Summer 2020 Activities, Videos, Resources, and More!

Even though we’re not able to gather together at “Our Summer Place” this year, we’ve found that the Camp Barney Medintz community is stronger than ever. With everything that the community is up to, we wanted to make sure there was one place where you can keep track of all of it. We’ll be using this page to bring you updates on everything that the Camp Barney team and community are creating for Summer 2020. If there’s anything you think we’re missing, please email us at

For information about the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Summer sessions, please see our Cancellation Announcement.


Coming Up This Week

Weekly Theme: Tikkun Olam (Repairing The World): תיקון עולם

Weekly Activity Guide

Every week, we’ll publish an activity guide to help you and your family get the most out of the activities that we’ll be putting together throughout the week. You can access the Activity Guide here.

Monday, June 29th

2:00 PM – Rugelach in the Old City Kitchen

Originally from Jewish communities in Poland, rugelach has now become a popular pastry enjoyed around in the world including in the United States and Israel. This particular recipe from the Old City Kitchen is particularly decadent, filled with chocolate and brownie crumbs. We’ll be uploading their videos to Facebook and YouTube at 2PM on Monday. Check out the Activity Guide for the complete recipe.

Wednesday, July 1st

2:00 PM – Improv Games with CBM Staff

Our distinguished former Assistant Theatre Staff Director Ben Goldklang and some of our other excellent CBM staff will show you a great Improv game that you can play with friends and family over Zoom. The video will go live on Facebook and YouTube at 2PM. More information is available in the activity guide

Thursday, July 2nd

2:00 PM – Classic Activities with Nature Staff

Some of our Nature staff and Nature veterans will share a few different classic Nature activities with you at 2PM on Thursday. Many of these are great activities to do at home as well including Nature Relaxation and more fun Group Initiative games. The video will go live on Facebook and YouTube at 2PM. More information is available in the activity guide.

Stay tuned to this page for more information about events between July 2nd and July 9th.

Thursday, July 9th

8:00 PM – Under Your Amazing Roof

We’re coming back from our intersession break with a VERY special guest on July 9th. Make sure to tune in to our Facebook page or our YouTube channel to catch this exciting episode of Under Your Amazing Roof

Ongoing Events

S’Bread The Love Challenge

We could all use a little more connection these days. Our talented and wonderful chefs from the Old City Kitchen started the S’Bread The Love challenge to encourage members of the CBM community to bake Challah for their friends, family, and neighbors in the CBM community. If you want to start the challenge (or if you’ve been challenged), all you need to do is:

  • Bake 2 Challah
  • Deliver each to a CBM family (please maintain social distancing)
  • Snap a photo and share to Facebook (use the hashtag #SBREADTHELOVE and tag @CampBarneyMedintz)
  • Challenge them to S’Bread The Love

We’ve got a challah recipe available for you here. Wendy Fox and Meredith Hegarty have created a great video to walk you through the process of making Challah.

CBM Community Art Project

Leaf art for Camp Barney's community art project

All summer, CBM Campers, Staff, and Alumni can take part in a massive community art project. We’re making a giant community tree where each leaf is contributed by a member of the Camp Barney community. You can contribute as many leaves as you want!

There are three different ways that you can create a leaf for the community tree. With the traditional media option, you can print out a template of the leaf and draw in your artwork or design using crayons, colored pencils, or markers. If you’d like to pursue a more green option, you can use the digital painting option and create your design on a phone, tablet, or computer. If you’d rather express yourself with photographs, you can pursue the photo editing option. Check out this video about the project!

Traditional Media Instructions

  1. Download and print out the traditional media template.
  2. Draw in your design or artwork with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. If you want to get really crazy you can even use paints or watercolors!
  3. Anything outside of the lines will not be included in the project.
  4. Scan your finished image (or take a picture if you don’t have a scanner) and send it to

Digital Painting Instructions

  1. Download the digital media template.
  2. Open the template in a coloring app like PicsArt Color Paint (available for iOS or Android) or Microsoft Paint
  3. Color in the leaf with a design or drawing that makes you think about Camp Barney.
  4. Anything outside of the lines will not be included in the project.
  5. Save your finished image and send it to

Photo Editing Instructions

  1. Download the photo editing template.
  2. Open the template in a photo editing app with support for transparency and layers (like Photoshop or GIMP).
  3. Add whatever other content you’d like (photos, drawings, etc) and send the new content to the layers below the template.
  4. Save your finished image as a JPEG or PNG file and send it to

Video Archive

Want to know what we’ve been up to all summer? Check out the video archive for all kinds of great stuff!

Weekly Shows (Under Your Amazing Roof)

Under Your Amazing Roof Episode 3

Under Your Amazing Roof Episode 2

Under Your Amazing Roof Episode 1


Old City Kitchen Cooking Videos

Black and White Cookies

Shakshuka in the Old City Kitchen

Making Challah in the Old City Kitchen

Arts & Crafts Activity Videos

Camp Barney Community Art Project

Kumihimo with Arts & Crafts Staff!

Naturecrafts Activity Videos

Family Group Initiatives with Eleanor, Caroline, and Alex

Outdoor Cooking Quesadillas with Dov, Caroline, and Alex

Theatre Activity Videos

Improv Games with Theatre Staff and Unit Heads

Other Videos

A Very Special Shabbat Song Session with Deddy, Tal, and Matan

Cancellation Announcement

COVID-19 Correspondence

Letter to Families – June 23rd

Letter to Families – May 20th

Letter to Families – May 15th

Letter to Families – May 4th

Letter to Families – April 2nd

Letter to Families – March 22nd

Letter to Families – March 10th