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By Ben Sales 

From cabins to bungalows: Some Jewish overnight camps may become socially distanced family retreats this summer

 

Noah Gallagher

Like many camp activities, the 2017 Color War at JCC Ranch Camp in Colorado involved crowds of kids. This year, with its summer session canceled, the camp is becoming a family camp with socially distanced activities.

(JTA)-Every summer, JCC Ranch Camp in Colorado gives hundreds of kids an outdoorsy Jewish experience.

There's hiking, mountain biking, ropes courses and horseback riding, along with the traditional camp staples of team sports, arts and crafts, meals in a communal dining hall and hours of hanging out on acres upon acres of green space. Crucially, the kids enjoy independence from their parents-and the same for parents from their kids.

Not this year.

Like a growing group of Jewish camps across the country, Ranch Camp announced in recent days that it was canceling its entire summer because of t...



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