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    The_Cool_Jew
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    Anyone went to Camp Kol Torah in Wickliffe, Ohio or know anything about it? How much learning is there? How yeshivish are the kids there?

    #977523

    YW Moderator-18
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    From what I hear it is very yeshivish. I believe Peekskill Yeshiva goes there.

    #977524

    The_Cool_Jew
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    *BUMP*

    #977525

    popa_bar_abba
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    I don’t know much, but I hear that the son of the guy who runs it is brilliant, worldly, highly educated, and incredibly good looking.

    #977526

    Ender
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    PBA: you are correct about three of the four

    #977527

    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    *BUMP*

    Please anybody have some information?

    #977528

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    I do have more information. His son (the son of the son) says very clever things. And his wife makes some mean shabbos cooking.

    #977529

    Camp Kol Torah usually gets a lot of Lakewood boys. They are pretty Yeshivish, and the Head Staff are true B’nai Torah and professional Mechanchim.

    They promote themselves as a learning camp. A lot of emphasis is placed on the leaning there. However, in practice, it is not the same as it used to be.

    #977530

    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    However, in practice, it is not the same as it used to be.

    Meaning?

    #977531

    They hire Rabeim for the learning, as apposed to counselors like some other camps. But most of them are not professional experienced Rabeim, like you might have in a New York area learning camp. They are more like “learning on the job” Rabbeim.

    Night Seder is not too serious. The morning learning is O.K.. Those who want to learn can, in most shiurim. I do not think they learn as many hours as some learning camps. And the learning is not as intense or serious as it used to be.

    The Mesivta program there is better. It is run by real Mechanchim and B’nei Torah. Most years, they get a good group of Bochurim, but not always.

    #977532

    Yserbius123
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    <quote>Not the same as it used to be</quote>

    Err…. It was like that 20 years ago when I first went. It later became even more learning oriented by having the oldest bunks (Prishus and Tzidkus) as kind of a quasi mechina where learning is in place of first activity.

    It’s still a rather Yeshivish camp. I don’t think that they have an all-white shirt policy, but it’s pretty much what most counselors and campers will be wearing during davening and learning.

    edited four years later upon request

    #977533

    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    Thank you, anonymouschochom and Yserbius123.

    #977534

    Wow, how did I miss this topic?

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