Category: Sisterhood

  • 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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  • 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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  • Where Magic Happens: Reflections on 13 Years of Summer Camp

    At Camp Pembroke, the Bat Mitzvah tradition (for those who have spent 13 summers at Camp Pembroke) signifies the 13 year commitment to camp, to the campers, and to the role that Pembroke has played in their development into the women they have become. It accentuates that commitment and acknowledges the connection that these women […]

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