And in the end….

Somehow the last day of camp is upon us! What a summer it has been, and we at Camp Pinebrook are so excited about all that has transpired and all that awaits us in the year and years to come.

As our community grows, rest assured that the elements that are so crucial to us and distinguish Camp Pinebrook will absolutely remain the same:

  • Our staff to camper ratios will be preserved, as our staff will grow with our camper population and we will welcome more specialists and other support staff.
  • Our 1:3 swim staff to swimmer ratio will remain the same.
  • We will maintain coed camper groups bunked by age.
  • Our daily updates, newsletters, blog posts and other communication will continue.

 

It’s never too early to start thinking about next summer (read: discounted pricing for summer 2019), and in the time being we look forward to seeing our campers at mini-camp on school holidays (our first will be this November on Veterans Day!). Year-round, Camp Pinebrook is Westchester’s premier Reform Jewish community of friends AND summer of fun.

Celebration Time!

As we approach the final days of our first summer at Camp Pinebrook, we as a community are all about celebrations. Wednesday’s talent show was a raging success! Our campers and counselors performed silly skits, sang songs, and danced as our whole community proudly cheered. Campers are putting the finishing touches on art projects and our swim department is shouting with joy as so many of our campers are passing the deep water test with flying colors!


We mark the end of our summer with Siyum, the Hebrew word for culmination. We reflect with joy that our Camp Pinebrook community learned and lived our core values — community, compassion, respect, encouragement, and teamwork — and we cherish the friendships and bonds we have built! Camp has been filled with sports, arts, drama, music, dance, martial arts, cooking and so many days of fun filled activities.  We hope that you have enjoyed the summer with us and have seen your campers grow and develop — we sure have!

Faces of Camp Pinebrook Feature: Introducing the Counselors for the Tel Aviv Tigers and the Jerusalem Jaguars!

ROAR!  Our youngest campers are in the Tel Aviv Tigers and Jerusalem Jaguars, staffed by Chloe, Natalie, and Jenny (TT) and by Hannah and Lucas (JJ).  Here are some fun facts about these caring counselors:

  • All of our counselors are students when Camp Pinebrook is not in session:

    • Chloe is a Political Science major at Boston College

    • Natalie, a rising senior at Muhlenberg College, is studying Sustainability and Philosophy.

    • Jenny is a rising junior at Mt. Vernon High School and a cheerleader.

    • Hannah is a rising senior at Goucher College and studying Anthropology and History.

    • Lucas is studying Political Science at SUNY Albany.

  • Camp Pinebrook’s resident guitar player and music instructor, Chloe loved teaching campers this summer to sing Joni Mitchell’s classic “Circle Game.”

  • Natalie was an avid camper herself and especially loved celebrating July 4th with our campers this summer at Camp Pinebrook.

  • Helping out with both the Tigers and Jaguars, Jenny is especially excited to see all of the progress every single camper has made in swim.

  • Hannah loved all of our theme days, and she was especially excited about the Camp Pinebrook Time Machine and seeing how happy and excited her beloved Jaguars were.

  • In addition to staffing our Jaguars, Lucas is our Camp Pinebrook kickboxing expert and instructs all levels of campers.

And, finally, here are our counselors’ answers to our favorite random question: “if you could have dinner with any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you eat?”

  • Chloe — Sushi with Bruce Springsteen

  • Natalie — Italian with Ed Sheerhan

  • Jenny — Pizza with Selena

  • Hannah — Alligator or Ostrich with Lorde