• Why Camp: Living Values L’dor V’dor

    Sarah Stein, Unit Head Team Leader and year-round URJ employee, had the honor of speaking to board members from the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Here are her words, all about why Jewish camp has been important in her life and what she wants to bring to her campers and staff.


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  • Tasty Teva Taboon Pizza

    An inside look at our campers' favorite Teva dinner: pizza made outside on the taboon (outdoor oven)!


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  • Value of the Week: Ometz Lev

    In the center of this week's t'filah and shabbat services was last week's jewish value: Ometz Lev or Courage. Reb Deb, one of our enthusiastic faculty members, shared her words of wisdom with camp in this unique way!


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  • Top 5 Scenic Places at Camp

    Living up high in the Berkshires means tons of fun, growing up, and building friendships that last a lifetime. The mountains are filled with an atmosphere of love and excitement that define being a Crane Lake camper, machon, or staff member. They also happen to be picture perfect and emphasize camps flourishing community with awe striking beauty.


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  • Camp’s Time Capsule

    Learn more about our 4th of July tradition-- digging up our camp time capsule from the previous summer!


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  • The Daily Bubble 2018

    Read all about daily life in the Crane Lake Bubble!


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  • What is Camp Without Campers? Opening Day 2018

    What is camp without campers? Camp is finally here! Check out our epic Opening Day video to experience the magic of those first few moments stepping onto camp.


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  • Staff Training Promotes Staff Community

    Staff Week creates a bond between all Crane Lake Staff members that invites constructive criticism, help, and encouragement from and for every area.


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  • Supporting Campers’ Social-Emotional Needs: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    In Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, our staff was trained just like first responders for a physical injury and learned to create an environment that is more inclusive and aware of the type of community we want to create.


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  • Finding Community After College

    This post was originally posted here as part of Foundation for Jewish Camp’s summer blog series “Because of Jewish Camp.” Each week, they are featuring personal reflections from camp parents, staff, and alumni exemplifying the ways that Jewish camp impacted their lives. Follow along all summer long, and share how Jewish camp impacted your life! by Susan […]


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