Everything they say about Jewish summer camp is true. I spent 12 summers of my life at Yavneh, first as a camper then as a counselor. It provided me with a community- my best friends, my nemeses, my crushes. More than that, it reinforced in me the value of community itself, and specifically my community, the Jewish one. My experiences at Yavneh taught me to be adventurous and try new things, to count on my friends, and to relax sometimes and go with the flow- you can't control everything! I believe that overnight summer camp is something every child should experience, and Yavneh was everything I could have hoped for.