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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...

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...
Kochavim Unit Update

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

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

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...