Hey, Summer Campers!
We all get our news from one source if not another. Some people still do the old school method of reading a newspaper while lots of other folks have turned to reading their news online in the last 10 to 20 years. Still, televised news remains America’s most popular means of catching the news around the world along with the local weather report. To anyone who regularly tunes into the prominent news network CNN, you’ll likely recognize today’s summer camp celebrity—Wolf Blitzer.
Wolf attended summer camp at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. The same camp that Marta Kauffman attended—the co-creator of the hit 90’s sitcom ‘Friends’—Camp Ramah is just south of the eastern New York and Pennsylvania border. It’s sat on 90 acres of northeastern Pennsylvania for nearly 70 years. This mountainous and woodsy setting provided Wolf with a space to expand his experiences that develop personal growth.
Born to Holocaust survivors, Cesia and David Blitzer, Wolf’s parents were Auschwitz refugees. Though he was born in Augsburg, Germany, Wolf was raised in Buffalo, New York. Having graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School and then attended and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in history.
Wolf’s education didn’t end there, however. He went on to attend the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies where he received a Master of Arts in international relations. During his time there, he studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and learned the Hebrew language.
Now with his Masters degree, Wolf began his journalism career immediately after completing his education, working for a news agency where his talents did not go unnoticed. He eventually continued on to other places of employment, but his writing focused on a Middle East affairs from a United States foreign policy perspective. Bringing great changes throughout his career, Wolf actually inspired the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty in 1979.
While many assume that Wolf’s name is a pseudonym for television, the truth is that his last name dates back for generations and he actually shares his first name with his grandfather from his mother’s side. Find the same kind of experiences that led to Wolf Blitzer’s personal growth in his youth when you head off to summer camp and check out Camp Ramah for yourself right here. As always, thanks for reading, Everybody!