• Camp: The Great Continuum

    by Barbara Lerman-Golomb. Originally posted on the Reform Judaism Blog. Read the entire article: http://blogs.rj.org/blog/2012/08/16/camp-the-great-continuum/ It’s hard to believe that camp is nearing the homestretch. Just a few short weeks ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to officially welcome second session families when we volunteered at Crane Lake Camp in West Stockbridge, MA, for Opening […]


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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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  • 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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  • Faculty Celebrates National Wear Your Camp Shirt Day

    What a great day for the Faculty of Eisner and Crane Lake Camps! This morning, we were joined by more than 30 Rabbis, Cantors and Educators, wearing their camp shirts, for our annual Education Summit. Synagogue professionals from across the northeast gathered to vision and plan the educational components of Summer 2012. What seemed to […]


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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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  • 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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  • Great Days at Camp Chazak

    What a busy few days we have had! Here in the bubble (or at camp), we often talk about how time works differently.


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