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L’shanah Tovah! Coleman Connection Newsletter

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Summer 2018 In Review 
We truly did have a terrific summer 2018 season that included serving 848 campers from 16 states, 3 additional countries (Israel, Germany, Mexico) and 80 unique Reform congregations.  In addition to our regular spirited song sessions, exhilarating ultimate frisbee games, challenging canoe and whitewater adventures, we offered new activities, including circus arts, podcasting, and ukulele lessons. Read more…


Alumni/Staff Pen Pal Program
At Staff Week our summer staff were surprised with letters from their alumni pen pals! Alumni shared their memories from camp and started conversations with current staff. You can find out more about programs like this and more on the Coleman Alumni Facebook Group. Read more…

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Picture This: Cornerstone 2018 
“Four days where the main topic of conversation is camp. What kind of activities do you have at your camp? Do you call it Maccabiah or color war? It lasts five days?! Well that is the Foundation for Jewish Camp Cornerstone Seminar: four days of learning, teaching and talking about the best places on Earth. Cornerstone is the dream for any staff member of a Jewish summer camp.” Our 3rd year staff who participate in the Cornerstone Fellowship had an eye-opening experience at the retreat and are making an impact at Coleman through their action plan. Read more…

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My Aha Jewish Camping Moment
“It was the most beautiful moment of watching my child be Jewish at camp; he was completely encapsulated and unapologetically Jewish. As I looked around, I saw the rest of the campers doing the same thing. I was so moved to see all of these children getting to be Jewish at camp — unapologetically Jewish.” A camper parent and summer faculty member shared the impact Coleman has had on her son, her family, and her involvement in her temple. Read more…

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Thank You 2018 Scholarship Donors 
“Thank you for giving me a scholarship to Camp Coleman. Your camp made me wnat to become more Jewish and gave me a more special bond with my friends.” Thank you to our generous donors who have made the camp experience possible. Read more…