• 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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  • 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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  • How Fight Song Prepared Me To Teach Organic Chemistry

    Alumna Ari Matz shares how her Fight Song experiences at camp prepared her to teach Organic Chemistry after leaving the bubble.


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  • My Israel Story: Tara L.

    This is the fourth installment of our “My Israel Story” series. All week, we’ll be sharing personal photos and stories from our staff about their connection to Israel in honor of Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) on May 10-12. We look forward to sharing even more of our Israel stories and experiences […]


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  • “It’s Hard to Be Good.” Giving the Gift of Life

    By Jeffrey Schwartz. During Summer 2013, Jeff will be serving as the Head Songleader at Crane Lake Camp. Jeff was a camper, Machonik and counselor at Crane Lake Camp as well. During the Spring of 2013 Jeff was called upon by Gift of Life to become a bone marrow donor because of a camp drive […]


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  • Something to be Thankful for… Summers at CLC

    The following post was written as a Shabbat reading during staff orientation by Nick Peacock-Smith, Crane Lake Camp Athletics Director. Nick is a third year staff member, originally from Australia and now living in New York City. Over the course of the spring while I was working and living in the city every time I […]


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