Activities + Schedule

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The quality of the Crane Lake experience is second to none. Each camper receives personalized attention from enthusiastic counselors and expert instruction from passionate specialty staff in in a wide variety of athletic, recreational and creative activities.

Our activities seek to strike a balance between skill development and personal enjoyment, and constant effort is made to meet the needs and wants of the campers. Campers travel throughout the day with their bunk group on a preset schedule, occasionally mixing with other bunks. This ensures group bonding and a well-rounded summer.  All campers also get to choose one chug, elective, during the week, and campers 8th grade and up choose a second more intensive elective period called chugensive. This provides our campers with the opportunity to try something new, or pursue what they are passionate about with more time and instruction.

Crane Lake’s highly experienced staff work with campers to promote skill-building, teamwork, friendship, and fun. We constantly encourage campers to take on challenges, explore new interests, and develop talents. Participation in inter-camp games adds to the spirit of camp- Crane Lake participates in over 30 tournaments with a wide variety of sports represented.

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NOT REAL HIDDEN
ADVENTURE AND OUTDOORS

Animal Care
Garden
Hikes & Nature Games
Zip Line & Aerial Obstacle Course
Israel Scouting & Outdoor Education
Teva (Nature Program & Outdoor Cooking)
Low Ropes Group-Building Elements
Overnight Campouts & Hikes

ATHLETICS

Archery
Baseball & Softball
Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Group Fitness
Flag football
Ga-Ga
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Running & Exercise
Self-Defense
Soccer
Street Hockey
Tennis
Ultimate Frisbee
Yoga

ARTS

Artists in Residence
Arts and crafts
Ceramics
Digital Photography

Drama & Musicals (featuring one show per session)
Drawing
Guitar and Songleading
Israeli Folk Dance
Jewelry Making
Musicians in Residence

Painting
Modern Dance
Pottery

Tie-dye

AQUATICS
JEWISH LIFE

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
Creative Services Led by campers
Israeli Culture and History
Jewish Culture and History
Tikkun Olam (Community service projects)
Song Sessions
Unique & Inspirational Shabbat Celebrations