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Tikkun Olam – Building Shalom to Empower and Inspire

In Jewish life we constantly pray for and work for Shalom. While Shalom is used to say "hello" "goodbye " and "peace", it means wholeness, harmony and peace- that all of the parts of the system are working together in balance becoming a whole greater than the sum of...

7 + 4 = 11 And So Much More: Machon Adventure 2022

The Machon Adventure Program is one of the three different leadership development and staff-in-training programs offered for Camp Coleman’s rising 12th graders. After several years of using North Carolina’s Outward Bound program for the Adventure Week, the Coleman...

Specialty Area Spotlight: Campscape

While it’s always a camper favorite, some of you may wonder what exactly is Campscape at Camp Coleman? To some, it simply may be where we make Limonana from freshly picked-from-the-garden mint and lemon balm leaves, yet its roots run so much deeper. (Get it, roots?)...

Specialty Area Spotlight: Aquatics

Hi, and welcome to aquatics! As an activity area, we are so lucky to be able to see almost every unit every single day, meaning that our lifeguards get to meet every child and form special bonds with not just the children in the bunk/unit, but with kids from all units...

Home from Camp: An Unpacking List

The end of the summer can bring many mixed emotions for campers. While they will be so happy to be back with their families, they will also miss their friends, counselors, and life at camp. As for parents— we know you can’t wait to hear all about your child’s amazing...

Tsofim Session 1 Update

It’s been quite the session for Tsofim so far! Everyone was super excited for our Luau pool party last night, wrapping up a week of exciting activities. Our unit has been able to try out some of the new additions to camp, including our Warrior course. Last Saturday,...

2022 Specialty Area Spotlight: Warrior Course

Our brand-new Courageous Warrior Course is a big hit! Campers are pushing their limits racing up the Warped Wall, learning how to lashe, and creating obstacle courses of their own on our Parkour Course. Every unit in camp will visit the course at least once, and...

Solelim Session 1 Unit Update

This past week at camp has been an exciting one for the Solelim unit as they began meeting camp’s wonderful staff, trying new activities, eating Coleman’s famous Apple Brown Betty, and making new friends in and outside of the bunk. During this first week, the campers...

2022 Friday Night Live S1W1

Bonim Session 1 Unit Update

Hi Camp Coleman! This past week has been CRAZY for Bonim! We have had an amazing time getting to meet all of our new friends, bunkmates, staff members and more! Bonim has been exploring all throughout camp this past week and has gotten to experience a lot that camp...

Camp Coleman 2022 Supervisors

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our fantastic, talented, and passionate team of supervisors who will be ensuring our campers and staff have a fun,  memorable, and safe summer. Joining the year-round team are incredible staff members who are multi-talented and bring...

2022 Community Care Team

2022 Community Care Team

I love camp! I believe camp is magical and provides children a unique and wonderful space to learn and grow. I hope to bring positivity and kindness to our camp community. While I never went to camp Coleman, I met my husband there while working as a counselor in...

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...