URJ Camp Coleman is a Reform Jewish summer camp in Cleveland, GA serving children entering grades 3 to 12. Since 1964, Camp Coleman has provided a creative setting for Jewish living and learning through innovative camp programming. More >
I sat on an animated bar stool, wore headphones, placed my hands firmly on the counter, and closed my eyes, putting myself into the position and mindset of a helpless activist being spit on, kicked, screamed and shot at around the time of Jim Crow laws.
One half of my heart bid farewell to our 8th grade students with a tear in my eye, while simultaneously, the other half of my heart opened and welcomed the Programming Team to camp for the summer. I both did and didn’t really know what was in store for the summer; the calendar is set, but the seconds, minutes, and hours get programmed and planned for in real “camp” time, where ultimately, each minute was but 60 seconds.