Monthly Archives:June 2012

  • Opening Day

      Opening Day is one of my favorite days of camp. I can always feel the excitement in the air between the counselors who cannot wait to welcome their girls and the famous line down and across Oldham Road filled with anxious campers ready to start their summers.  Nothing makes me happier than seeing the […]

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  • Alumnae Shabbat

    This weekend, Camp Pembroke welcomed over 100 alumni for our Alumnae Shabbat festivities! There were three generations of Pembroke women, 20 of whom stayed overnight on Friday for what was a very exciting Shabbat service, and a delicious dinner.  Just as the group was ready to gather in the pine grove, the heavens opened up […]

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  • The 10 Commitments

    I’m often asked what makes the Cohen Camps “Jewish” and how we differentiate our camps from other Jewish camps. There is no simple, quick answer – it’s more than just being Kosher, observing Shabbat and reciting blessings before and after meals.  We have a set of values that underlies the type of Jewish community we […]

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  • Camp Pembroke Alumnae Showing Their Love!

      This is the amazing story of how the Camp Pembroke Alumnae came together to make a dream come true! Ellen Felcher, the Camp Pembroke Director had just returned from seeing these shiny, sparkly pedal boats at a camping conference in March and while they were not quite in this years budget, Ellen wanted them […]

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  • Reflections from Lake Oldham

    When my daughter was 9 years old, and I was making the decision about where to send her to overnight camp, we took tours of several New England Jewish camps. Camp Pembroke was not the first camp we looked at, but it was most definitely the last. As soon as she heard that wearing pajamas […]

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