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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

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

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

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...

Tuesday Tutorial: Challah Making

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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!

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

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

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...

Introducing Todd Gordon, Camp Committee Chair

“We are here for a reason, every day, every season, and it’s time for us to shine.” These words come from Shine (Mind, Body, and Soul), one of our Coleman theme songs which campers are taught the first day of each session. While these words are sung to mark the...
Solelim Program Update of 2nd Session!

Solelim Program Update of 2nd Session!

Solelim has had a very busy first  few weeks of camp! From jumping off the blob in the lake to learning new recipes in Jewish Cooking, our campers have been having a blast trying new activities and making new friends. Along with all of the Solelim campers have...

Jewish Cooking Cookbook, 1st Session 2019

Jewish Cooking Cookbook, 1st Session 2019

Now available are our Jewish cooking recipes from first session! Janel Habosha, our Jewish cooking specialist, did an amazing job working with our campers in order to exemplify a communal environment where every person shared a part in the cooking. Here are the...

Dear First-Time Camper Parent

Dear First-Time Camper Parent

Just remember you are giving your child a gift that only camp can provide. The gift of independence, problem solving without your help, negotiating friendships, learning to take care of him or herself, making choices about everything from food to clothes to activities, learning to love Judaism on one’s own terms, exploring, adventure, courage, and so. much. more.

Emerging Leaders: Machon Mitzvah Corps 2019

Emerging Leaders: Machon Mitzvah Corps 2019

Since June 21st, the 14 students on the Machon Mitzvah Corps (MMC) program have gathered with a goal of service. From volunteering in community projects to studying social justice, the Machon have learned valuable lessons that they will take to Camp Coleman and beyond.

Bonim Update!

Bonim has been having an amazing time this summer! We are super excited to welcome our second group of two-week campers today and to share lots of fun activity with them. Last week, we had a super sloppy night, a fun mess with shaving cream, baby shampoo and water...

Jacob Spike Kraus!

Jacob Spike Kraus!

The Coleman community was thrilled to host the first residency of Jacob Spike Kraus’s 15-camp tour this summer.  Spike is a phenomenally talented song-leading and singer-songwriter who came up through the URJ camp system and was the perfect guest for our first week of camp and first Shabbat..

Kesher Trip Update!

Kesher Trip Update!

We are halfway through the session and the fun is just beginning! The unit has been enjoying many of the programs such as mitzvah party, a fun way to learn about philanthropic organizations, or shattered vessels, where they learned the importance of repairing the world through candy. While all the activities and programs are fun at camp, the campers really enjoyed the Kesher trip this past week!

Chalutzim Unit Update!

Chalutzim Unit Update!

Last week, Chalutzim embarked on a four-day civil rights-themed trip around the South. This included stops throughout major landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and going to the Atlanta Braves game as well as the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park.

IT’S TRIP TIME!

IT’S TRIP TIME!

IT’S TRIP TIME! That’s right, all our campers have gone on trips over the last few days! Read here to hear all about them.