Cohen Camps 2014 Impact Report

  • Cohen-Camps-2014-Impact-RepPlease watch your mailbox for the Cohen Camps 2014 Impact Report, which details all that we have accomplished in the past year at the Cohen Camps. We are enormously grateful to our families, alumni, and friends who have helped us achieve so much in the past year.

    This report is something new for the Cohen Camps. We designed it to provide the ‘big picture’ of what camp means to all of us, while providing specifics for our stakeholders. Over the past few years we have challenged ourselves to strategically articulate our mission and the steps we will take to fulfill my grandparents’ vision of helping young people develop their Jewish identity. The process has left us, as you’ll read, “brimming with fresh energy, warmth and commitment to excellence.”

    Often organizations call their review of the previous year an “Annual Report.” We’ve chosen to call ours an “Impact Report” to reflect our commitment to, and belief in, having a positive impact on this generation of American Jewish youth and the greater Jewish community. With it we invite more involvement of the people who share the same Jewish values we hold—to have their own impact. The great things we can achieve are only attainable through a partnership with like-minded people.

    This report isn’t the only new thing at Cohen Camps. Some of this year’s noteworthy accomplishments include milestone reunions at Camp Pembroke (80th year) and Camp Tevya (75th year), new facilities to enhance programs, the Dor L’Dor: College Style internship program, our first Adult Dor L’Dor trip to Israel, our Certification in Jewish Teen Leadership in partnership with Hebrew College, and the Alumni App to connect alumni across generations.

    We enter this new era for the Cohen Camps with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to the Jewish people. My grandfather Eli founded each camp to address a need he saw at the time in the Jewish community; like him we are now envisioning how the Cohen Camps can address needs of the greater Jewish community, by building on our legacy and the lifelong bonds created at camp.

    I want to thank everyone who supported us financially this past year; we achieved much because of you. And, I look forward to having more families, alumni and friends become partners in our mission so we can achieve even greater things for our campers and our community.

    I also want to thank those alumni, alumnae and parents who volunteered their time to help with camper recruitment and retention programs throughout the year and, especially those volunteers who organized and ran our Camp Pembroke and Camp Tevya reunions. We value your love of Jewish camp, your energy and your hard work. Thank you.


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