Food for Thought: Camp and School

One of the most popular questions asked in Jewish education today is “How can we make school more like camp?,” the implication being that somehow using aspects of a Jewish camping experience will make our day schools and congregational schools better and more effective.  While I am a proud alum of Jewish summer camps, and have staffed more experiential programs than I care to count, I ultimately think that our task is to reframe this question entirely, and think about what it means to use context in shaping meaningful Jewish educational experiences.    This past week, my thoughts on this subject were published by the ReFrame blog of the William Davidson School of Education, which you can find under the title Camp and School: Context Matters.  Food for thought…

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