• 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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  • A Tish’a B’av Reflection from our Israeli Mishlachat

    Throughout Jewish history, the Jewish people have had to face other nations forcing us to fight. Today, Tish'a B'av, we remember these hardships.


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  • This Week’s Jewish Value: Ahavat Ger

    This weeks Jewish Value is Ahavat Ger, love the stranger. There are many opportunities for Ahavat Ger here at CLC so we asked campers what it means to open their hearts to people they may not know well, and this is what they said.


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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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  • Camp Counselors: Textpeople and Inspirations

    by Rabbi Melissa Buyer. Rabbi Buyer is currently the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Israel of New York City. Rabbi Buyer served as a faculty member for URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps in Summer 2012 and is a proud Crane Lake Parent. Everything depends on the person who stands in front of the […]


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  • CLC’s T’filah Goes Visual

    By Sarah Lauing, Director of Jewish Life Sarah is a member of our year-round team, and our Nadiv Educator will spend summers with CLC and work throughout the year with both Eisner and Crane Lake Camps as well as with Temple Shaarey Tefila of New York City as the family educator. Sarah brings an incredible […]


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  • Reflections on Our First Shabbat

    by Rabbi Devorah Marcus Rabbi Marcus is the Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth El of Great Neck, NY and a faculty member this summer at Crane Lake Camp. After days of packing, arriving, unpacking, name-gaming, group-mixing, swim-testing, program writing, and community building, our first Shabbat came barreling towards us at the speed of camp. I […]


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  • Meet Our 2012 Senior Staff!

    Sarah Lauing: Director of Jewish Life Hi Crane Lake! I just received my Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. I’m excited to join the Crane Lake family as a Nadiv Educator, a full time position shared between camp and Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York City. Born and raised in […]


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