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A MadDog Machon Summer

A MadDog Machon Summer

by Brooke Gerber-Perham, C'23 Advisor Everything, everything will be just fine. These lyrics from The Middle were sung by the CITs all summer long and it rings true. But in reality, everything was so much more than fine. At Camp Kalsman, our Machonikim or CITs...

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Two Claps

Two Claps

To me, this song makes every problem seem so small and insignificant because I am in community with people who love and appreciate me for my gifts and challenges, for all of me.

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The Frozen Chosen at Camp

The Frozen Chosen at Camp

Alaska is far away from the rest of American Jewry. But I have discovered that distance doesn’t matter when it comes to being a creative and compassionate Jewish community. I believe that if Judaism can thrive in Alaska, it can thrive anywhere.

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Coming home, again

Coming home, again

This weekend, we will welcome 30 alumni back home to Jordan Road, the first alumni event at camp in many years. At Camp Kalsman the way we say hello when someone arrives to camp is "Welcome Home!" That's because at camp we are encouraged and given space to be the...

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Leah, Brandon, & Bailey

Leah, Brandon, & Bailey

By Leah Bordman, Staff & Camper for 15 Years Camp friends are the best friends. This could be one of my Six Word Memoirs, which are “a simple way to engage and inspire anyone and everyone to get to the essence of who they are.” (sixwordmemoirs.com) Fifteen years...

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Lauren & Ryan

Lauren & Ryan

By Lauren Fishman, Summer Assistant Director & Staff Member for 10 Years   In May 2021, I started planting the garden up for camp on weekends and after work on sunny afternoons. Not a very glamorous job as I was always covered in dirt and kept forgetting to...

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