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. This summer will be a particularly special one for Crane Lake, as it marks our Chai (18th) summer as a Union for Reform Judaism Camp. To honor our URJ Chai birthday we will be rolling out our “Journey to 18” Buzzfeed-style blog posts that celebrate the Crane Lake experience. The “Journey to 18” is your opportunity to share with us […]
on November 12, 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. The summer began with jaws dropping as people entered the red gates and saw our new Chadar Ochel. This new facility enabled us to eat as a community and celebrate Shabbat all together for the first time in many years. Not only were we able to be together, […]
on August 19, 2014
This year’s Maccabia was absolutely incredible. There were so many memories that campers and staff of Blue Destruction and White Creation will never forget. Here is a small glimpse into the action packed four and half days of Maccabia 2014.
on August 16, 2014
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. Their words made our last Shabbat together incredibly special. By Ashlee This is my first year at camp and I was warmly welcomed. I was taught a lot of traditions like the special CLC birthday song and the lunch time song – Everybody Dance Now. I am now a part of these traditions. That have been going through this camp from well honestly I […]
on August 13, 2014
Captains ’14 have done an incredible job leading Crane Lake in Maccabia this week. They’ve been busy doing all sorts of things to make this color war the best yet. Here are a few reflections written by the captains on how their days have been. Caleb C. I became a new camper here at Crane Lake this year in Olim as the only new camper out of 78. All of the campers and staff worked to make me feel welcome and within the first two days, Crane Lake already felt like my second home. Being a first-year captain during color […]
on August 12, 2014
Dear Crane Lake Families, This week has been a blast. With trip days, the play, a Tikkun Olam trip and fair, half marathon and Olim ’13 visiting day, there wasn’t any time for a dull moment. While the end of summer is creeping up on us, we are so thankful to have one more week in the Crane Lake bubble filled with action-packed, colorful Maccabia fun. Trip day was enjoyable for all. Nitzanim went to Lake Compounce to ride roller coasters and get soaked in some water park splashes. Bonim had fun on the big rides at 6 Flags and […]
on August 11, 2014
By Jenny Rehkugler, Communications Specialist Maccabia 2014 has come to Crane Lake in full force. Blue destruction and White Creation have split our camp in two. Last’s night’s breakout had everyone pumped for the week as past generals returned from a foamy pit in the lake. New generals were announced on the main lawn before campers and staff ventured onto the tennis courts for a full-blown foam party with bubbles galore. It is a huge honor to be a Maccabia general here at Crane Lake and last night eight new members, blue and white, were added to list. For the […]
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