Archive: January 2020

Staff Announcement #1: Nate Boekman

 After a long autumn of planning, talking, and hoping, Camp Pinebrook is proud to announce that Nate Boekman will be returning for the 2020 season, his second with us! From Scarsdale, you might remember Nate from last summers Lod Lions, or as one of our amazing bus captains! Nate is currently attending school up at Continue Reading »

Columbus Day Camp!

On October 14th, when schools closed and the leaves were beginning to fall, Camp Pinebrook opened its door for the first of our Holiday Camps. We welcomed some familiar faces andsome new ones for a day of fun in the fall – and what a day it was! Campers started the day with nature walks Continue Reading »

Ryan Lipton and Team Israel’s Mitzvah

A few weeks ago one of our incredible lifeguards left us for two weeks to compete in the U19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championships in Peterborough, Ontario. Ryan represented Team Israel in the competition, but it was what her and her teammates did off the field that truly stood out. After playing Team Kenya in the Continue Reading »

Boker Tov

In the mornings at Camp Pinebrook we have a very special tradition that we do every day called Boker Tov! At Boker Tov we all gather as a camp to kick off the day with some of our fun camp songs! Every day, campers are lead in “Am I Awake” and “The Shema” by our Continue Reading »

Wacky Wednesday

Today was Wacky Wednesday at Camp Pinebrook and the theme of the week was music! Campers and staff came to camp wearing their favorite band stickers ranging from Kiss to One Direction!  On Wacky Wednesday we all show our camp spirit by dressing up to that weeks theme. The campers also sit with whoever they Continue Reading »

Israel Day

In keeping with the spirit of Israel day, everyone arrived in camp in blue and white. Each bunk made a collage poster of photos of the city in Israel that their group is named after, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Modi’in, Haifa, Be’er Sheva, Lod, Eilat and Golan.  They also colored in flags of Israel and Continue Reading »

Eilat Elephants

Today on the blog we wanted to highlight some of our oldest campers, The Eilat Elephants! The Elephants are our seven-year-old and our second oldest group on camp. They have a great group with one camper even coming all the way from China. There’s a mix of old and new campers in the group, helping Continue Reading »

International Week

  This week at Camp Pinebrook is International Week. We have been practicing saying “Good Morning” in different languages. In addition, we have been highlighting different nationalities and cultures. We celebrate the diversity of our community. We are mostly American, but this year we were lucky enough to have a campers and counselors join us Continue Reading »

Swim Lessons

  Despite a cloudy start today at Camp Pinebrook, the sun came through and we had some fantastic swimming lessons! Each of our groups has one swimming lesson per day where they are split up into small groups based on ability. The lessons are semi-private with only 2-3 campers with each instructor, which allows us to Continue Reading »

All Camp Shabbat

Tonight, we invited the entire Camp Pinebrook community to celebrate Shabbat with us and what a Shabbat it was! The campers practiced all of their fun camp Shabbat songs like ‘Shababa-Shabbat Shalom,’ ‘Zum Gali,’ and ‘Am I Awake?’ The campers did an absolutely spectacular job performing for their parents on the Bimah, led by a Continue Reading »