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Turning Challenges into Triumphs in 2021

Dear Camp Coleman Community, Twelve months ago, we were reeling from the enduring public health and economic crises and painful isolation from friends and loved ones. Everyone at Camp Coleman was heartbroken over the loss of summer camp 2020 and anxious about what...

Fall 2021, Camp Chair Update

By Todd Gordon, Camp Committee Chair As the warm orange and yellow leaves have fallen beside Lake Shalom and the cool crisp air has returned to our summer home, there is much to be thankful for. 2021 has truly been a special year and there is already so much to look...

Dear Bobby, L’hitraot from Amy

In Parashat Eikev we learn that there was a second set of tablets placed in a rebuilt ark, written by Moses’ hand from God’s words. The inscribed commandments on the tablets and Moses’ spoken message to the people formed his legacy and is the basis of the Judaism we...

As I look back upon summer of 2021…

As I look back upon summer of 2021, I am filled with joy and satisfaction that we were able to bring everyone together for an “in person” summer. Throughout the year the obstacles seemed insurmountable and there were so many questions — Would we be able to find staff?...

A Message from Todd Gordon, Camp Chair

“What’s the best way to roast a marshmallow?” This is the question I was asked most frequently throughout the summer of 2021. Not the usual question a camp chair expects to hear most often. However, when you are given the opportunity to be the Campfire Specialist and...

Final Summer 2021 Update

Dear Camp Coleman Family,  It’s hard to believe there are only a few days left for the summer of 2021 at Camp Coleman. I can tell that we are savoring every movement of it. We just celebrated the final Shabbat of the summer and what a meaningful moment it was for me...

Kochavim Unit Update S2

Kochavim campers have been enjoying incredibly fun programs! Always a favorite, Super Sloppy night was a crazy night of shaving cream, water balloons, and camper v. counselor challenges. The counselors won the obstacle course race, but campers won both the water...

Tsofim Unit Update S2

Whew! It’s been a wild week for Tsofim , and the session is only just getting started. We’ve done so many activities, from circus arts to Krav Maga. So far, one of our favorite evening programs has been Olympics night. We all represented different countries and...

Mitzvah Mashehu…Impacting our Community

Tikkun Olam…Repairing the World…one of the most important parts of Judaism is making our world a better place.  In the before times (pre-COVID), our Kesher and Chalutzim campers would have Mitzvah Day outside of camp.  Our oldest campers were taken into the community...

Chalutzim Unit Update

Shalom from the Chalutzim unit! We are all so happy to be back together at camp for our final summer and were making every moment count. This week has been jam-packed with programming and fun. We all enjoyed a blast from the past with kindergarten night, snacked on...
Turning Challenges into Triumphs in 2021

Turning Challenges into Triumphs in 2021

Dear Camp Coleman Community, Twelve months ago, we were reeling from the enduring public health and economic crises and painful isolation from friends and loved ones. Everyone at Camp Coleman was heartbroken over the loss of summer camp 2020 and anxious about what...

Fall 2021, Camp Chair Update

Fall 2021, Camp Chair Update

By Todd Gordon, Camp Committee Chair As the warm orange and yellow leaves have fallen beside Lake Shalom and the cool crisp air has returned to our summer home, there is much to be thankful for. 2021 has truly been a special year and there is already so much to look...

Dear Bobby, L’hitraot from Amy

Dear Bobby, L’hitraot from Amy

In Parashat Eikev we learn that there was a second set of tablets placed in a rebuilt ark, written by Moses’ hand from God’s words. The inscribed commandments on the tablets and Moses’ spoken message to the people formed his legacy and is the basis of the Judaism we...

As I look back upon summer of 2021…

As I look back upon summer of 2021…

As I look back upon summer of 2021, I am filled with joy and satisfaction that we were able to bring everyone together for an “in person” summer. Throughout the year the obstacles seemed insurmountable and there were so many questions — Would we be able to find staff?...

A Message from Todd Gordon, Camp Chair

A Message from Todd Gordon, Camp Chair

“What’s the best way to roast a marshmallow?” This is the question I was asked most frequently throughout the summer of 2021. Not the usual question a camp chair expects to hear most often. However, when you are given the opportunity to be the Campfire Specialist and...

Final Summer 2021 Update

Final Summer 2021 Update

Dear Camp Coleman Family,  It’s hard to believe there are only a few days left for the summer of 2021 at Camp Coleman. I can tell that we are savoring every movement of it. We just celebrated the final Shabbat of the summer and what a meaningful moment it was for me...

Kochavim Unit Update S2

Kochavim Unit Update S2

Kochavim campers have been enjoying incredibly fun programs! Always a favorite, Super Sloppy night was a crazy night of shaving cream, water balloons, and camper v. counselor challenges. The counselors won the obstacle course race, but campers won both the water...

Tsofim Unit Update S2

Tsofim Unit Update S2

Whew! It’s been a wild week for Tsofim , and the session is only just getting started. We’ve done so many activities, from circus arts to Krav Maga. So far, one of our favorite evening programs has been Olympics night. We all represented different countries and...

Mitzvah Mashehu…Impacting our Community

Mitzvah Mashehu…Impacting our Community

Tikkun Olam…Repairing the World…one of the most important parts of Judaism is making our world a better place.  In the before times (pre-COVID), our Kesher and Chalutzim campers would have Mitzvah Day outside of camp.  Our oldest campers were taken into the community...

Chalutzim Unit Update

Chalutzim Unit Update

Shalom from the Chalutzim unit! We are all so happy to be back together at camp for our final summer and were making every moment count. This week has been jam-packed with programming and fun. We all enjoyed a blast from the past with kindergarten night, snacked on...