year, but especially this one. As I headed up US-15 just ...Read More