25 Aug, 2022

Saying L’hitraot to Drea Lear

When the buses rolled out of camp on the last day, I closed a chapter, really many chapters, of my life. After 27 summers at Herzl Camp, I am stepping out of my professional r...

18 Aug, 2022

Herzl Family News – One families’ long planned return to camp

For Amy (Sandler) and Jordan Marks, returning to camp feels like coming full circle. Amy and Jordan came to Herzl Camp in different ways - Amy was a Herzl lifer from a second ...

B’yachad Shabbat Dvar Torah – Intentions Matter

Last Shabbat was planned and led by B'yachad, our 10th grade camper group. We're intentionally sharing Camille Brimmer's D'var Torah...   Shabbat Shalom. This we...

1 Aug, 2022

Herzl Happenings in Mickey’s Mitbach

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26 Jul, 2022

Our take on the camp photo conversation

A recent article in the Forward and the response to it got us thinking about photography at Herzl Camp particularly. Over the years we’ve tried many approaches - a single...

Helping “campsick” kids

At camp, we spend a lot of energy preventing and managing homesickness. As campers head home from camp, our families are confronted with “campsick” kids! Here’s some ide...

21 Jul, 2022

Exploring Israel at camp

Yesterday marked the return of Yom Israel - a campwide day to celebrate and learn about Israel. As camp’s Israel education program has evolved, Yom Israel had felt like an o...

21 Jul, 2022

Herzl Happenings – Chatting with Rabbi JP

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14 Jul, 2022

Herzl Happenings – Activities Edition

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12 Jul, 2022

B-I-K-K!! B-I-K-K!! BIKKURIM!!

B-I-K-K!! B-I-K-K!! BIKKURIM!! Today’s the day!! After a Nickelodeon-themed opening, we’ve broken into 6 teams each with an associated Nick-tv show -Red (The Adventures...

7 Jul, 2022

Herzl Happenings – Checking in with Drea!

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6 Jul, 2022

The Campers are HERE!

Wow! Over 300 campers arrived yesterday and camp is at full capacity!  The ruach and joy are overflowing!   Yesterday, campers were welcomed at the Mercaz, a covid tradi...

30 Jun, 2022

Herzl Happenings – Chef Louie Edition

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27 Jun, 2022

June 26 – Ozo Shabbat Dvar Torah

D’var Torah: Schlach, Curiosity, Moving right along Shabbat Shalom Machaneh. I'm Ozo Josi, I'm Ozo Brenna, and I'm Ozo Hannah. This past week back at camp has been a w...

Herzl Happenings – Josh’s first impressions

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Week 1 is almost done!

Kadimah Kadimah is off to a great start. Cabin groups have been getting to know each other and setting up cabin rules and agreements. The full program had a “get-to-know yo...

21 Jun, 2022

June 20 – The Campers are Here!

The Campers are HERE!!!  After a long wait, camp is overflowing with ruach once again!  Campers spent the day meeting their cabinmates and staff, getting the layout of camp ...

20 Jun, 2022

Herzl Happenings – Live from the Buses!

Thank you to our volunteers and families for a smooth, safe departure despite the heat! [embed]http://youtube.com/shorts/Qi5afmACnbI?feature=share[/embed]...

20 Jun, 2022

June 20 – Herzl Magic, Amein!

A post from Josh Levine, Herzl Camp's Executive Director...   I just experienced the famous Herzl Magic for the first time. After a beautiful Shabbat Caravan, a ...

17 Jun, 2022

June 17 – Staff week and Ozrim arrival

Welcome to the Camp Clipboard, our regular speed letter to the Herzl Family! The Camp Clipboard is updated several times a week throughout the summer.  Each week features: ...