On Oldham Pond

  • Easily Extraordinary: Introducing Mitzvah Projects

    Every year, a few Cohen Campers do something I consider extraordinary: they invite friends and family to give to their camp’s Scholarship Fund. They do this in place of gifts for their bar or bat mitzvah, or for their birthday. Cohen Camps Alumni do it, too, as a way to mark a big occasion like […]

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  • Walking Sightless Among Miracles on Shabbat

    Last summer, I began my own Camp Pembroke journey. As we get ready for Summer 2018, I think back to last year’s staff training. That first afternoon with the full cadre of counselors gathered, we went around in a circle to answer “What are you most looking forward to about camp?” So many of the […]

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  • Fresh Faces for 2017: Introducing Our New Head Counselors

      Summer is on its way! Camp Pembroke is already brimming with excitement and fresh energy. Please join me in welcoming our 2017 Head Counselors, three wonderful women whom some of you may know already! The Head Counselor role is central to how we build community and integrate campers into bunk life at Camp Pembroke. As […]

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  • Role Models and Mensches at Camp Pembroke

    We were so thrilled to find out that one of our young campers, Aliya, decided to generously donated a portion of her weekly allowance for many months to Camp Pembroke, her summer home which she loves. She is donating part of her allowance in honor of her counselors and older campers; her role models. In […]

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  • What Does Being a “Summer Sister” Mean at Camp Pembroke?

        Summer sisters: A term used to describe the lifelong friends made at Camp Pembroke. Ask any camper or alum about Camp Pembroke, and within the first few minutes she will be talking about the unique sisterhood she shared at Camp Pembroke. It’s more than friendship, it’s more than camp friends, it’s a deep […]

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