• Jewish Life: Limud & Kesher College at Eisner

    ednesday was the twentieth day of our twenty-three days of staff training before the opening of camp. There’s a lot to do to get camp ready-- training staff in supervision, safety, and camper care; preparing different program areas; orienting new staff to the culture of Eisner Camp. This last item involves learning about, and experiencing the core values of our camp, and these are Jewish values. So on Wednesday the entire staff, including administrative, housekeeping, kitchen, counselors, instructors, and leadership team all had a chance to participate in a day of Jewish learning.


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  • T’rumah: Camp-Inspired Discussion Questions for Your Shabbat

    Camp-inspired questions for this Shabbat's Torah portion: T'rumah!


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  • Vayak’heil: Camp-Inspired Discussion Questions for Your Shabbat

    Shabbat Shalom! We are thrilled that so many Eisnerites are celebrating Shabbat Across America this weekend by inviting members of our community into their homes for Shabbat dinner! No matter where or how you are enjoying Shabbat this week, we want to offer you the chance to learn some Torah and reflect on its relevance for camp.


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  • Eisner Camp Sports in Action!

    All session long, our campers have been learning new skills and having fun during their instructional and chug sports.  Campers have gotten a chance to experience a wide variety of different sports and even a few competitions, so check out our video and see them all in action!


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  • Outdoor Education at Eisner Camp

    Paige Kohn, Social Media Director Something that we put a lot of focus on at Eisner Camp is our Outdoor Education program.  Outdoor Education here is comprised of the Adventure department, the Teva department, the Israeli Scouts, gardening and the animal farm.  By unifying all of these areas, we are able to ensure that campers […]


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  • Happy Tu B’Shevat: Environmental Responsibility in the Berkshires

    by Greg Kellner, Senior Assistant Director, URJ Crane Lake Camp During the wintertime, I try to drive up to the Berkshires as much as possible. As an assistant director, you don’t get so much time to enjoy all that the Berkshires has to offer during the summer, so I try to experience it during the […]


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  • It’s Not Your Father’s Teva Any More

    At the far ends of Eisner Camp – way up the hill past the A-frames, through the woods past the soccer fields and past the tennis courts – lie some of the coolest programs that we offer. Most Eisner alumni and even recent campers won’t even recognize Eisner’s Outdoor Education programs. Our campers don’t just learn about the outdoors, they experience it firsthand. And once they do, they come back to camp with renewed excitement and go home with all sorts of new skills.


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  • Maccabiah 2011 is Under Way!

    By Paige Kohn, Social Media Director We are now in the midst of Maccabiah, and we’re not slowing down.  The Maccabiah break actually started about fifteen minutes following the Sponge Bob fake break during the all camp dance.  Unbeknownst to all of the campers, while they were dancing their hearts out, center camp was being […]


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  • The Arts Continue to Thrive at Eisner

    We’ve had an exciting summer in the Arts here at Eisner!  From phenomenal teachers in areas such as ceramics, music, drama and painting, to a visiting artist who taught papermaking, we’ve had a lot to celebrate during Chagigah. Our arts department has strived to continually raise the bar for campers to learn new skills and […]


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  • Stories From Inside the Machon Program

    The Machon Program at URJ Eisner Camp engages participants (rising high school seniors) in a program that helps to build leadership skills through education and counselor/specialty training, while strengthening their Jewish identities and helping to connect their camp experiences to their daily lives.  This blog post takes a look at the experiences of our Machonikim […]


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