Summer 2020 was full of community, fun, and Judaism. The unconventional detail of it being through the screen allowed for some of our staff alumni who haven't been able to be at camp for the past few summers to "come back home", and join our other eager staff and...
Shavua Tov! Last week, Kalsman Virtual Havdalah was beautifully led by some of our Kesher campers from last summer. The emotions we are all feeling of missing camp, while all the same feeling incredibly thankful for our Kalsman community was so wonderfully...
Kalsman’s Head Songleader, Jacob, recounts how a songleading “flub” led to a personal “aha” moment.
“Being a role model in of itself is a task most can handle, but putting a Jewish spin on it takes a mensch.”
Joey K, one of our current Machon, or Counselors in Training (CIT), writes to future CITs, reflecting on his decision to apply to the program and how that decision has led him to what has already been an incredibly rewarding summer.
Sarah Moody, our Machon Director, talks about how she was able to feel the magic of Camp Kalsman over her years at camp. After a few summers away, Sarah is so excited to be back and pass that magic along to the future of Kalsman, our Counselors in Training.
As Bet Coogarim and Nitzotzot depart camp until next summer, our Katan Unit Head and long-time staff member Lauren reflects on how her time at camp over the years has helped shape the Jewish traditions she carries with her into the “real world”.
“I was a waterfront specialist at Camp Kalsman for the past three years so I have been on the lake more times than I can count. It continues to be one of my favorite places on camp.”
Reflecting on what camp has given me, I value the friendships formed with these people in a small corner of Washington state, and part of me just wants to count the days until I can reunite with them all again.