Crane Lake Camp has been a home away from home for thousands of campers, counselors, staff, and parents from around the world for almost a century. Together we blend the old traditions of the past with new ones being created every day. We have shared spirited Shabbat services, song sessions, and Israeli dances, heart-stopping drama throughout Maccabiah, the rush of winning Fight Song, and have created countless lifetime relationships. Many alumni say that "The Bubble" helped make them who they are today…but Crane Lake is CRANE LAKE because of the collective memory of people who love it. Whether you attended Crane Lake for one session, came back every year as a camper and more as staff, or anything in between, we plan to continue our relationship for years to come. Join us as a supporter, donor, parent, volunteer or all of the above!

To stay up to date on the latest events at Crane Lake, join our Facebook community here, and update your contact information here. If you have an exciting life moment that we can share with the entire Crane Lake alumni community, post it here. Take a stroll down memory lane, help keep the future of Crane Lake alive, and get involved!

For information on Crane Lake alumni, or any suggestions on how to keep our alumni community vibrant and strong, please contact Alison Simpson here.

If you are planning a trip to the Berkshires, we hope you will include camp! We are opening our gates for our alumni to celebrate Shabbat at camp this summer! And we would love for you to join us for services on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

To do so, please fill out the registration form so we can have all of your information BEFORE you arrive. Space is limited so requests will be treated on a first-come first served basis. You are welcome to visit camp on almost any Shabbat this summer with one exception: you may not have a child/grandchild/relative who is a camper at camp during your visit.

If you are looking to make a weekend of it, there are hundreds of things to do in the Berkshires that you may not have realized as a camper or counselor. This beautiful area has something for everyone. Find out more at!

If you have any questions, please email me at

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