On Oldham Pond

  • The Camp Trunk: 10 Tips to Pack Like a Pro

    The Camp Trunk: 10 Tips to Pack Like a Pro Label everything…and then label it again: Camp very quickly feels like home to our campers, which means one thing…our campers leave everything everywhere (sound familiar?). If there is a label or name written somewhere on it, that lost item is 99% more likely to find […]

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  • Is That My Campers Elbow?

    Is That My Camper’s Elbow? I clearly remember the “aha” moment of realizing how important it was for parents to “see” their child during their time at camp. It was my fourth summer on staff at Pembroke, and I was at home on my day off. I hadn’t yet had the chance to see all […]

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  • 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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