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Daily Newsletter – July 31, 2019

Good morning from Capital Camps!

Imagine walking through Olympic Park during the Summer
Olympics. To your right, world-class sprinters warming up for what could be the
biggest race of their lives. To your left, crowds streaming inside the arena,
eager to see megastar Simone Biles amaze on the tumbling mat. Looking …

Daily Newsletter – July 23, 2019

Good morning from Capital Camps!

Yesterday was an amazing first day of 2nd

We welcomed first-time campers, as well as campers who have
returned to camp summer after summer.  Regardless of whether they arrived
at Camp yesterday for the first time or the 10th, campers stepped

Daily Newsletter – July 14, 2019

Good morning friends of Capital Camps,

In the Torah, we learn that Shabbat is a gift; it is our weekly respite
from the hustle and bustle of the every day.  This gift is especially
valuable at camp, as we spend our days running around in the sun from activity
to activity …

Daily Newsletter – July 12, 2019

Good morning
from Capital Camps!

There is a
small plaque in my office with the following message: “Sometimes, good people
make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they are bad people – it means they are

I wonder if
this is what God was thinking in this …

Daily Newsletter – July 11, 2019

Good Morning Friends of Capital

has experienced many changes since I first began working here in 2011
as a cabin counselor. I’ve seen the Health Center physically
moved to a different
location, new cabins built in each village, and the building of our Welcome Gazebo to embrace
the opportunity …

Daily Newsletter – July 10, 2019

Good morning from Camp!

As you can see at the bottom
of our daily newsletter, Capital Camps’ programs are filled with joy and fun.
Our staff work hard to shape engaging experiences, create memories that the
campers will cherish for years. What you can’t see from the titles of our
evening …

Daily Newsletter – July 9, 2019

Good morning from Capital Camps!

When Kaufmann Village set out for
our two-day trip to Ohiopyle, PA, I was clear with our campers and staff when
each of us might be uncomfortable or need help.  I made sure everyone
understood that it was our job, as a community, to support each …

1A Daily Newsletter – July 5, 2019

Good morning from Camp!

It’s hard to believe that 12 days have come and
gone.  It seems like just yesterday that
our campers were stepping off the bus into a new experience with hopes,
excitement, and maybe a little trepidation. 
It seems like just yesterday they were participating in icebreakers,
meeting …

Daily Newsletter – July 5, 2019

Good morning from Camp!

My favorite show of all time is NBC’s “The West
Wing.”  A drama from the early 2000’s, it’s witty, it’s funny, and most
importantly, it introduced me to “The Walk and Talk.”  Throughout the
show, while the White House staff rapidly move through the halls, many
important …

Daily Newsletter – July 3, 2019

“You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither
are you free to desist from it.” – Rabbi Tarfon

Good morning Friends of Capital
Camps – and greetings from Houston!

The above quote by Rabbi Tarfon
mirrors the intention with which we began our service trip here …

Daily Newsletter – July 2, 2019

Challenge by Choice…

…but Participation is Mandatory.


Good morning Friends of Capital Camps!

With a new summer season of ropes course activities at
Capital Camps officially underway, we are settling in to our comfort zone at
the course and enjoying the …

Daily Newsletter – July 1, 2019

Good morning Friends of Capital

The Leaders-in-Training (LIT)
program at Capital Camps is a comprehensive leadership development program for
entering 11th graders.  The experience kicks off with four days
in Disney World, followed by workshops and hands-on leadership opportunities
back at camp.

The #1 question I am …