• The Impossible Ball Player

    How a first at-bat changed a life.


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  • From Crane Lake Camp to Lacrosse World Champ

    CLC alumnus Seth Mahler is headed to Netanya, Israel to compete in this years Lacrosse World Championship! From a camper at Crane Lake to an all-star lacrosse player, Seth has quite an interesting connection with Jewish life and sports.


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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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  • Meet Shahar: Our year-round shaliach

    Shahar Peled is Crane Lake’s year-round shaliach, working in partnership with Temple Israel in New York City.  This post is excerpted from an article originally published in the Chronicle, Temple Israel’s monthly bulletin. Shahar Peled was born and raised in Maccabim, Israel. He served three years as a combat soldier in the Israeli paratroopers brigade. Before his […]


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  • Rose Levenson, CLC Unit Head, give the D’var Haftarah at Biennial 2015

    URJ Crane Lake Camp is filled with so many wonderful people. Our community is full of love and happiness, and we are lucky to have incredible people in our Kehillah Kedoshah. Rose Levenson is one of those role models at Crane Lake. Rose has been working at camp for several years as a counselor and unit […]


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  • Olim Fellows Retreat: A Spiritual and Social Justice Awakening in Atlanta, Georgia

    Per Pachter usual, I arrived supremely late to the Jewish festivities that had already begun in Atlanta.


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  • Puppies at Crane Lake

    This year Crane Lake has four super cute puppies that live in our bubble with us. They are all around six months old and after the summer they will be in need of forever homes.


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  • The First Wave Has Arrived

    By Jenny Rehkugler, communications specialist  The Crane Lake Camp community is growing by the minute. On Thursday and Friday we welcomed all of our international staff, coaches and instructors. People traveled from far away places like Poland, Israel, Mexico, England, and much more to arrive in the place everyone will call home for the summer. […]


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  • “Amazing Experiences That Words Cannot Explain”

    by Emily Singer. Emily is a counselor at Crane Lake Camp and grew up in Newington, CT involved in many aspects of Jewish life including the Temple Sinai Youth Group. This past summer I had the pleasure of working with beautiful young children in a loving and flourishing community. When I got hired to work […]


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  • Fall Foliage at Crane Lake Camp

    We were just at camp recently and the Fall Foliage is, needless to say, BEAUTIFUL! We thought we would share a few photos…  


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