Support Kadima Teen Leadership

Yes! I/we will support teen leaders!

Your tax-deductible contribution will support Kadima, the Teen Leadership Training Summer at Camp Tel Noar. In Hebrew, “Kadima” means “to move forward, to advance.” Building on the Cohen Camps’ decades of expertise—and best practices from Jewish camps around the nation—Kadima will advance the opportunities for camp teens while moving camp forward with a more experienced, skilled staff for our campers. Thank you!
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Here’s why Kadima is so important:

Today’s young adults seek meaningful, positive growth.

While juggling the race for school and college, they must avoid what’s called “toxic stress.” Ahead of joining the workforce, they want real-life, hands-on practice in 21st Century skills like responsible decision-making, communication, and relationship building.

Today’s campers need skilled, caring role models.

For every generation, Jewish camp shapes and nurtures lifelong Jewish community. Campers rely on their experienced, engaged, highly-trained staff role models. By growing into young leaders, teens “pay it forward” for the campers who follow. Did you know? Our camps now require 30% MORE counselors than in the 1970’s/80’s: we offer many more activities and attend ever-more-carefully to children’s social/emotional well-being.

Kadima Vision: A bigger, better experience, now open to all teens

UNTIL NOW, very few teens could secure a competitive spot in the year after the Dor L’Dor Israel trip. (American Camp Association accreditation limits under-18 slots.)
WITH KADIMA, every teen can take part. Dor L’Dor back-at-camp weeks will improve “re-entry” with greater bonding & guided reflection. The CIT/CAT/CA summer will build teens’ skills in a cohesive cohort. Supportive coaching will power new responsibilities.

What’s involved?

  • A new framework for community and growth
  • Dedicated facilities: an eco-friendly Yurt Village
  • Visionary supporters to meet the $2 million goal covering program and facilities at all three camps…like YOU!

Alumni, do you remember? We’ve done this before! Teens completed a full-summer CIT/CAT/CA program at each camp until the late 1990’s.

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Donate or pledge online:

Take up to three years to complete your gift, if you would like.
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If you would prefer to mail your check:

Please make it payable to The Cohen Camps, with “Kadima / Camp Tel Noar” on the memo line. Send to:
Development Office
The Cohen Camps
888 Worcester Street, Suite 350
Wellesley, MA 02482

To discuss your gift, or options such as corporate giving, giving appreciated stocks,
or naming opportunities:

Please call Barbara Stevens, Development Director, at 781.489.2070 or email her at

Thank you very, very much to you and to all of our generous donors!