Camp All Day Every Day

Camp All Day Every Day

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.

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Coleman’s Reach: Introducing our New Alumni Chair

Coleman’s Reach: Introducing our New Alumni Chair

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.

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Respectful and Inspiring Engagement on a Hot Topic

Respectful and Inspiring Engagement on a Hot Topic

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.

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Slam Dunks Then, Slam Dunks Now

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.

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How Can We Feed Need with Our Feet?

How Can We Feed Need with Our Feet?

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.

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Sleeping and Awake

Sleeping and Awake

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.

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The Chadash Program – A New Path for Young Adults with Disabilities

The Chadash Program – A New Path for Young Adults with Disabilities

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.

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Construction Update: Women’s 8 and Alvin and Dorothy Hamburger Lodge

Construction Update: Women’s 8 and Alvin and Dorothy Hamburger Lodge

We are thrilled to announce that we have raised necessary funds so that Women’s 8 cabin will be renovated for Summer 2014. Additionally, construction of the Alvin and Dorothy Hamburger Lodge (including the new Coleman Alumni Lounge) is in full gear.

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