March 2020 -- Adar-Nisan 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 3

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Camp Pembroke, A Welcoming Summer Just for Girls

Established in 1935, Camp Pembroke is New England’s only inclusively-Jewish camp JUST FOR GIRLS. This unique sisterhood and “world away” is entirely girl-focused and free of many social pressures that may exist outside of camp. While many girls lose their voice and even self-confidence during adolescence, Pembroke nurtures girls’ strength and identity.


At Camp Pembroke, girls can be themselves, try new things, make lifelong friends, and grow into the person they want to be. In the studio and the pool, on the stage and the field, in lakeside Shabbat services or late-night bunk talks, girls laugh, cheer, listen, hug, share, and flourish. Parents say their daughters “feel strong,” like they “belong to something,” and are discovering “respect for ‘self’ as a woman, a Jew, an individual;” that’s special indeed.


In an idyllic location near Cape Cod, Camp Pembroke offers fun, sun, arts, performance and sports, with dozens of electives. Two-week sessions offer younger first-timers an easy entry, while full sessions nurture deep bonds. Scholarships, first-time-camper grants and sibling discounts are all available. Less than 4 hours by car from Westchester, the camp can also arrange airport pickup.


The Pembroke Directors are always happy to talk with prospective families. The camp offer tours all year, and information sessions all over the East Coast.


“Try Camp for a Day” on Sunday, July 12,  gives future families a once-a-summer opportunity to experience Camp Pembroke together. Campers join activities with a buddy, parents tour, and lunch is included. There’s no cost; RSVP is required.


Camp Pembroke, in Pembroke, MA, is one of the three Cohen Camps. Its siblings are the larger, co-ed Camp Tevya and the smaller, co-ed Camp Tel Noar, both in southern New Hampshire. Just like their campers, each Cohen Camp shines with its own personality. At every Cohen Camp you can count on: Summer fun dedicated to each child’s growth and happiness;  Joyful, pluralist, trans-denominational Jewish choices and values; Full range of electives;  Quality, mature staff with extensive training ; Kosher, healthy, delicious food ; Mixed-age dining to foster community;  Well-maintained, modern facilities; Israel travel capstone experience for the  oldest campers; ACA Accreditation;  Three generations of family leadership, providing all the character and passion of an independent nonprofit plus the expertise and shared resources of an affiliated organization.


Families are invited to learn “s’more” and request a brochure at: |  or Call  781.489.2070.