Last Friday night my wife Elli and I attended the world premiere of Commie Camp at the VisionFest film festival in lower Manhattan. Commie Camp is a documentary made by Katie Halper about Camp Kinderland (http://www.campkinderland.org/), a secular Jewish, socialist-oriented summer camp, located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.
Spending summers at progressive camps was the highlight of my childhood. I attended Camp Woodland and Lincoln Farm, and later was a counselor at Camp Thoreau. These were places where left-wing views were either the norm, or at least not unusual. I flourished in an atmosphere where I felt I could speak my mind and not feel alone. That’s why I felt so good about sending my kids to Camp Kinderland.