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Wisconsin Football Experience JCC Camp Visits Camp Randall Stadium & Lambeau Field

July 3, 2013

By Asher Zaitz, 2013 Milwaukee JCC Maccabi Delegation Star Reporter

Camp Randall Stadium and Lambeau Field; both are two well-known Wisconsin football stadiums.  This past week our very own JCC Wisconsin Football Experience Camp had the opportunity to tour both stadiums, and I was invited to come along.  Let me introduce myself.  I am Asher Zaitz, and I am this year’s Star Reporter for the Milwaukee Delegation at the JCC Maccabi Game in Austin, TX.  A Star Reporter’s job is to provide the official news coverage of the JCC Maccabi Games.  I, along with other young aspiring reporters, will be at the Games this August learning skills in reporting and multimedia production, so joining our JCC Wisconsin Football Experience Camp was a great way for me to kick off my Star Reporting. 

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the campers and I boarded a bus to Madison, WI, and we were all very excited to see Camp Randall Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Badgers.  To get us in the football mood, we watched the football movie, Remember the Titans (which instantly became one of my favorite movies). After a quick stop at a local Madison park for lunch, we finally arrived at Camp Randall Stadium. We were a little early, so as a group we walked through Wisconsin-Madison's campus.  The campus was beautiful, but we were ready for some football and our tour of Camp Randall Stadium.

In the first part of our tour we went to the suites on the opposite side of the field where the "W" for Wisconsin was facing. Our next stop was an area that held all the trophies Wisconsin has won throughout their history, including replicas of the Heisman trophies won by Alan Ameche in 1954 and Ron Dayne in 1999. The last (and my favorite) part of the tour was when we walked out onto the field through the team’s tunnel and ran around the field for a while.  It really was a once and a lifetime experience, and everyone had a great time. Before I knew it, we were back on the bus home, where we continued our football fun by watching the football movie We Are Marshall.

The next day, the campers and I were off to the land, the myth, the legendary Lambeau Field. Our football movie watching continued with the movie Invincible, the story of Vince Papale.  The anticipation was mounting, and after what felt like an all-day drive, we made it to Lambeau Field. We ate lunch outside the stadium near the historic Lambeau and Lombardi statues (where we all took pictures of course), and then our tour began.  We saw the suites, walked through the stadium, and took a lot of pictures.  Like the day before, we also walked out of the Packer’s tunnel and took in the glory that is Lambeau Field. After the tour, we went downstairs to see the Packers Hall of Fame which included all four, real-deal Lombardi Trophies. After a great two days at two Wisconsin football stadiums, our Wisconsin Football Experience Camp journey was over, but for me, the road to Austin had just begun. 

Check out a few snap shots of the JCC Wisconsin Football Experience Campers at both Camp Randall Sadium and Lambeau Field below.

Looking at the stadium from the suites. 

Checking out the Wisconsin Badger Trophies.

On the way out through the tunnel.

Out on the field.

We made it to Lambeau Field

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Looking at the stadium from the suites.

About to walk through the Packer's Tunnel.

Almost on the field.

Hanging out on the bleachers.

Group with the Lombardi Trophies.