• Taking Camp Home: Reflections for the New Year

    by Greg Kellner, Senior Assistant Director, URJ Crane Lake Camp It’s September 21st and it seems like just yesterday that I was giving hugs to campers and staff wishing everyone a L’hitraot, in the hopes of joining back together in next years summer months. I had an incredible summer at Crane Lake… It was everything […]


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  • Camp Counselors: Textpeople and Inspirations

    by Rabbi Melissa Buyer. Rabbi Buyer is currently the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Israel of New York City. Rabbi Buyer served as a faculty member for URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps in Summer 2012 and is a proud Crane Lake Parent. Everything depends on the person who stands in front of the […]


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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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  • Building Relationships: Chazak and NFTY NE

    It is not often that a group of 125 teenagers has the opportunity to spend an extended period of time working closely with and getting to know a group of children with special needs.


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