Ways to Support

Your gift matters & is urgently needed!

Camp is closed this summer due to COVID-19, posing never-before financial challenges. Please help sustain Camp Tel Noar for future generations.

We are so grateful to JCamp 180®, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and several camp leadership donors, who initiated challenges worth $511,000…and to donors like YOU who secured those funds for camp! To join in, please give online or use appreciated stocks or Donor Advised Funds.

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Make a big gift over several years

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Give monthly

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Make a wire transfer

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Fundraise for camp

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Support Kadima Teen Leadership

Give to the capital campaign for eco-friendly yurt villages.
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Camp Tel Noar, a Cohen Camp, is a nonprofit. We do not receive operating support from any Federation, synagogue or other agency. We appreciate and thank each donor on the Cohen Camps Honor Roll.

Jewish camping is the best predictor of observance and community engagement as an adult. Adults who were campers are 50% more likely to join a synagogue, 90% more likely to join a JCC, twice as likely to contribute to a Federation, and 25% more likely to marry and raise children as Jews. (Source: CAMP WORKS, a landmark study of the long term effect of Jewish camp, by the Foundation for Jewish Camp)

Questions? Please contact development@cohencamps.org or call the office at 781.489.2070.

Did you know?
The Cohen Camps are actually two independent nonprofits which operate together as a single entity, supporting each other and their shared activities. One of the nonprofits represents the New Hampshire camps (Camps Tel Noar and Tevya) and one is for Camp Pembroke in Massachusetts. Each camp maintains its own financial records. That’s why all payments and donations go through one of the camps, rather than “The Cohen Camps” generally. In short: 3 camps. 2 nonprofits. 1 shared organization.

Alumni from 1965-2006 may recall that the organization was called the “Eli & Bessie Cohen Foundation.” This was never an endowment for the camps. In fact, it was the opposite. During those years, camp tuition generated funds which were then donated to support Jewish organizations in the US and Israel.

Since 2004, all operating surpluses get reinvested in the camp experience at Pembroke, Tel Noar, and Tevya. Changing the name to “The Cohen Camps” in 2006 reflected this switch.

As independent, non-denominational camps, The Cohen Camps receive no funding from Boston’s CJP or other Federations, nor funding from synagogues or movements. The camps are entirely-self supported through tuition. The generosity of donors makes possible critical efforts, including the camps’ Scholarship Funds—which serve 1 in 4 campers—and any major improvements to facilities.