New England’s three Cohen Camps cultivate friendships and Jewish values, and each shines with its own personality. Near Cape Cod, Camp Pembroke is a unique sisterhood for girls. On lakes in southern NH, Camp Tevya and Camp Tel Noar are co-ed. Campers ages 7-16 enroll for three-and-a-half or seven weeks.
Younger first-timers can try Tel Noar for one week or Pembroke for two weeks. First-timer and sibling discounts are available, along with up to $1,000 from onehappycampernj.org for a first summer at a Jewish camp.
“Parents choose the Cohen Camps to get the warmth of a family-run nonprofit organization along with our 90-year legacy. We can help them choose which camp fits their child,” says President Jonathan Cohen, whose grandparents founded the camps. “What sets our camp experience apart is how we build community, connect with each other and grow as people and in our Jewish identity.” The camps are non-denominational and kosher, welcoming families of all Jewish backgrounds.
At all three camps, children and teens live the magic of summer—friendships, outdoor living, arts, swimming and sports. “We create a balanced program with more and more electives as you age—there really is no ‘ordinary’ day at camp,” Cohen says.
Campers enjoy lakes featuring beaches, canoes, kayaks and sailboats, athletic fields, tennis courts and a gaga pit. Each camp has photography, videography and creative arts.
“Our great staff is the heart of what we offer,” notes Cohen. Much of the staff grew up at camp and are committed to giving the next generation of campers great summers, too. “Parents tell us their children and teens think of camp as their ‘happy place,’” he says. “That makes us happy, too.”
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