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Camp Barney Medintz sets Open House in Orlando


Camp Barney Medintz, summer resident camp of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, will present their annual new musical slide production in Orlando on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, beginning at 7 p.m. Jim Mittenthal, camp director, will meet with new and returning families, answer questions pertaining to the 2015 summer camp season, and provide applications for registration.

Camp Barney Medintz is located in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains on 540 wooded acres surrounding two lakes just 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. According to Mittenthal, the setting facilitates “every imaginable activity,” including water skiing, wake boarding, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, leaping off the “Blob” or soaring down the 180-foot “Hurricane” water slide, horseback riding, “zipping” over 1000 feet across Lake Wendy, whitewater rafting, tennis, all land/court sports, theatre, crafts, music, Israeli culture, dance, film studio, cooking “classes,” mountain biking, climbing the adjacent Appalachian Trail and a series of high-adventure rock climbing, rappelling and ropes courses. Specific age groups will also enjoy fencing, karate, ceramics and scuba diving.

“Camp Barney,” celebrating its 53rd summer season, has created “a unique community that is all about adventure and self discovery, exhilarating activities and exciting events, being in a strong culturally Jewish environment with really great friends, all under the supervision of an outstanding group of mature, talented, conscientious, and enthusiastic staff,” said Mittenthal.

Camp Barney annually develops new construction projects to improve its spectacular mountain facility. Recent additions include a major cultural and performing arts complex, an exciting new sports complex and “Food Network”-type camper kitchen, and the new Marcus Health Center, and the construction of a brand new second swimming pool with double water slides.

New for 2015 is “CBM LIVE!,” an incredible two-week specialty camp with either a Music/Band track or a Theatre track. Inquiries about all CBM programs during the 2015 summer season are again, far exceeding previous years and each of the two- and four-week sessions is likely to fill to capacity very rapidly. For more information about “CBM LIVE!” and all other Camp Barney programs, Family Camps, staff opportunities, or other CBM adventures, please call the Camp Barney Medintz Office in Atlanta at (770) 395-2554 or Stacey Sol, our Camp Barney Medintz Orlando Parent Rep, at (321) 460-2802.


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