Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

By Ben Sales 

For the few Jewish camps that are opening despite risks, finding willing families hasn't been hard


The ropes course at Camp Modin, which has seen immense interest from parents since announcing last month that it was opening this summer.

(JTA) - This week, as he prepares to open Camp Modin and administer coronavirus tests to its hundreds of campers and staff, Howard Salzberg is still fielding 50 calls a day from parents who want to send their kids. 

That's because Modin, a small, unaffiliated Jewish camp in Maine, is one of the only Jewish overnight camps to open in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. So Salzberg and his wife, Lisa, who co-own and run the camp, must deal with a continuing deluge of interest from parents even as they prepare the camp for summer and install a range of structural changes because...

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