• 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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  • The Impossible Ball Player

    How a first at-bat changed a life.


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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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  • Meet the Puppies 2016

    Say hello to Rex, Maxxi, Goldie and Darwin, our camp puppies!


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  • 5 Lessons Learned from Olim Fellowship

    “I miss Olim Fellows already,” I said last week on the bus home to New York from the final Olim Fellowship retreat at camp. My friends surrounding me on the bus agreed. The Olim Fellowship program is more than just a reason to see your camp friends during the school year (although, who’s complaining?)


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  • Opening Day! A Day of Celebration and Creating Strong Community

    by Debby Shriber, Director, Crane Lake Camp There was true excitement in the air on Wednesday morning, as a sea of blue shirted counselors filed into the dining hall for breakfast. The weather was perfect and there were cheers of excitement and even Greg Kellner’s mom called and wished everyone a great day over the […]


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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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