June 29, 2017

I remember packing my metal lunch box, securing my hat (as we had to wear a hat), putting on sun tan lotion, and waiting excitedly to be picked up for Camp Ideal, where I experienced some of the most fun and exciting summers of my early youth. Everyone was welcome, and everyone came! Camp Ideal offered excellent programming and a wide range of activities that we all enjoyed. Also, there were no other camps...

In our current world, where there are an infinite number of specialty camps aimed at kids getting ahead in their lives and their careers, what about Camp Ideal? Whether attending for a week or all of the sessions, Camp Ideal is where children learn to cooperate with each other, learn life skills from a diverse set of activities and field trips, and have a lot of fun in a Jewish environment.

June 26, 2017

Welcome to lunch at the JCC Day Camp at Sinai, probably 1954. After assuming our places at the table, we would remain standing as the boys donned simulated yarmulkes—our right hands on top of our heads—as we recited the Motzi.

June 26, 2017

Each morning my camp buddies and I gathered around a tree in the back of Sinai Synagogue to wait for the bus to take us to another day of Camp Ideal. We sang all the way to camp.

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