• Jewish Value of the Week: Hakarat Hatov

    Listen to Rabbi Sara talk about our value of the week Hakarat Hatov (Gratitude)


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  • Torah at CLC: Chukat: Perseverance Even Without Promise

    by Chelsea Feuchs, Assistant Limud Director As a kid, I played softball in the town rec league and my dad helped coach the team. Twice a week we would go out to a local field and he would hit grounders, fly balls, and line drives to the team as we practiced catching. At first the […]


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  • Jewish Value of the Week: Teshuvah

    Mindy Sherry RJE reflects on this week's value of the week-- Teshuvah, or seeking forgiveness.


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  • Celebrating Our International Staff

    International Night celebrates our staff from all over the world!


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  • Torah at CLC: Korach and Justice Models

    by Chelsea Feuchs, Assistant Limud Director This week’s Torah portion is Korach and, to be honest, it’s diffuclt to explain to young campers. Essentially, a man named Korach instigates a rebellion against Moses and, as a result, is swallowed up by the earth along with his biggest supporters. The punishment is swift and brutal, and […]


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  • Jewish Value of the Week: Kavannah

    Cantor Chanin Becker reflects on this week's value of the week-- Kavannah, or intention.


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  • 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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