• Fight Song 2018!

    Check out the full versions of your campers fight song for 2018!


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  • Camp’s Time Capsule

    Learn more about our 4th of July tradition-- digging up our camp time capsule from the previous summer!


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  • A letter to campers from their counselor, an IDF soldier

    Avital Goshen was one of our Israeli counselors this past summer, and she came to camp while she was in active duty in the Israeli Defense Force.  Over the summer, she was granted the rank of lieutenant in the army, which we presented to her in front of all of camp!  As she was released from the […]


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  • Second Session is Here!!

    Opening day for second session 2014 came with a little rain a little shine and even though it was slower than usual everyone arrived safely into the Crane Lake bubble.


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  • A Personal Insight into Mini Maccabia

    Mini Maccabia has been a Crane Lake tradition for as long as I can remember. It came in different forms, like 4th of July red, white and blue games, or CLC Olympics, but it was always around, and always a camp highlight.


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  • Israel at Crane Lake

    I always knew I wanted to be a counselor at a Jewish summer camp in the US. Why? I don’t even remember why.


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  • Special Guest: Alan Goodis

    By Jenny Rehkugler, Communications Specialist  Crane Lake had the honor of hosting a special guest this week who filled the camp with joyous song and cheer. Alan Goodis, renowned Jewish musician, serenaded the camp at a cozy bonfire on the lake and collaborated with CLC’s song leaders to teach them how to work most productively. […]


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  • Introducing CLC’s Senior Staff 2014

    The Senior Staff at Crane Lake is beyond excited for you to arrive! Check out this video to get a preview of the new Chadar Ochel while meeting the staff in different areas!


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  • All that’s missing is you!

    A month before camp, the senior staff gathered up in the Berkshires for a weekend to get ready for the summer of 2013! Our training explored the foundations of camp leadership, role modeling, and community building. Our senior staff will continue their high level training through this coming weekend as we begin to welcome groups […]


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  • Camp Rocks!

    by Elena Messinger, Crane Lake Camper. The following article originally appeared in New York Family 2012 Ultimate Summer Camp Guide. Since the first day I started camp at URJ Crane Lake in the Berkshires in the summer of 2009, it has become my home away from home. Here are just five of the ways camp […]


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