What Parents Say

” ‘Camp Tel Noar is home in my heart’ was said by my 10 year-old daughter as we drove into camp. CTN is the blood in her veins.”
– Joann, Westport, CT

“The sense of community that comes from a small camp with a variety of people and experiences is unparalleled. The smaller size makes it less intimidating for a new camper, and the diversity of activities, counselors and campers makes it seem much larger.”
– Lynn, Framingham, MA

“It is a very, very big job being responsible for 16 kids in an overnight setting. Safety, hygiene, diplomacy, planning, organization and tender loving care are hard work, and we couldn’t have asked for more impressive staff to manage all of those things for our son and his bunk. Please know that we are forever grateful for what you have done for our son in his first year away from home.
– Tiffany, Longmeadow, MA

“Kids have a great time and there is something about the environment that facilitates wonderful relationships between the kids.  Friendships are made with age-peers, but also with older campers and counselors, who serve as role models, and with younger campers, giving them the opportunity to be the role model..  There is amazing ruach at CTN!”
       – Ethan, Lexington, MA

“One of Camp Tel Noar’s strengths is the excellent and well-trained staff.  They spend so much time getting to know the kids and building community.  They make the campers feel secure and loved while away from home.”
       – Jessica, Newton, MA

“All three of my children – three very different people and personalities – have loved their Tel Noar experiences and think of it as an important place in their lives. The summer is important glue that connects their Jewish passions and they sustain that throughout the year.”
– Mark , North Andover, MA

“Tel Noar has been an excellent community that our child entered into in 8th grade and was integrated immediately. He made strong friendships, got good mentoring and relationships with counselors as well, and totally enjoyed a free sense of summer fun with peers.”
– Meredith, Albany, NY

“She LOVES camp and her first words at pick up were, “Can I come back next year?” My daughter was hesitant even about the two weeks and we received a letter that said, “Thank you for sending me to camp.” Unbelievable! ”
– Jody, Weston, MA

“My kids feel part of the Tel Noar community. My daughter, who struggled with homesickness as a first-year camper at another overnight camp cannot now imagine her life without camp and it has been one of the most important parts of her childhood. My son is at an earlier stage, but loves camp and feels very connected to all things Tel Noar.”
– Heather, Swampscott, MA

Want to share your experiences with us?
Email Assistant Director Amanda Charson, amanda@cohencamps.org.