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2 more reflections on JOLI

Posted on July 28, 2011

Written by two of our JOLI participants: Jamie: To begin, I want you to think through an average day in your life. And now I would like to exemplify the following: in an average day, most of your time is spent talking with or doing things with other people. Most of the things we say Continue Reading »

update from camp #7–JOLI update

Posted on July 25, 2011

Written by Elyssa Brown JOLI — the Jewish Outdoor Leadership Institute — returned from our 12-day backpacking masa to the Indian Peaks Wilderness area: happy and healthy, with countless bug bites and new leadership skills to show from our adventure. Our first five days were spent learning how to survive and thrive as an expedition Continue Reading »

update from camp #6

Posted on July 25, 2011

It is hard to believe that we have started our last full week of session II.  As I write this blog post, all our chalutzim are fast asleep.  Tomorrow our Bogrim chalutzim head out for their 5 day masa.  Our Sollelim chalutzim leave on Tuesday and our Metayalim and JOLI chalutzim (having just returned) leave Continue Reading »

Update from Camp #5

Posted on July 20, 2011

It is hard to believe that we are half way through our second session!  Our days have been jammed packed, and so I must apologize for not writing more frequent updates over the past two weeks.  If you are not a fan of our Facebook page, please become one, as we post frequent updates on Continue Reading »

Update from camp #4

Posted on July 8, 2011

After another wet evening, the sun is again shining brightly.  We began our morning with rocking musical teffilah with the entire camp gathered in our new Pardes Teffilah.  Although it was relatively warm this morning, we had 45 minutes of physical exercise before breakfast where we played tag, kick the can, and ran running drills.  Continue Reading »

Update from camp #3–Closing thoughts on session I

Posted on July 4, 2011

Our Session I chalutzim have been gone for only a few hours, and our incredible staff have begun their first well-deserved day off of the season.  Sitting here in Starbucks down in Woodland Park, I have only the warmest memories from the past two weeks.    Leading up to the beginning of Session I, many on Continue Reading »

Update from camp #2

Posted on June 27, 2011

Please read to the end for housekeeping matters. This morning was our warmest morning thus far this summer.  While most of us woke up after sunrise and put on our fleeces and long pants, we did so out of habit and not necessity, as the temperature hovered in the 60s until the sun rose above Continue Reading »

Update from camp #1

Posted on June 21, 2011

The hour is late so this will be a very brief note.  As our first day of kayitz 2011 comes to an end, I am sitting here in the office with a large smile on my face.  Over 50 campers arrived this afternoon.  Once at the Ramah in the Rockies ranch, our campers participated in Continue Reading »

The summer of organic milk

Posted on June 2, 2011

Shavuot is typically called the “Dairy Holiday” as there is a custom not to eat meat on the chag.  And as we prepare for Shavuot we have also been preparing for a major dairy influx at camp. Throughout the off season we have been reaching out to local food producers and asking them to support Continue Reading »

Post by Rabbi Mike Comins

Posted on June 1, 2011

I wanted to repost an article written by Rabbi Comins for EJewish Philanthropy on the power of using nature in teach spirituality. If you have a moment, click here