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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...

Kesher Unit Update

Kesher’s Unit theme is “ how is the world broken and what can we do to fix it?” This week we dove head first into these questions, focusing on issues of social justice and injustice during our first “mashehu” programming time each day. A favorite mashehu activity...

Summer 2021, the Summer of Intent, Kavannah – Rabbi Adam Miller

In March of 2020, our world turned upside down. My family weathered the initial stages of the shutdown, accepting the shift to virtual school, safety protocols, staying at home, and the shortage of toilet paper without too much fuss (camp gets you used to single-ply)....

Kochavim Unit Update

Kochavim has been having a fantastic time at camp. From Gaga, to the pool, to services, they’ve loved it all. The cabins B3A/B and GS3, while safely separately podded, have been able to come together as a unit and enjoy the magic of camp. We’ve learned about all the...

Solelim Unit Update

Wow! We can’t believe our first week of camp has finally come to an end. It’s been a wild ride so far, and we can’t wait for the next two weeks. So far, we’ve done everything from swimming to Gaga to dance. Everyone especially enjoyed Saturday night’s program, Fashion...

Bonim Unit Update

by Rachel Levi For our newest Camp Coleman camper editions, this Bonim unit has flourished in exploring camp’s endless activities, forming long-lasting friendships, and creating unforgettable memories. From swimming at the pool and Lake Shalom to making lanyards and...
Tsofim Unit Update

Tsofim Unit Update

For Tsofim, this week has been a week like no other. We dove right into our daily cabin rotations on the second day of camp with fun activities such as ropes course, drama, metals, and yoga. We’ve had numerous evening programs to keep the campers engaged and excited...

Summer 2021 Machon-Israel Adventure Track FAQs

No, Coleman is offering 3 different options for Machon 2021 participants- Machon Israel Summer Adventure, Machon 8-week, and Machon Camping Adventure Machon- Israel Summer Adventure (1st session at camp, 2nd session in Israel) Full Tuition - $8,475  With  RootOne...

Remembering John Lewis Through Remembering Camp

Remembering John Lewis Through Remembering Camp

By Jonathan Edelman It took me a while to face the passing of civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis, whose story and teachings have been with me throughout most of my life. When I did, though, I thought back to how I first learned about him. It wasn’t...

Machon 5-Series Program

Machon 5-Series Program

Calling all 2020 Machon! You asked and we heard you! We will be hosting a 5-week workshop series where we will explore some of the topics that are important and that you would have explored at camp. June 30th: Programming 101 with Marlee GordonJuly 7th: Israel Program...

NEW! Camp Coleman Minecraft Server

NEW! Camp Coleman Minecraft Server

Camp Coleman’s official Minecraft server - build and hangout with camp friends anytime. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Paste...

URJ Camp Coleman and Racial Justice

URJ Camp Coleman and Racial Justice

Shalom Camp Coleman family, Last week our nation watched another video of a Black man, George Floyd, being killed by police.  We could list many more names of Black men and women killed by police in the last several years. I shudder to think how many more names we...

Cole-Cam Live!

Cole-Cam Live!

Introducing the COLE-CAM, our LIVE Coleman webcam!  When you are home and thinking of your summer home, click here to take in a little essence of camp. The Cole-cam will be available every day from 4:00pm-9:00pm. The password to watch the feed is Oursummerhome30528. ...

Summer 2020 Launch RECAP

Summer 2020 Launch RECAP

Good Afternoon! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Summer 2020 Launch! We look forward to spending meaningful moments with you throughout the summer. Here are some of the highlights from the launch: Introducing the COLE-CAM, our LIVE Coleman webcam!  When you...

2020 Updates: Letter to Families

2020 Updates: Letter to Families

Dear Camp Coleman Family, It is with broken hearts that we share our plans to cancel all in-person activities held on our site for summer 2020. If at any point new information emerges and conditions change that lead us to be able to provide in-person gatherings, we...