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What’s Your Best Camp Story?

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(Liana Finck/Tablet Magazine)

If this were any year between 11 and 16 years ago, right now I would be anxiously packing my two big duffel bags, ready to ship out next week for eight weeks at my not explicitly but very much implicitly Jewish camp in New Hampshire. It’s one of those defining marks of the Jewish-American experience. Which is why, this week, we want you to send us your best, most memorable, funniest, most horrific camp stories. We will select the three that catch our eyes the most, and the talented Liana Finck will illustrate and publish them in Tablet Magazine.

Sound good? Send your stories (think 500 words or so, although haikus will also be accepted) to by next Wednesday. The winners will receive their own personal copies of Liana’s illustrations. We look forward to reading them!

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Does this include recovered memories?

Scott cohen says:

I attended camp naomi in Maine in the late 70s. It was a kosher camp. On a sailing trip I purchased lobsters and brought them back to camp. I borrowed a pot from the mess hall and a few cans of sterno and cooked them in the bunk. In mid session of this culinary masterpiece the camp director visited the bunk and I was caught red handed with my favorite red delight. Needless to say, camp ended early for me.

Just wondered if anyone else noticed the term “kosher camp”. I’ve only heard it to describe East Coast privately owned camps catering to a Jewish demographic, but with little or no Jewish content other than kosher food. Interesting, no?


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