Entries by Daniel

Where to find us in 2019: Calendar of Events

Looking to meet us in your neighborhood, check out our campus, or come to one of our public programs? Check out what’s happening, where, and when, by clicking the links below! Click here for dates and locations of Camp Fairs in Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY and Montclair & Ridgewood, NJ. Click here for dates of Open […]

Bolivers

Our beloved camp storyteller, Chuck Stead, writes about a holiday tradition with humble roots… Bolivers, my dad Walt told us, was what they called the fried bread dough that my grandmother offered as a regular meal when there was nothing else to eat during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Growing up, it was my […]

How to Reduce Electricity Use Part II

How to Reduce Electricity Use Part II Resources galore! Ayla Dunn Bieber recommends some resources for energy conservation and websites that show you how to choose your electric supplier. Chock-full of practicality… Hello all, While we may not have them every night, Daniel, Odelia, and I have been enjoying our candle-lit dinners immensely. My awareness about […]

Ed’s Corner

It’s another gray morning as I look out my kitchen window today. Gray skies and even mostly gray bark on the trees as I gaze over the woodland behind my house. What, you say, is wrong with me? Don’t I know that tree bark is brown? Remember how the brown crayons in school were brought […]

The Traveler and the Cook: Christmas Market In Vienna

Our cooking instructor, Eva Szigeti, writes about the nostalgia she feels around the holidays, particularly for the joys of the ‘holiday market’… The holiday season is a time when we seem to be especially prone to nostalgia for childhood, for the magical time of hope and anticipation that brought light into the darkest part of […]

How to Reduce Electricity Use

It’s more fun than you’d think! Ayla Dunn Bieber [candle]lights the way toward more conscious energy use in our homes, with tips and activities to help your family reduce your electricity use (and your monthly bill!)… What better time to talk about energy use (specifically, electricity use) than just after turning the clocks back, when our homes seem […]

The Traveler and the Cook: At the Airport

In her new series, our cooking instructor, Eva Szigeti, writes about airport experiences that went beyond the expected… At the Airport For the weary traveler, airports are rarely fun. Usually, we don’t think of airports as places where the real travel experience happens. They are just the unavoidable necessary steps toward our travel destinations, where […]

The Traveler and The Cook: Visiting Familiar Places

In her new series, our cooking instructor, Eva Szigeti, writes about visiting her childhood hometown with her children, and about the fruitful discoveries they make along the way… Traveling with children usually results in a very different experience than getting on the road with adult company. It is not only that when children come along […]

Waste Not, Want Not Part II

What to do with food waste Ayla Dunn Bieber serves up some science on food waste decomposition and points us in the direction of great resources for composting – even where space is limited… In the last installment of our Sustainability Scoop we looked at some pretty crazy numbers regarding how much food is wasted in […]

Early Bird Special

Enrollment for summer 2019 is open and ready for all you eager camp birds! So seize the day, don’t delay, make hay, and enroll as an early bird today: sign up and pay in full by October 1st to receive 10% off the cost of camp tuition! You can see early bird prices here and sign up here.