• How Harlam Supported Me After Pittsburgh

    Support Harlam before the new year to ensure that camp continues to be a special place where people are empowered to make change and support each other in order to create a more loving and just world.

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  • Why I Choose to Give to Camp as a Staff Member

    Support Harlam before the new year to ensure that camp continues to be a safe environment where kids take risks and overcome challenges with the support of their friends.

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  • How Lessons from Harlam Inspired Me to Give Back After Pittsburgh

    After the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, Harlam camper Becky W. took action by selling a Stronger Than Hate kippah to raise money for the Pittsburgh community. She thought about one of Harlam's middot (character traits), acharayut or thinking about others, as she stepped up to help a community in need.

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  • The Rock at Chapel in the Woods

    An Avodah participant from 1969 reflects on how his unit built Chapel in the Woods, including moving the iconic boulder that would become the Torah reading table for the bimah.

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  • What Camp is All About

    As URJ Camp Harlam’s Executive Director, and on behalf of our entire Professional Staff and volunteer leaders from our Council, I would like to thank you – each and every person that has been a part of our anniversary efforts through Harlam@60 – and hope you will indulge me while I try to inspire you to make sure that tonight’s Weekend Banquet will not be the last time you invest your time, energy and love in URJ Camp Harlam.

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  • Dear Mom and Dad

    In camp, we face many challenges. We fight and make up, we eat too much or too little, and we struggle with finding our own way. These challenges are what make camp special. From climbing up into our beds at the end of the night to having to say goodbye to friends, challenges are part of our daily life here.

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  • Chavurah Says “Good-Bye” as Campers

    All of my camp memories are filled with noise, the noise of lighting, talking, crying, singing, screaming and often times, the noise of people telling us to be quiet. The hand is up, people are trying to sleep,  I'll wait, Chavurah be quiet!

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  • We Are All One

    What does it mean to be a part of this Harlam family? For some, it means discovering their voice through performing in the camp play. For some, it means finding safety and comfort when singing and swaying with arms wrapped tightly around new and old friends. And for others, it means leaving camp feeling proud about new skills gained.

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  • My First Tutu

    I ate my first yellow meal (and obviously loved it). I climbed to the A-Frame of the tower. I comforted my first homesick camper. I canoed in Lake Joshua. I wrote my first alma mater. I even wore my first tutu! 

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  • What Are You Grateful For?

    Our challenge for all of us is to thank someone you don't know who has done something nice for you. Because sometimes we are more appreciative for the kind acts of our friends rather than the kind acts of strangers. Always remember to be grateful for the things you have.

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