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From the Director’s Desk – May 2019

This coming Shabbat will mark the 20th
anniversary of my Bar Mitzvah.  As many of our campers remember, or as
they are experiencing now, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah journey is an incredibly formative
moment in one’s life – truly considering what it means to become a Jewish
adult.  Of course, upon reflection of this important …

From The Director’s Desk – March 2019

NBC’s hit show, “This is Us,” just returned for the Spring season, as it continues to tell the story of the families of three children, all of whom share the same birthday. I was watching a recent two-part episode (spoiler alert!), and there was a dispute between two main characters, Kate and Randall, about remembering …

Reunion Recap 2019

Dear Families,
Happy New Year! Do you ever arrive home after time away and just pause? That feeling of returning to the familiar, the comfortable, is so special. It was powerful to experience that feeling Saturday night as our campers arrived at camp for our winter reunion. It was as though we had never left …

Calendar Letter 2019

I still remember my first climb on our new static tower this past summer. It took most of the summer for me to summon the courage to try it. Even then, I needed the careful prodding and support from our outdoor adventure team to help overcome my fear of heights. Once I made it through …

Alumni Spotlight: Mim Kahn

Alumna, Mim Kahn, recently spoke to a group of community and board members about her 15 years as a camper and staff member at Capital Camps! Read her remarks below:
Over the 15 summers I spent at Capital Camps, I probably lost at least 100 socks, my voice after almost every single Color War …

From The Director’s Desk – February 2019

Every few years, I return to one of my favorite stories of all time: Harry Potter. Each re-read brings with it further depth and understanding of author J.K. Rowling’s characters, plot and meta-commentary, on important themes about choice, life, and destiny. One of the signature components of the story is the sorting ceremony at Hogwarts …

From The Director’s Desk – December 2018

I hope that your holiday season has been filled with light and joy. Yesterday, I returned home from our Father-Son Family Camp – what an adventure! It was a powerful reminder of the impact we can have on families throughout the year, in addition to our summer activities. As we gave Fathers and Sons an …

From the Director’s Desk – November 2018

I fancy myself as someone with diverse interests. On social media, I try to follow varied topics, sources, and organizations to have a well-rounded view of what’s happening in the world. Sports, politics, culture, religion, and food are all some of my common hits. But Saturday night, when I looked at my phone, there was …

Continuing Our Important Work

Dear Friends of Capital Camps,
A few days have passed since the horrific tragedy that took 11 innocent lives in Pittsburgh. We join those around the country – and around the world – in mourning those who lost their lives and in thinking about the loved ones left behind. We wish continued healing to those …

From The Director’s Desk – October 2018

“And there was evening, and there was morning. And God saw that this was good.” Tomorrow, as we prepare to begin the Torah cycle yet again, we will read these prolific words, some of the first that we learn in Hebrew school, Day school, or even at camp. They are, of course, the beginning of …

Fundraisers and Mitzvah Projects

Do you have an upcoming Birthday, Anniversary, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or celebration? Consider celebrating with Capital Camps! Check out the different ways that you can support Capital Camps on your special day!

Start a GoFundMe
Set up a page with details about why you love camp and invite friends and family to support Capital Camps.