Tag: Camps and Camping

Jewish Summer Camp With Campfires, Crafts and No Lights Out

As if on cue, the first camper I meet is a guy named Josh: a nice, 27-year-old Jewish boy with kind eyes, a subtle smile and the same name as my husband, another nice Jewish boy, back home. “Do you know where Malbec is?” asks this Josh, Josh Blake, rolling his eyes, and then his […]

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Urban-Farming Camps Have Kids Asking, Where’s the Healthy Food?

Standing between two buildings on 127th Street, a group of campers on the cusp of adolescence mulled over a change in schedule. Normally, they would spend the morning planting and gardening as part of Harlem Grown, a youth development nonprofit that uses gardening and cooking to teach and empower children in Harlem. But on this […]

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How a Comedian on the Rise (With a Day Job) Spends Her Sundays

Although Julia Lindon, a writer, performer and producer, just moved to Fort Greene, Brooklyn, she still visits her old place in the West Village. “I actually still have a key because my girlfriend moved in with my best friend and former roommate — it’s not a movie; it’s my life,” said Ms. Lindon, 28. “I […]

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A Summer Camp on the Border, Where the Border Crisis Feels Far Away

EDINBURG, Tex. — The Hawks wore blue. The Foxes were in green. The teams gathered outside in the pit, in the shade beneath a collection of trees. The dust was soon flying in a game of gaga ball, a summer camp staple that is a fast-paced, low-slung version of dodgeball, and the campers were having […]

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Camping on Staten Island, an Outdoor Adventure Without Leaving N.Y.C.

You’re reading Summer in the City, our limited-edition newsletter that rounds up the best things to do in New York City during the hottest season of the year. Sign up here to get future editions delivered to your inbox. The Game Plan What to do The next time someone asks you about your weekend plans, […]

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Conquering More Than the Usual Worries at Summer Camp

For 8-year-old Ella Maners, the highlights of a week at summer camp were playing Pictionary by drawing in shaving cream with her toes and careening down a water slide. They sound like typical camp fare, but for Ella and other children who attend the Fear Facers Summer Camp in Gainesville, Fla., the activities are designed […]

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Wherever You Are, There’s a State Park Nearby

An island of glacier-tumbled rock, covered in trees, sits in the cold waters of Lake Michigan. On the horizon, it looks like the gathering of night. This is Wisconsin’s Rock Island State Park, where my love of nature began. Thirty years ago I spent part of a summer there with a troop of the Polish […]

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Girls’ Side and Boys’ Side? Not at These Summer Camps

At the Laurel Foundation’s summer camp in California, kids swim, sail, hike and do crafts. They may also opt to take a Trans 101 workshop, a transgender history course and a transgender rights class. All of the campers in the program, which started in 2017, are transgender or gender nonconforming. At many traditional summer camps, […]

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