Category: Fundraising

  • 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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  • 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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  • At Passover We Say, “NEXT year in Jerusalem.” For Our Teens, It’s Got To Be “THIS year.”

    By Barbara Stevens, Cohen Camps Development Director Imagine you’re a Camp Pembroke teen. The Dor L’Dor Israel Leadership Program—an extraordinary joint experience for each camp’s oldest campers—is something you’ve heard about and have looked forward to ever since you were a young camper. The reading of DLD letters from Israel back to camp became part […]

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  • Give Jewish Camp on #GivingTuesday

      I know the power of Jewish camp. I was a camper, a counselor, and now I carry on my family’s legacy and vision as President of the Cohen Camps. As a camper, I enjoyed swimming and sailing, the comradery…really, everything. As a counselor, I watched campers gaining confidence by trying new activities, and finding […]

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  • Creating Internships — and Great Counselors, Too. DLD: College Style.

      Cultivating college-age counselors — and the Jewish camp’s mission, too: The Cohen Camps pioneer a new answer to a long-term challenge Knowledgeable, committed and experienced camp counselors are the cornerstone of any great summer camp experience. The Cohen Camps, three New England Jewish overnight camps, along with all other Jewish camps face the same […]

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