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There Was a Great Big Moose – Catchy Camp Tunes

Admit it: when you’re not humming “Finger on the Wall” to yourself, you have at least one other cherished camp song involuntarily playing in your head. One heard echoing throughout the hallways and across campus this week was “There Was a Great Big Moose”. Don’t know it yet? Here are the lyrics. Ask your camper […]

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What’s Cooking in Senior Camp?

Loni Zelfon returns to Beaver Summer Programs for her third year as cooking specialist. Senior and Upper Campers have been enthusiastically signing up to participate in the cooking elective, where they collaborate and gain hands-on experience in the culinary arts. This session, campers have been mixing, measuring, cooking, collaborating, testing, AND tasting a host of […]

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2015’s First Golden Beaver Challenge

Middle Campers and counselors arrived on campus this week eagerly anticipating many things about their first summer session, chief among them the very first Golden Beaver Challenge of the summer. This week’s challenge was for the campers to collectively create a storybook that recounts the (fictional) origin of their group names. Counselors entertained the Middle […]

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Gaga for Gaga Ball?

What’s all the fuss, anyway? The game is hugely popular at Beaver Summer Programs, especially among middle, upper, and senior campers (as well as CITs!) It originally became popular among Jewish camps during the 1970s and has seen a major resurgence over the past decade at camps, schools, and youth activity centers outside of the […]

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C is for Creative, for Collaboration, for Caring

Thirty mature, talented, and responsible teens comprise the CIT group this month! They arrived on campus this Monday morning, or soon after, when their school years officially ended, ready and eager to undergo their training and embrace their duties. They spent two days this week participating in camp activities, getting to know the specialists, and […]

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