A Horse is a Horse

By Sara Leah Krinsky | July 9, 2019

A Horse is a Horse… Who would have thought you could learn so much from riding a horse? Besides it being exciting, of course. Who decides which direction to go in, how fast to go, when to stop for a snack. Who decides who’s boss? Who’s running this show! Hmmm, like I said, lots to …

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UnArt is…

By Sara Leah Krinsky | July 9, 2019

whatever you want it to be! We got to meet Aarah our amazing art director. She’s excited because of the awesome art studio and facilities that we have here at Purnell. We’re getting ready to roll up our sleeves—ceramics, acrylics, multi-media and more. Great plans on the drawing board so stay tuned.

Trailblazing UnCampers!

By Sara Leah Krinsky | July 8, 2019

Trailblazing UnCampers In true UnCamp tradition we went where we were needed. Each summer UnCamp finds a way to give back to the local community. In the past we have visited senior centers, and day rehab facilities, cleaned up a Jewish cemetery from the 1800s and volunteered in various different ways. This summer the visitor …

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Jewish UnCamp in the News!!

By Sara Leah Krinsky | July 5, 2019

Read All About It! UnCamp is in the news. Click here to read  about Jewish HS girls from around the world to gather in Pottersville – Unconventional Summer Program. “Jewish UnCamp is a summer experience like no other,” said Brittany L., a 2017 participant. “Young people are thirsty for meaning and craving to learn about their …

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Welcome to UnCamp 2019

By Sara Leah Krinsky | July 4, 2019

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! To the best summer on earth. UnCamp at Purnell is up and running and biking and hiking and learning and we’re not about to slow down any time soon. Don’t worry, there’s more to come. This is just a sneak peak.  

All Fun and Play

By Hinda Leah Sharfstein | July 6, 2017

Who knew four days could be packed with so much? We start our days with a thankful “Modeh Ani” in our davening groups, followed by the oh-so-intriguing Tanya class with Rabbi Friedman. From Elk Falls, 4th of July celebrations, visiting an elderly home, poetry, night swims, and our big trip to Hornby Island, UnCamp really …

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Hello Vancouver Island!

By Hinda Leah Sharfstein | July 2, 2017

(Dalya Holder Photography: www.facebook.com/dalyaorliphoto, Insta: dalyaorliphotography) Welcome to our beautiful home for the next 3 weeks, where everyday we wake up to this! The past few days have been packed with fun activities, bonding friends, and too many laugh attacks. But like we all know — pictures speak louder than words! Day 1: Fun airport pickup, …

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Exploring Watercolors with Aarah

By Sara Leah Krinsky | July 14, 2016

It’s hard to explain how much of our UnCamp Experience revolves around art. Having Aarah as our art teacher is truly a gift. ‪We love you Aarah oh yes we do!!

Skatin’ ‘n’ Bladin’, Exporin’ n’ Learnin’

By Sara Leah Krinsky | July 14, 2016

We skated ‘n’ bladed until we were dizzy. Explored “The Town” to see if Iowa is known for more than its cows 😉 And some of us even learned to read Hebrew.

What makes AN UNcamp?

By Sara Leah Krinsky | July 11, 2016

Listening Here’s the discussion from last night’s class, sparked by what seemed like a pretty simple question: Q: If G-d is all around us, why can’t we see Him? A: G-d isn’t hiding to be difficult. If G-d didn’t hide, we would have lost interest a long time ago. G-d’s hiding because He wants to be …

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