• Crane Lake JTFN

    For the past 4 weeks, 20 Chaverim campers have been part of the JTFN Kesher course. JTFN is the Jewish Teen Funders Network. We, the JTFN campers, have been given a grant of $1000 along with 37 other camps across the country.


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  • Israel at Crane Lake

    I always knew I wanted to be a counselor at a Jewish summer camp in the US. Why? I don’t even remember why.


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  • Israel Shabbat-O-Gram 7/21

    Shabbat Shalom from group nine! Time for some more monotonous rhymes. Last week we waved goodbye to the desert sand, traveling to the heart of the Holy Land.


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  • Israeli Basketball Guests

    Crane Lake hosted two very special guests today who shared their skills and language with campers on the courts. Ofir and Lior, two Israeli basketball players, came all the way from Israel to spend a month traveling around to nine different Jewish summer camps including Crane Lake.


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  • Megablog 1: Michelle Citrin, Tzofim Friendship Caravan, and Olympics 2012!

    By Hilary Winer, Athletics and Programming Team Leader Wow! What an incredible few days we have had here at Crane Lake!  In fact, because sometimes at camp events happen all at once, we’ll occasionally be updating you with Megablogs!  In this Megablog: Artist-in-Residence Michelle Citrin’s visit, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan’s appearance, and the 2012 CLC […]


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  • Happy Tu B’Shevat: Environmental Responsibility in the Berkshires

    by Greg Kellner, Senior Assistant Director, URJ Crane Lake Camp During the wintertime, I try to drive up to the Berkshires as much as possible. As an assistant director, you don’t get so much time to enjoy all that the Berkshires has to offer during the summer, so I try to experience it during the […]


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  • Crane Lake Campers Witness Gilad’s Homecoming

    The following is an excerpt and link to a blog post by Crane Lake Camper, Tzipi Crandell. Tzipi and fellow Crane Lake Camper, Leah Meyers, witnessed history while hiking in northern Israel. I was off to the Kineret. For the next six days, I was hiking from the Kineret to the Mediterranean Sea on a […]


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