By: Miller Saltzman, Participant from Temple Solel in San Diego, CA (NFTY-SoCal)
When I first heard about Kutz, a friend from my region told me it would change my life, and until I got to Kutz, I didn’t understand what he meant by that. I now understand what he was talking about. From cabin bonding to song sessions Kutz is like a separate community of NFTYites that just happens to be in Warwick, New York. I remember when I arrived at the airport and had to wait for quite a while for the other campers’ flights to land. During this time I bonded with some of my first friends at Kutz, who ended up becoming my best friends. I have no doubt that our relationships will continue outside of Kutz.
I took the TYG (Temple Youth Group) Leadership major, and although I was hesitant at first, I ended up learning leadership skills that will help me as a leader in my TYG. I lead a program with my mock-TYG on Social Networking and how to use it carefully. It was extremely successful and was worth the hard work. I now have the skills to write a program which I am very excited to bring back to my TYG.
If you want to go to a camp where you can be who you truly are and meet amazing individuals Kutz is the place. No matter what I’m doing I always have someone to talk to and have had some of the best conversations with many fellow campers especially my cabin mates late at night. Just remember that you get what you put into Kutz, if not more. So make it your top priority to meet as many people as possible as soon as possible, to participate in all the programs, and take advantage of what you learn in your major and minors so that you can bring it back home.