20 Seconds of Courage

Posted August 4, 2015 by

By Dan Baer, Camp Operations Director Nine of ten startups fail within the first 3 years of their inception.  Of those, 42% fail because the market doesn’t desire the product or service that they are providing.1  The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs famously said, “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until […]

The Business of Baseball

Posted August 4, 2015 by

By Anna Smith, Business Specialist Today was our third session’s trip to Denver and Boulder. The campers in general are always excited about these trips and today was no different. The day started out with a bus ride to the Red Rocks Amphitheater. This amazing outdoor venue is carved into giant red rocks and is […]

Happiness – The Fuel That Drives Me

Posted August 3, 2015 by

By Bill Crotty, Head Counselor Never in a million years would teenage me have thought, “I would really love working with teens.” I didn’t go to overnight summer camp as a teenager, and I didn’t think kids like me could start a business. Playing video games or sports consumed my childhood and I assumed I […]

Six Words

Posted August 1, 2015 by

By Dan Baer, Camp Operations Officer According to a popular legend, Ernest Hemingway was a guest at the famous Algonquin Round Table. He was challenged by the authors and playwrights to craft the shortest story possible. He had them all place bets. He took a napkin and wrote on it, “For sale: baby shoes, never […]

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Posted July 31, 2015 by

By Jordan Steifman, Judaic Educator I laugh harder and more often at camp than anywhere else. There’s something contagious about this happy, goofy atmosphere where, no matter how tired I might be from a long day, I can’t help but to be in high spirits. To me, having the ability to be silly and to be […]