Monthly Archives: November 2009

Cheer Contest!!

“Hey Sayarim…I heard your name up on the street and they said you aint got no beat…” 

Camp Judaea is splitting Offarim and creating Oranim. Oranim is for current 4th graders. With a new age group we need new cheers! Even if you are in Hadracha, you can still submit an Oranim cheer. 

How it works:  
You can submit a cheer by yourself, with your family or with some friends! Create a video with a cheer that we have never used at CJ before. Nitzanim, Offarim, Sayarim, Tsofim, Kesher, Bogrim, and Chalutzim have atleast three cheers for their Eda (age group); now Oranim needs a few!
 The possibilities are endless; do a cheer that requires a “call back” or do a dance with your cheer.
Once you have created a clip of your video send an email with it to the Camp office. All of the cheer clips will be reviewed and we will pick a few for Oranim!
Don’t be embarrassed, no one will see the video except for the Assistant Director and Director of CJ! Besides, I know you are all American Idols!!

What you’ll win:    
Your cheer will be everlasting in the Chadar Ochel of Camp Judaea! Your children will sing these cheers!
If that doesn’t motivate you, then you will be happy to hear all the winners will be announced and receive a prize at CJ summer 2010!  

Helpful Tips
  • It is spelled with 6 letters:  O-R-A-N-I-M 
  • Oranim means Pine Tree in Hebrew
  • Think of other cheers from clubs, school, youth groups, and holidays! 

A New Adventure in Jewish Scouting

Camp Judaea announces the addition of a program that will enable scouts to work on receiving emblems, awards, belt loops, badges and pins. This will be an optional one hour daily program for scouts where staff members will help the campers select, organize, achieve and apply for their awards.
Development of the new program will begin this winter and will be offered during the 2010 summer season. Camp Judaea’s morning choice program, Chuggim, is currently being reviewed and transformed. The new Chuggim Program will give campers many more specialized programs and tracks from scouting to arts and team sports to horseback riding.
For further information, please contact Lori Goldstein at or 404-634-7883.

Camp Judaea at the New Haven Charrette

Camp Judaea had a fabulous experience participating in our first architectural “charrette”. A charrette is a meeting of design professionals that come together to draft solutions to design challenges. The meeting of the minds was composed of architects John Yurko, George Gatta and our wonderful host Roberto Espejo. In addition, Michele Burger, Barbara Extein and Daniel Karchem join the team from the CJ Board along with Sandra Bass, the camp director.  We all met in New Haven, CT, where Roberto is a professor of architecture at Yale.  The intention of the meeting was to come together and work on our upcoming Amphitheater project and complete possible cabin designs.  Camp Judaea is honored to be working with such a diverse and knowledgeable team!

We are hoping to soon have a finalized design for our new Amphitheater and can wait to break ground on the project.  If you have not yet reserved your own personalized brick, do so today. Do not miss our on the opportunity to join us on this project.  To reserve your brick, please go to

Here is the beginning of our project: