Monthly Archives: August 2014

Get Your Feet Wet

Changing lives. The Tuesday night before Get Your Feet Wet begins I tell my staff that we are going to change lives over the next five days. Some of them believe me and some of them look at me like I am crazy. I truly believe it. The alumni staff and current camp staff produce […]

Camp… It does a body good!

It has been getting darker a little earlier every night and there is a chill in the morning air. If any of the boys looked closely they might see a tinge of color in some of the leaves, but I am unsure if any of them have noticed this. There was a trace of collective […]

Time flies!!!

Where did the time go? How is it possibly the last night of camp ?? It feels like we just welcomed all the smiling anticipating faces a short right weeks ago. Even though it was the last day, we are doing activities right up until the end. Some kids took a lunch hike into Cornish, […]

Final Shabbat

We had do much to look forward to on our final Saturday at SLC …. There were 5 B’nai Mitzvah to celebrate at our final Shabbat Services – what an amazing way to end the summer! Congratulations to them and to all the campers and staff who chose camp as their special place to celebrate […]

ALS Challenge Comes To SLC, Topsy Turvey Day, and Club Surprise

It was only a matter of time before the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) arrived at Surprise Lake Camp.  Yesterday, two of camp’s Key Staff, Sheryl and Celia, were nominated, and today a bucket of ice water was dumped on their heads. The girls of Journey’s Way […]

Rain rain go away!

Throughout the day we had a major debate about the All Camp Show. The weather reports were terrible in the morning, but we held on to hope. We had options, we could postpone it until tomorrow, have it Thursday afternoon, or give it a shot for tonight and hope for the best. As the day […]

Tu B’Av, Trips, and Dress Rehearsals

Today our campers celebrated Tu B’av.   According to the Talmud, Tu B’Av was a joyous holiday in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, marking the beginning of the grape harvest.  In modern-day Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love similar to Valentine’s Day.  To celebrate, campers wrote their friends notes of appreciation and were able to […]