• Prayer + Yoga= Fun!

    This morning, instead of having the regular T’fillah in the outdoor sanctuary, campers and counselors were split up by units and sent to different locations. This type of T’fillah is known as Unit T’fillah. Read more to hear about what the campers were up to this morning!


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  • Tournaments Update!

    Throughout the summer, the athletics staff organizes several tournaments each week. This past week was full of tournaments on and off camp. Win or lose, we still have fun!


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  • Shabbat Snippets 7/4

    This week was Crane Lake’s very first Shabbat services with all of camp together. Staff members led Shabbat services on Friday night and the Machon led services Saturday morning.


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  • This Week’s Jewish Value: Bitachon

    This week's Jewish value is Bitachon or confidence. Campers and counselors share how they show confidence at camp.


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  • Josh Feinberg: Camper to Senior Staff

    Being in this Crane Lake community has opened my eyes to a realm of possibilities for future professional goals and ways to have an impact on the future generations of campers and staff members.


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  • Cory Hermann Reflecting on Our 18th Summer as a URJ Camp!

    This summer we are celebrating our 18th summer as a URJ camp. Cory Hermann shares her experiences throughout her time at camp.


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  • First Session Opening Day 2015!

    After waiting for 10 months, opening day for first session came quicker than we could believe. We had an opening day ceremony in the Outdoor Sanctuary as we passed the Torah L’dor V’dor, generation to generation, from the oldest, Machon, to the youngest campers, Nitzanim.


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  • Interview with Brett Hausler, Assistant Director

    An interview with Brett Hausler about his experience at Crane Lake throughout the years.


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  • Journey to 18

    There are so many things that make Crane Lake unique and important to the lives of our campers and staff. This includes everything from the unforgettable friendships we make to writing our own stories into the Crane Lake history books.


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  • Shine – Counting the Blessings from Summer 2014

    It’s almost Thanksgiving, and we can’t help but keep smiling about this past summer at Crane Lake and how special it really was. Sometimes it takes time to realize the power of a summer like the summer of 2014, and we think now is a good time to reflect on the highlights.


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