I left the store with bags and bags of every possible craft supply you could want – acrylic paint, pipe cleaners, paint brushes, watercolors, crayons, markers, crepe paper, cellophane, feathers, ribbons, beads, stickers…stickers…more stickers! My shoulders ache(d) with the weight of the tzedek/righteousness of 70 Atlanta children.
on April 11, 2014
A cookie is just a cookie, but a Newton is fruit and cake. A camp is just a camp, but MY CAMP IS THE BEST THING EVER. It doesn’t have the same ring, but you get the idea.
on March 18, 2014
Admittedly, my summers at Camp Coleman were not the prettiest years of my life (especially the summer Lauren Siegendorf poked me in the eye during a basketball game and I had to wear an eye patch for the better part of camp), but they certainly were the most memorable. And who would have ever guessed that in February 1990, I would meet future husband at the Tiki Bar in the Keys only to learn that he too was a Coleman camper.
on February 28, 2014
I am especially pleased because I have some very painful memories etched in my heart recalling many other debates, teach ins, and programs about Israel in which venomous, hateful speech was common and followed its way back into the many classrooms, dormitories, and places in my life. But, tonight it was different.
on February 26, 2014
There’s a lot I remember from Coleman. Rope burns, trip days; but one thing I really remember, a feeling I really remember, was hearing stories from my peers and, better, from the counselors. Right now my job is telling stories. I’m a sports anchor and reporter in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and while talking about slam dunks and coaching changes is an integral part of my job, I like to think that the real goal is telling stories; specifically, stories about people. Sports just happen to be involved, too.
on February 20, 2014
Did you know that 1 in every 4 Georgian children is food insecure? This means 1 in 4 kids has limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods. The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to lower statistics like these and increase the availability of food in the area. As a Jewish community we are obligated by mitzvot to help ensure that everyone has access to food necessary to sustain life.
on February 12, 2014
We pull into Camp Coleman and there is no sign at the entrance. In 1965 the Klan was still bombing synagogues and churches. There is no UAHC Camp Coleman sign and there are no Jewish stars. No visible signs at all, except for the mile markers my father instructs me to count.
on February 10, 2014
And then we asked, “what’s next?” It seemed only right and necessary that Coleman would be part of the next stage in Gideon’s life journey. So, in partnership with Bobby Harris and the Coleman community that is our family home, the Chadash program has been born. “Chadash” means “new,” and this truly is a new opportunity, a new path – one that can help give young adults with disabilities tools and skills for life success.
- Confessions from a first-time camp mom and staff member: A staff week recap June 9, 2012
- An Unknown Hero July 16, 2013
- Camp Coleman: Generations July 1, 2013
- Being a Mitzvah Representative April 23, 2014
- Camp All Day Every Day April 11, 2014
- Coleman’s Reach: Introducing our New Alumni Chair March 18, 2014
- Corine Bockenek: Thank you for sharing camping journey as parents o...
- Norm Lipson: Steve, Yasher Kochacha! Beautifully written an...
- Rachel: I used the Granny Smith apples and it was phenomen...
Countdown to Camp
- Session II starts:
287 days, 20 hours, 56 minutes, 25 seconds ago
Follow us on Twitter
- RT @frisbeerab: Got that Coleman spirit up in my seder! night 6: w/Shalom Beharim @URJCampColeman @TheISJL #URJCC #PASSOVERPILGRIMAGE http:…
- Got that Coleman spirit up in my seder! night 6: w/Shalom Beharim @URJCampColeman @TheISJL #URJCC #PASSOVERPILGRIMAGE http://t.co/sfyRzioqNv
- @ProjectRepat very nice!
- . @URJCampColeman see any t-shirts you recognize? http://t.co/622Vl9kN7I