Author: Ben Portnoy

  • Counting Down the Memories

    Math was my least favorite subject in school. It just never totally clicked. Social Studies, English, History, Science, Gym – no problem. I loved learning in those subjects, especially Gym. The material was accessible for me. It was relatable and fascinating and malleable. Math was cold and rigid numbers and equations. Math and numbers may […]

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  • The New Parent Experience, Part II

    Last week, we posted the first part of a two part article published by Tevya parent and alum Julie Grasfield Weil. The article, which was published in the Sharon Advocate in July and August of 2014, details Julie’s experience sending her two sons to Tevya for the first time. Below is Part II: Two Happy Campers Equals […]

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  • The New Parent Experience, Part I

    Sending your child to overnight camp for the first time comes with many questions. Did I pack enough socks and underwear? Will they eat the camp food? If they loose a tooth will the Tooth Fairy visit? Underneath all those questions, however, lies our real concerns: Will my child be okay? Will they have fun? Will they make friends? For 75 years […]

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  • Why I Gave to Camp

    Over the past few years, we have been humbled by the generous show of support from the Tevya community. From facility improvements including The Seth Feldman Fitness Center and the Bobroff Family Beit Shira, to the donations and pictures on Giving Tuesday, to exceeding our Chai Match goal and donations towards camper scholarships, the commitment of our community is […]

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  • Creating Lifelong Friends

    When we see our camp friends outside of camp, something magical happens. The laughter and memories come flooding back and we’re instantaneously transported back to the Tevya bubble. The time and distance spent apart melts away and it’s as if nothing has changed. To create the magic of the Tevya bubble, it doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re […]

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