URJ Crane Lake Camp is a Reform Jewish summer camp in West Stockbridge, MA serving children entering grades 3 to 12. Our intimate camp environment allows campers to embrace the challenge of learning new skills while practicing Jewish values.
Previously a privately-owned camp, Crane Lake Camp brings deep history and traditions to create a special community. Since joining the cohort of Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) camps in 1998, Crane Lake has become a second home to many. Children from URJ congregations across the Northeast join together each summer to experience the fun and magic of Jewish camping.
Our caring and committed staff members (many of whom were campers themselves) strive to enrich the campers’ experiences by helping them build lasting friendships. These relationships lay the foundation for our summer community, providing encouragement and support. Our intimate camp environment allows campers to embrace the challenge of learning new skills in athletics, aquatics, the arts, and adventure and nature programs. What’s more, campers also immerse themselves in a wide range of innovative Jewish educational pursuits and creative spiritual experiences.
From the youngest of our campers to the oldest of our Machon (Counselors-in-Training), every child who spends a summer at Crane Lake Camp returns home a little wiser, a little more self-confident, and a little more connected to the Jewish community. A summer at Crane Lake Camp is more than a summer of fun. A summer at Crane Lake is meant to last a lifetime.