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    URJ Youth Camps: Crane Lake Camp

    URJ Youth Camps: Crane Lake Camp


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Other
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Faith-Based
    • Sub-Categories: Multi-Arts, Jewish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Accreditation: American Camp Association
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Through the years, Crane Lake Camp has offered thousands of youngsters the chance to develop lasting relationships, embrace new experiences, and explore what being Jewish means to them. We invite you to find out more about our commitment to providing your child with a safe and unforgettable summer. Campers range from ages 7 to 17 and are entering grades 2-12.

    Previously a privately-owned camp, Crane Lake Camp brings deep history and traditions to create a special community. Since joining the cohort of Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) camps in 1998, Crane Lake has become a second home to many. Children from URJ congregations across the Northeast join together each summer to experience the fun and magic of Jewish camping.

    Our caring and committed staff members (many of whom were campers themselves) strive to enrich the campers’ experiences by helping them build lasting friendships. These relationships lay the foundation for our summer community, providing encouragement and support. Our intimate camp environment allows campers to embrace the challenge of learning new skills in athletics, aquatics, the arts, and adventure and nature programs. What’s more, campers also immerse themselves in a wide range of innovative Jewish educational pursuits and creative spiritual experiences.

    From the youngest of our campers to the oldest of our Machon (Counselors-in-Training), every child who spends a summer at Crane Lake Camp returns home a little wiser, a little more self-confident, and a little more connected to the Jewish community. A summer at Crane Lake Camp is more than a summer of fun. A summer at Crane Lake is meant to last a lifetime. 

    Everything done at Crane Lake Camp stems from a good foundation. Campers and counselors alike strive every day to embody our mission statement, which we believe help us to be the best selves and community we can be.