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Camp Barney Medintz (CBM), the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) award-winning overnight camp, announces its 50th Anniversary Celebration. Set for the weekend of Aug. 23 through 25, the event – entitled “Our Summer Place” – will offer hundreds of alumni for three days of camp activities and nostalgia with family and friends.

Kids have been having fun in the sun at Camp Barney Meditz for nearly 50 years. PHOTO / MJCCA

Kids have been having fun in the sun at Camp Barney Medintz for nearly 50 years. PHOTO / MJCCA

The festivities will begin with a traditional camp-style Shabbat dinner in the dining hall, to be followed by Shabbat services in the Zaban Chapel. Campfires, “Milk Line,” and an auction featuring CBM memorabilia are among the highlights of the activities planned, which will conclude after brunch on Sunday morning.

Further details of the bash are being worked out by event co-chairs Gail Goldstein Herman, Debbie Medintz Jacobs, Maury Shapiro and Ronnie Goldman. All four come from multi-generational camp families and agree that their summers at camp made a tremendous impact on who they have become as adults and members of our Jewish community.

“Our committee composition is a true testament to the long-lasting impact Camp Barney Medintz has made on all of us,” Medintz Jacobs said. “Nearly 100 CBM alumni have joined on to help plan and promote the 50th. We all care so deeply about ‘Our Summer Place.’”

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Today, CBM is a premier Jewish overnight camp providing a magical summer experience to more than 1,200 campers from metro-Atlanta, 26 states from coast to coast, and several other countries since 1963. Since its establishment, the camp has always been known for its spectacular mountain setting, exhilarating activities, rich culturally Jewish program and opportunity to make or strengthen friendships, all under the supervision of the most talented, enthusiastic, conscientious and caring staff.

“Camp Barney is so much more than exceptional facilities and incredible activities,” Jim Mittenthal, Camp Barney director, said. “It’s about discovering your talent, experiencing exhilarating new adventures, connecting to our rich Jewish culture, appreciating our natural environment, and making or strengthening lifelong friendships.

“My staff and I are very much looking forward to this special 50th anniversary celebration weekend. We’ll enjoy our favorite camp activities, build new camp memories, and kick off the next 50 years!”

Registration for “Our Summer Place” will be available online beginning March 15. Those coming to spend the weekend at camp will make themselves at home in camper cabins; alternatively, CBM has reserved blocks of hotel rooms for those who wish to say off site (weekend and day rates for Celebration attendees will be offered).

For more information about Camp Barney Medintz’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, visit campbarney.org or call (678) 812-4151.

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