Source: Cohen Camps
The Cohen Camps in New England are piloting an innovative approach this year, one with the potential to provide a solution that enhances the lives of our staff and our campers alike. It’s a program we’re calling Dor L’Dor: College Style, and we see it as an approach that could work for many camps. It allows our counselors to have the best of both worlds: an internship in Israel and a chance to work at the Jewish summer camp they love.
With Dor L’Dor: College Style, slated for launch this spring, we’ll build on our existing Dor L’Dor strengths, with a wide range of new benefits. Partnering with Onward Israel, the program of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), DLD: College Style will combine a high-level internship program in Israel designed for Cohen Camps college-age counselors — graduates of the Dor L’Dor program — immediately followed by summer-long employment at a Cohen Camp. Dor L’Dor: College Style will help launch our counselors into their careers with marketable 21st Century skills while we deepen their connection to the Jewish community, a goal embedded in our mission statement. Dor L’Dor: College Style will enable our counselors to have their internships and their camp too, where they can be leaders and impart some of their new-found knowledge of Israel to their campers. Furthermore, Dor L’Dor: College Style will enable our camps to retain — and, even better — nurture and support — our college-age counselors.
By creating Dor L’Dor College Style, we’re investing in Israel connections, meaningful internships, Jewish overnight camping and Jewish identity.
We believe that Dor L’Dor College Style is an entirely new concept in Jewish camping and education and we’re excited to pilot it at The Cohen Camps during the summer of 2014. We’ll look forward to sharing our experiences and learnings with others, because we anticipate that many camps could try this approach as well.