Thursday, July 14, 2016

Big Plans For Camp Solomon Schechter

A Jewish youth camp in Tumwater is planning a 12 million dollar upgrade, according to the Daily Olympian.  After this summer session Camp Solomon Schechter will construct four new buildings including a new dining hall and sports facility. 
I attended the camp in 1971 and 1972, and it was truly a life changing experience.  Coming from Walla Walla, I had little exposure to Jewish youth my age.   With daily services, it gave me more exposure to Jewish customs and ritual, helping to shape my identity.  About 20 some years ago, I revisited the camp with Deb. 
Camp Solomon Schechter was established in 1954 on Whidbey Island, it has been at it's present site since 1968.

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