The Richards are no strangers to the JCC. In fact, the J has been a part of their family’s lives for generations.

Lyndsey and her husband, Monte, are both from old-Denver Jewish families and grew up taking part in JCC activities. Their twins, Goldie and Zev, have been enjoying their summers at Camp Shai for the last three years and they’ve loved every minute of it! Read on to learn about this beautiful, active J family.

How long have Goldie and Zev attended Camp Shai?

Lyndsey Richard: Goldie and Zev have attended Camp Shai for several weeks each summer ever since they graduated from the JCC preschool three years ago.

What Shai programs have they completed this summer? Which were their favorite?

LR: This summer Goldie and Zev have attended a couple weeks of “normal Camp Shai” (as we call it at our house), a week of Mad Science, and a couple weeks of the Shai Tennis camp. They’ve loved it all and come home exhausted every day, which Monte and I obviously appreciate! Of all of their summer activities, “normal Camp Shai” is definitely their favorite and where they feel most at home; there, they see old friends, swim and and enjoy all of the typical campy activities they love.

How did you learn about Camp Shai?

LR: Monte and I are both from old-Denver Jewish families and personally grew up doing JCC activities. We are grateful that the JCC has been a go-to resource for our family for generations.