• Shabbat Snippets 8/16

    Our final Shabbat services were led by Nitzanim and Olim, the youngest and oldest units on camp. Here are some of the writings they read for the Crane Lake community on Friday night and Saturday morning.


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  • 14 Things That Made First Session at CLC Epic!

    You counted down the days from 364 to 0 to arrive at CLC for first session. You woke your parents up at 5 a.m. to drive to camp for opening day, because you knew that first session 2014 would be the most epic summer of you life!


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  • The Little Mermaid CLC Camp Play

    This year Crane Lake went under the sea as campers put on the Little Mermaid on the rec hall stage last night. Spirits were high as familiar tunes were sung and proud smiles were shining as friends performed in front of the community.


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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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  • Crane Lake JTFN

    For the past 4 weeks, 20 Chaverim campers have been part of the JTFN Kesher course. JTFN is the Jewish Teen Funders Network. We, the JTFN campers, have been given a grant of $1000 along with 37 other camps across the country.


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  • Israeli Basketball Guests

    Crane Lake hosted two very special guests today who shared their skills and language with campers on the courts. Ofir and Lior, two Israeli basketball players, came all the way from Israel to spend a month traveling around to nine different Jewish summer camps including Crane Lake.


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  • 5th Grade Boys Soccer Tournament

    Crane Lake Camp hosted our first soccer tournament of the summer today. Fifth grade boys from 7 other camps came to CLC for a double elimination, 7 versus 7 tournaments held on our soccer fields.


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  • A Note from Debby

    I am beyond thrilled that summer 2014 has started with so much love and happiness filling our bubble.


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  • Maccabia Memories 2013

    What an incredible Maccabia! In the final days of camp, Blue and White competed as White Desert and Blue Rainforest. The competition was complete with the Ruach that is Crane Lake Camp. From Tug to Bucket Brigade to Rope Burn, the energy was electric! Your could taste the excitement and you could certainly see the […]


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  • Repairing the World, One Watermelon at a Time

    Social Action is an important part of the Crane Lake Community. Read about our Tikkun Olam trips in cooperation with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York!


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