• A Letter to Our Crane Lake Athletes

    A letter to all the amazing Crane Lake campers who put their heart and soul into each and every tournament and sporting event that took place throughout the summer of 2018


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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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  • Maccabia 2018: How Values Help Us Win

    Maccabia is not a set of arbitrarily chosen events. Maccabia is a series of tests, each of which focuses on a particular trait that a person develops over their time at Crane Lake Camp. Watch the video to learn more about how our values drive each aspect of Color War, and read below to find out which team won each for Maccabia 2018!


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  • Color War Series, Day 1: Tug & Chop

    Take a closer look into the main events for the first day of Color War!


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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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  • Value of the Week: Toch’cha

    What is the most important thing in your life? Really take a moment and think about it. I have heard many kinds of scenarios that start out with, “You have ten minutes to leave your home with what you are able to carry.” What would you take? Some might grab important documents for identification, others may grab irreplaceable photographs from relatives no longer able to retake them and finally, many would immediately go for their pets.


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  • Value of the Week: V’ahavta L’reicha Kamocha

    I’m not the best, “camper.” I don’t love not being in air conditioning when the humidity is 100%.  I’m not a big fan of scrambled eggs that were prepared with the intention of feeding almost 500 people. And honestly, I love my summer routines in Brooklyn, a relaxed time at my congregation I can plan and vision for the upcoming school year.


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  • When Dodgeball is more than Dodgeball: A Story of Camp Moms, Dodgeball, and Community

    Our Crane Lake Mamas showed their staff values by playing staff dodgeball!


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  • Where We Come Together

    Praying outside in our outdoor sanctuary is a unique and special experience at camp! Watch our video to hear why it is so meaningful to campers and staff.


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