Camp Coleman Mission
Our mission is to inspire campers and staff to be caring, committed, and connected to the Jewish community through an extraordinary camp experience.
Taste of Coleman: Entering 1st & 2nd Graders
Our Taste of Coleman program is designed especially for entering 1st and 2nd graders who are new to overnight camp. Our supportive counselors are selected to help support campers through this transition. Over the 5 day period, the campers follow a carefully crafted schedule that allows them to experience the full range of Coleman activities for our younger campers.
Bonim - Entering 3rd & 4th Graders
Kochavim: Entering 5th Graders
Solelim: Entering 6th Graders
Tsofim: Entering 7th Graders
Nachsonim: Entering 8th Graders
Kesher: Entering 9th Graders
Chalutzim: For Entering 10th Graders
NFTY in Israel (4-week): Entering 11th Graders
Machon Full Summer Program: Entering 12th Graders
The Machon 8-week program provides participants with an immersive opportunity to work with campers and to reflect on their experience. During the 1st session of camp, participants will learn what it means to be a great counselor and will develop the skills necessary to be an effective role model and mentor to our campers. During the 2nd session, participants will live in cabins with campers and counselors and under supervision, will practice those skills.
The 8-week program is best for teens who showed leadership as a camper through their commitment to our Brit Kehillah and core values and have proven that they are ready to be role-models at camp. The ideal candidates have experience working with children in a camp or school environment.
*Applications are required*
Machon- Israel SUmmer adventure (7-week): Entering 12th Graders
One of the options that will be available to you as part of our Summer 2021 Machon opportunities – the Coleman Machon Israel program! Machon is our staff training program for rising 12th graders. Because the 2020 Israel trip was canceled, we are thrilled to be able to offer you a chance to do both the Israel trip and the Machon program this summer with an 8-week experience. For those who choose this option, you’ll attend first session at Coleman as part of the Machon program, and then you’ll head to Israel on a special 3.5 week experience in partnership with NFTY in Israel.
NEW! Machon Adventure Program (5-week): Entering 12th Graders
The Machon Adventure Program is a Leadership Development and Staff-in-training program. Machon Adventure participants spend a week living outdoors gaining outdoor living skills. During the Machon Adventure week, participants will learn to setup a campsite and how to cook their own meals. In partnership with Landmark Learning, participants will also receive training and certification in Wilderness First Aid, a 2-day advanced first aid course. The week also includes several outdoor adventure experiences, including whitewater rafting, hiking, and ziplining. You will push your limits both physically and emotionally and share in the joy of a challenge surmounted.
Participants of this program will arrive back at camp on opening day of 2nd session and will spend the next 4 weeks incorporating their Machon Adventure experience into our Leadership Development and Staff-in-training program. Participants will learn what it means to be a great staff member and will develop the skills necessary to be an effective role model and mentor to our campers.
*Applications are required*