Crane Lake Camp is rooted in a long history and rich traditions of excellence since it first opened its doors as a private camp in the early 1900’s. It has been a Union for Reform Judaism camp for over 20 years.
Crane Lake offers a tight-knit community based on a culture of kindness and personal growth and serves as a second home to 350 children each session. Campers come together to experience the fun and magic of Jewish camping from across the Northeast as they travel together throughout the day as a cabin group, experiencing the excitement of every single activity.
The Crane Lake Community (sometimes referred to as The Bubble) offers a fun, supportive environment where campers can explore, challenge themselves, and develop their passions. At camp, kids of all abilities and backgrounds strengthen their Jewish identities, all while surrounded by beautiful facilities and expert staff.
Our caring and committed staff members (many of whom were campers themselves) strive to enrich the campers’ experiences by helping them build lasting friendships. These relationships provide encouragement and support and offer the opportunity for every camper to realize their full potential.
Our intimate (tech-free and parent-free) environment allows campers to embrace the challenge of learning new skills in athletics, aquatics, the arts, adventure and nature programs. What campers don’t realize, is they are learning communication, collaboration, creativity, grit and empathy - the predictors of success in camp, school and beyond.
In addition to daily activities, inter-camp games, and special events, campers and staff immerse themselves in a wide range of innovative Jewish pursuits and creative spiritual experiences that are the soul of Crane Lake Camp. Campers from different backgrounds join together to create an intentional, meaningful community.
From the youngest of our campers to the oldest of our Machon (Counselors-in-Training), every child who spends a summer at Crane Lake Camp returns home a wiser, more self-confident, a bigger part of our community and more connected to the Jewish community.
Crane Lake Camp is more than a summer of fun, it is an experience that lasts a lifetime.
Everything done at Crane Lake Camp stems from a good foundation. Campers and counselors alike strive every day to embody our mission statement, which we believe help us to be the best selves and community we can be.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis Jewish
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Ropes Course Hiking
Performing Arts Dance Drama Music
Competitive Events Competitive Events Intra Camp Competition Inter Camp Competition
Individual Sports Gymnastics Tennis
Team Sports Baseball Basketball Football Soccer Softball Volleyball
Water Sports Instructional Swimming Recreational Swimming Canoeing Fishing Water Skiing Kayaking Sailing
Arts and Crafts Ceramics Jewelry Design
Miscellaneous Color War Environmental Farming Photography
Other Activities Informal Jewish Education Animal Care Fitness Ga-Ga Gymnastics Street Hockey Ultimate Frisbee Yoga Guitar Wakeboarding Off-Site Trips
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 46 State Line Road - Route 102
West Stockbridge MA, 01266 USA
Winter Address 160 Chubb Ave
Suite 207 Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071 USA