April 22, 2021 10:28 am at 10:28 am #1966946aryehsonnenbergParticipant
Would love to get positive input into camps. I’m not aware of them at all.
It shouldn’t be over the top in gashmiyus.April 22, 2021 11:18 am at 11:18 am #1967042
Camp ohr shraga is a great learning camp for mesivta bochurim they went on trips after first Seder
There was sports too (after a second Seder)
When I was there there were well known rabbanim (Rav Nesanel Quinn ran it, Rav leibel Katz was the posek, Rav Zelig Epstien was there, and even Rav Zev Smith was there)
Not sure how it is now though being that Rav Quinn, Rav Epstien, and Rav Katz were נפטריםApril 22, 2021 11:18 am at 11:18 am #1967044lowerourtuition11210Participant
Camp Aguda. Ferndale, NYApril 22, 2021 11:19 am at 11:19 am #1967045Little FroggieParticipant
Do you really expect things leading to Lashon Hara will go through, especially this week of לא תלך רכיל?April 22, 2021 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm #1967071bp27Participant
Your son is in 10th Grade and you know nothing about camps “at all”? Where has he been every summer until now, in a closet? Don’t mean to be rude, but most boys have been in camp since at least 5th Grade.
Where are his friends going? Most boys want to go with their friends. (Unless in this closet you have had him locked up in he has no friends.)April 22, 2021 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm #1967068yaakov doeParticipant
Wouldn’t it be wise to ask your son’s Rebbe?April 22, 2021 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm #1967051lowerourtuition11210Participant
who says it is loshon harah?April 22, 2021 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm #1967116ujmParticipant
CA: Is Camp Ohr Shraga also known as Veretzky?April 22, 2021 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #1967186
It’s a Torah v’daas campApril 22, 2021 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #1967154GadolhadorahParticipant
BP27’s advice is right on point. Unless your bochur is very “social” and makes friends easily, he will be much happier going where he knows at least a few other campers. After getting a few suggestions along those lines, perhaps check with his rebbe regarding any red flags on the ruach of the camp.April 22, 2021 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1967204Little FroggieParticipant
I heard that Camp <REMOVED> is bad in Ruchnius. Then again Camp <REMOVED> doesn’t have good sports. Camp <REMOVED> doesn’t have good food. The best camp for your son would be Camp <REMOVED> – it’s really great.
p.s. I’m the director there..April 22, 2021 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1967214takahmamashParticipant
“Where has he been every summer until now, in a closet? Don’t mean to be rude, but most boys have been in camp since at least 5th Grade.”
Maybe he hasn’t gone until now because, believe it or not, there’s no actual halacha that says one must send children to a sleep-away camp.April 22, 2021 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #1967224meir GParticipant
we have plenty of opinions here in the coffee room on anything & everything
but BP27 is correct we need background info to help u?April 22, 2021 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #1967241
Who says it’s a father and not the kid himself
This was his second post in 4 years and in the first one he tells people to come to ramat beit shemesh, so it’s possible he moved but highly doubt he’s in 10th gradeApril 22, 2021 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #1967247Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
takahmamash +10April 22, 2021 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #1967255commonsaychelParticipant
skip camp, take him out to see the wonderful world hashem created or send him on one of those traveling camp and he would say mo rahbu mesecha hashem with vigorApril 22, 2021 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #1967264Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
at this age, he can work as a councilor at Oorah, for example, maybe other camps also have jobs for teenagers. Much more meaningful experience for a teenager.April 22, 2021 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1967292GadolhadorahParticipant
“There is no actual halacha that says one must send children to a sleep-away camp….”
Actually, it is a minhag many follow dating back to the alte heim. Chazal bring down the inyan of sending yiddeshe kinderlach to summer camp as part of the machlokes as to whether Orlando or Miami is the preferred venue for the Pesach sedorim.again in late August.April 22, 2021 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1967299CHOOSIDParticipant
CHASSIDESH CAMP OR LITVISH OR A NICE CHULENT MIX?April 22, 2021 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1967300CHOOSIDParticipant
I can tell you which camps have the best kugel on friday (its never as good on shabbos)April 23, 2021 7:40 am at 7:40 am #1967366ujmParticipant
Camp Adas Yereim or Camp Yeshiva.April 23, 2021 7:41 am at 7:41 am #1967388ZSKParticipant
What Common Saychel said.
Or let the kid find a job at at a local supermarket. He’ll have some spending money of his own and he’ll learn a bit of personal responsibility.April 23, 2021 8:43 am at 8:43 am #1967401☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
OP, are you referring to a learning camp or a sports (etc.) camp?April 23, 2021 10:02 am at 10:02 am #1967406aryehsonnenbergParticipant
Tkank you all for the input.
We live outside of the US, so my son has never been to a camp there.
Appreciate the insights.
Good ShabbosApril 23, 2021 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm #1967429
Why are you sending your 10th grader to חוץ לארץ
My best camp experience was when I went to ארץ ישראל for camp (in Beis medrash)April 23, 2021 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm #1967473DR.MIDDOSParticipant
MIDDOS ALERT MIDDOS ALERT:
When speaking about camps one must make sure the conversation doesn’t lead to bad middos!!
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