Crane Lake Camp ‘s 110-acre spectacular campgrounds are on the shores of the beautiful, spring-fed Crane Lake, nestled in the Berkshire Mountains. This beautiful, natural setting features camper bunks, a dining hall, staff housing, health center, and an impressive range of athletic and program facilities offering campers every imaginable opportunity for summer fun. The exceptional activities and facilities that we offer provide an inspiring setting for our camp community to grow together.
Many of our facilities have been made possible by the generous support of our alumni families wishing to support our campers. Click below to see photos and descriptions of many of our features!
Crane Lake Camp has different styles of cabins . bathrooms, bunk beds, a cubby for each camper, and, most importantly, incredible counselors and bunkmates waiting to be lifelong friends. Some cabins are stand-alone, while others share a bathroom with an adjoining bunk.
One of our newest buildings on camp, our Chadar Ochel is a place for community building as well as sharing meals as a community. Family style meals are served with a delicious array of choices throughout the summer. Learn more about our meals here. Our spacious dining hall is managed by chefs trained in the culinary arts.
Our air-conditioned, indoor meeting space was built in 2007. The Beit Am can be utilized for any size, from small group instruction to a place to house our entire camp on a rainy afternoon. On good weather days, the Beit Am is used for dance.
The cherished theater space at Crane Lake Camp is the backdrop for many important all-camp traditions during first and second session. As the oldest building on camp, the Rec Hall is home to the plaques and banners campers created throughout the years of privately owned and URJ Crane Lake Camp. It also houses the drama program
Arts and Crafts
The place for creation and imagination. Our art staff works hard to create unique and exciting art projects from painting and drawing to ceramics, and helps our campers feel proud of their work. The arts and crafts room doubles as an indoor space when it rains..
and exciting art projects from painting and drawing to ceramics, and helps our campers feel proud of their work. The arts and crafts room doubles as an indoor space when it rains.
Our Outdoor Sanctuary is the spiritual center of our camp. This is where camp gathers daily for morning t'filah, as well as Shabbat celebrations on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. The Outdoor Sanctuary is also a place where significant moments of camp occur, such as opening ceremonies during which we pass or unroll our sacred Torah
Our lakefront is the at the heart of the Crane Lake experience, where we teach sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and waterski and play on our expansive inflatable water playground! The lake is also the site for cherished traditions such as our closing ceremonies.
Our brand new Aerial Challenge Course is a self-directed challenge-by-choice program, complemented by our zipline. Our Low Ropes Course features a circuit of team-building initiative activities.
Teva Overnight Site
Our Teva (nature) program includes learning outdoor skills such as orienteering and outdoor cooking, as well as an overnight experience in our beautiful and cozy platform tents.