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BONIM: For Entering 3rd & 4th Graders
Bonim (which is the Hebrew word for “Builders”) is always in motion, moving throughout their day and experiencing all that camp has to offer. A daily schedule with 6 activity periods and an evening program ensures that our Bonim campers enjoy swimming in our pool and lake, performing and fine arts, nature and outdoor living, sports and so much more. The wonderful Bonim counselors make sure that they are always up to something fun and exciting! One of our favorite Bonim cheers: “You wish you were in Bonim, ooh…aah”

KOCHAVIM: For Entering 5th Graders
Kochavim (which means “Stars”) is an opportunity for campers to step out of the known into a world of possibilities. Over the course of the day, these campers are encouraged to try new things and be the best they can be. Kochavimers get the best of all worlds: they make lifelong friendships while experiencing a top-notch program giving them the opportunity to reach for the stars. A Kochavim cheer: “Ko – Ko –Kochavim, Vim, Vim, Vimakoch, Kochavim, Vimakoch, Go Stars!”

SOLELIM: For Entering 6th Graders
Solelim (which means "Trailblazers") gives campers a chance to learn about all of the communities in which they live and others around the world. The daily schedule affords these campers the opportunity to choose “majors” within our performing and fine arts program as well as our outdoor and nature program. Solelim campers will participate in the activity they choose for 2 weeks, developing advanced skills and having a great time. "S-OL-ELIM, Solelim is best, oh yes, Solelim is best!"

TSOFIM: For Entering 7th Graders
Tsofim (meaning “Scouts”) allows campers to begin exploring themselves on a whole new level. Tsofim campers are beginning to prepare for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah and developing their personal connection to Judaism. These campers choose their activities within two week rotations to make their own summer experience. And, our 3 day long Maccabia (color war), different every year, is always a summer highlight. Each individual camper’s Tsofim experience is unique and exciting.

NACHSHONIM: For Entering 8th Graders
Bringing together teens with a taste for adventure and an interest in being a part of a dynamic community, Nachshonim (meaning “Leaders”) is a unique way to spend the summer at camp. The program takes advantage of the camp's activities and facilities and enhancing the camp experience they are exposed to teen-oriented programs and discussions. Developing leadership skills while making friendships that last a lifetime is what our campers love about Nachshonim. A Nachshonim cheer (to the tune of “Macho Man”): “Nachso, Nachshonim…I want to be in Nachshonim”

KESHER: For Entering 9th Graders
Kesher (meaning “Connection”) is all about being together, together with friends feeling a connection with something bigger than you- the camp community. This special program, specifically designed for high school aged teens, enables campers to feel a sense of community, challenge, learning and belonging as part of the URJ Camp Coleman. The Kesher Trip is an adventure trip that will include whitewater rafting, outdoor living overnight and either caving, high ropes, rock climbing or another cool outdoor adventure. A Kesher cheer (to the tune of “Livin' on a Prayer”): “Whoa, whoa, livin' on Kesher, take my hand and we’ll make it I swear, whoa, whoa, livin' on Kesher.”

CHALUTZIM: For Entering 10th Graders
Chalutzim (Pioneers) campers engage in meaningful experiences in order to learn more about themselves and what they can do to make a difference in the world, all the while having an incredibly fun and exciting summer adventure. With these values in mind, they travel out of camp on a 3 night/4 day experience each session learning, growing and having the time of their lives. At the end of each session, campers are encouraged to make a significant contribution to the camp community and to leave a positive mark on the place they all come to love.

NFTY/COLEMAN IN ISRAEL: For Entering 11th Graders
Journey with camp friends and hundreds of teens from across North America for the most incredible summer of your life. During an amazing 5-week adventure in Europe and Israel, you will experience for yourself the epic story of the Jewish People. After a summer of traveling, touring, hiking, climbing, exploring, and discovering, you will return home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories and stories you'll never forget. For more information, contact the Camp Coleman office or visit the NFTY in Israel site.

MACHON: For Entering 12th Graders
The Machonikim (participants of the program) are Staff-in-training who engage in interactive training sessions focusing on camp leadership skills, child development and behavior management, so that they can become effective camp leaders. Included in every Machonik’s training are a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow as cabin counselors. The program is designed so that a Machonik can learn about children, group development and his/her own strengths/limitations based upon active involvement in a specific cabin group. Because our Machonikim live in bunks with the campers, this program has limited space and is highly competitive. Entrance into this program is based on a completed application by the deadline, a personal interview and letters of recommendation.

MACHON ADVENTURE: For Entering 12th Graders
Young people who genuinely enjoy actively spending time outdoors will love our Machon Adventure program. Participants will spend a week on an amazing adventure with North Carolina Outward Bound. They will camp out in the mountains, learn about environmental stewardship & conservation, and tackle hands-on challenges like rock-climbing, orienteering and backpacking. Once their experience with NCOB is complete, the participants will arrive at camp for our second session where they will become part of the Machon unit where they will be Staff-in-Training. This program also has limited spaces and requires
a completed application by deadline, an interview and letters of recommendation.

CHADASH PROGRAM: For young adults, ages 18-24, with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

 Chadash program is a transitional step between our camper aged programs and our adult staff community. Chadash will provide vocational training in a supervised work setting along with an opportunity for the participants to join in a wide range of recreational, social, and educational components of camp life. For more information, please see our Chadash Program page.

MITZVAH CORPS: For Entering 10th through 12th Graders
Mitzvah Corps allows Reform Jewish teens to experience social action at its best. Our program combines direct hands-on involvement in communities that need the energy, dedication, and love that youth provide with programs rooted in Jewish social and ethical issues. Participants have the chance to live communally with other teens while engaging in meaningful social justice work and having fun! Participants can choose from 5 program locations domestically and abroad. Visit www.mitzvahcorps.org or contact Alexa Broida at mitzvahcorps@urj.org or 212.650.4071 for more information.

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