• Tzofim, Tzo Tzofim

    The Tzofim came to camp to represent Israel and the lifestyle we have growing up. At camp, the Tzofim counselors are general counselors and are also apart of the Mishlachat.


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  • Second Session Has Begun: Unit Head Reflection #2

    Here's an update on the first week of second session from our Unit Heads!


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  • Shabbat Snippets 8/1

    This week’s Shabbat Services were led by Lower Chaverim on Friday Night and Upper Chaverim on Saturday Morning. The themes celebrated were Sakranut – curiosity and B'chol L'vavcha – with all your heart.


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  • Why I Come To Camp

    “Why do you go to camp?” For the last nine summers this is always the question I am asked.


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  • This Week’s Jewish Value: Sakranut

    This week’s Jewish value is Sakranut, meaning curiosity. Curiosity can take many different forms at camp; we can show curiosity by trying new things, asking questions and stepping out of our comfort zone.


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  • Tikkun Crane Lake- Kesher 2015

    “Kesher has become something we love!” Kesher are the electives taught by our faculty—the rabbis, cantors, and educators who spend a week or two with us at camp and help to make Judaism come alive for our campers. Check out the Kesher courses being offered this week!


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  • My Israel Journey…40 Years and Counting

    It has been a privilege and a pleasure, to work with these amazing young people these past few summers. Their contribution to Crane Lake has been remarkable. They have helped us all to truly become part of Am Israel, the nation of Israel.


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  • My Fondest Camp Memory

    My favorite camp experience would have to have been fight song 2014. The girls in my bunk had been writing things throughout the year, as had all the other bunks in Olim.


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  • What’s it Like to be New at CLC?

    Not only was it an unfamiliar place, but there were so many unfamiliar faces – everyone to be exact. I came to Crane Lake Camp as a new Machon (counselor in training) and I was thrown into a unit that had been together for years.


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  • We Did It!

    We made our goal! On both opening days as well as first session closing day and visiting day, we collected over 300 cans to feed the hungry in our local community.


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