• World Zionist Congress Elections 2020

    by Debby Shriber, Executive Director, URJ Northeast Camps & Youth I’m typing this as I get ready to travel to Israel to meet some of our new shlichim. As you know, each summer an incredible cohort of Israeli Shlichim enriches our summer experience by bringing Israel to life for our campers. The bonds that are […]


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  • From Camp Staff to Camp Mom

    Alyson Bazeley was a camp staff member years ago and, with time, has become a camp mom and contributing faculty member.


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  • Fight Song 2019!!

    Watch all the clips from Fight Song 2019, including Bonim Boys, this year's champs!


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  • Changing the World, One Camper, One Moment at A Time

    In the midst of our crazy first semesters at college, it felt like a nuisance to go to middle of nowhere Georgia for a weekend. Little did we know that those 4 days would change us. The theme of the retreat was “human rights and social justice.” Yet, those words don’t even come close to what this weekend meant to us. This weekend was joyous, meaningful, inspiring, and important.


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  • That’s Generosity

    This summer, Upper Chaverim was lucky enough to work with our friend, visiting artist Noam Katz, to create an original song for camp.  The value that week was Nedivut, or Generosity, which is an integral part of our Culture of Kindness.  Inspired a little bit by the Torah's description of the Israelites' generosity in bringing their gifts to the Tabernacle, and a lot by the acts of generosity they see at camp, Upper Chaverim created this instant hit!


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  • Two Camps, One Soul: Making A Difference Day

    At Crane Lake and Eisner, we share the mission of bringing our values out into the world to make an impact. On Make A Difference Day, we lived our mission statement out loud as one, showing the power of social action, advocacy, and community.


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  • Disconnected at Camp: Connecting Tech Free

    Hear from our campers about the necessity of living at camp without screens!


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  • The New Ropes Course And Our Legacy of Giving Back

    Read about Olim 2020's b'nai mitzvah gift to camp, the special "Crane Lake" element on the new second level of our aerial adventure course, and watch our video of them enjoying it!


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  • Crane Lake Is My Summer Home (Poem)

    Read some poetry from one of our campers in the storytelling chugensive!


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  • Second Session Opening Day 2018!

    Experience the magic of entering our bubble in our Second Session Opening Day video!


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