Our Unique “S-Team Project”

As girls grow into young women, self-esteem becomes essential. Camp Pembroke has created a unique program, “The S-Team Project” for our oldest campers. We also call it “Chazak-Chazak,” or Strength-to-Strength.

576057_234730869981012_1469255778_nThe program provides an engaging series of speakers, activities and discussion groups exploring topics relevant to today’s Jewish young women. It draws on Jewish readings and teachings, among other materials, to spark conversation and reflection. Together, Camp Pembroke’s oldest campers consider body image, the place of women in Judaism and Israel, nutrition, and conflict resolution at camp and at home. Individually, each girl embarks upon her lifelong discovery of her own individuality and personal identity. She deepens her personal engagement with her own Judaism, and she finds her own path into her heritage and tradition.

This program is generously supported by a gift from the Irving and Charlotte Backman Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.

Camp Pembroke is deeply grateful to Irving and Charlotte Backman for their commitment to this powerful program, and for their appreciation of the positive impact Jewish camping has on young women.

“Camp Pembroke is great in coaching the girls on being true to themselves and good to one another. My girls are so confident in who they are as a result.” ~ Pembroke parent