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 >
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.
But that all changed as we were walking along the road toward McDuffie County with my baseball cap drenched with sweat and Torah scrolls clenched tightly against my breast. I looked down and saw that we were about to cross the Thomas Watson Bridge.