Tips for a Successful Summer

Tips for a Successful Summer

Tips for a Successful 1st Summer We are so excited to welcome your camper “home” to Camp Kalsman for their first summer at camp! Camp Kalsman is a warm, inclusive place full of new friendships, growth opportunities, and inspiring, creative Jewish moments....
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...
Two Claps

Two Claps

by Lyn Strober-Cohen, Kalsman Alum and ’23 Kesher Counselor This iyyun, or introduction to a prayer, was offered during Shabbat of Session Aleph, and it resonates every Shabbat here at camp. Last year, almost exactly one year ago, I said that the “two...
The Frozen Chosen at Camp

The Frozen Chosen at Camp

by Rabbi Abram Goodstein As the Rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom in Anchorage, Alaska I have experienced many wonderful opportunities to be part of a beautiful and tight-knit Jewish community. Alaska is far away from the rest of American Jewry. But I have discovered...
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...
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...