Rabbi Yosef Kanofsky
Director of government programs for OU Advocacy
I would say, “The Little Bird Is Calling.” That was the first real camp song that I heard in the mountains at my yeshivah’s summer program, Camp Hadar HaTorah. Also, “It Happened Yom Kippur” [on Tzlil V’Zemer’s Wake Up Yidden together with Camp Gan Yisrael, to the tune of the Shabbos “Tzamah Nafshi”] is an old-time camp classic that moves the heart in a way that only an English camp song can.
(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 773)