June 13, 2013 1:04 am at 1:04 am #609636
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?June 13, 2013 7:17 am at 7:17 am #977523
From what I hear it is very yeshivish. I believe Peekskill Yeshiva goes there.June 13, 2013 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #977524
*BUMP*June 14, 2013 4:32 am at 4:32 am #977525
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.June 14, 2013 4:51 am at 4:51 am #977526
PBA: you are correct about three of the fourJune 14, 2013 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #977527
Please anybody have some information?June 14, 2013 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #977528
I do have more information. His son (the son of the son) says very clever things. And his wife makes some mean shabbos cooking.June 16, 2013 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm #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.June 16, 2013 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm #977530
However, in practice, it is not the same as it used to be.
Meaning?June 17, 2013 4:02 am at 4:02 am #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.June 17, 2013 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #977532
<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 requestJune 18, 2013 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #977533
Thank you, anonymouschochom and Yserbius123.October 6, 2013 5:36 am at 5:36 am #977534
Wow, how did I miss this topic?
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