• 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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  • Compassion and Our Culture of Kindness

    CLC compassion is interesting, inviting, and inevitable. Get the insight from general counselor Louie Goldsmith: a Yale undergraduate.


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  • CLC and the Power of Perseverance

    Faculty member Rabbi Marci Bellows shares her reflections on our campers' perseverance and the Jewish people's endurance, in honor of this week's Jewish value of the week: Netzach.


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  • The Neuroscience of Generosity

    In recent years, neuroscientists have discovered that feelings of generosity activate our neo-cortex, the front of the brain with our ‘higher thinking’ and more recently evolved capabilities. Therefore, feelings of being generous are done by choice.


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  • Why Camp: Living Values L’dor V’dor

    Sarah Stein, Unit Head Team Leader and year-round URJ employee, had the honor of speaking to board members from the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Here are her words, all about why Jewish camp has been important in her life and what she wants to bring to her campers and staff.


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