About Cohen Camps

Our Summer Camps + Teen Programs

Explore our family of three Jewish overnight camps in MA and NH

Welcome to The Eli and Bessie Cohen Camps, our family of three New England Jewish overnight summer camps: in Massachusetts, you’ll find Camp Pembroke for girls, while the co-ed Camp Tel Noar and Camp Tevya are in New Hampshire. Each is a lifelong community full of fun, growth, and Jewish values, capped by two teen programs: the Dor L’Dor Israel discovery experience and the Kadima Teen Leadership growth opportunity.

At every Cohen Camp, children ages 7-15 live all the magic of summer beside bucolic lakes: deep friendships, outdoor living, arts, swimming, and sports. What sets the Cohen Camps experience apart is how we connect with each other, exploring and celebrating our shared values, traditions and love of Israel, while we discover and appreciate each person as an individual. Jewish life, learning and joy infuse our days both as a rich heritage and as powerful ideas to guide us as we grow. We are pluralist, Kosher, and inclusive.

My family founded the Cohen Camps with a nonprofit mission in 1935, and I have the privilege of building on the values and joy in the camp environment that shaped me. Our leadership and Board of Directors and I cherish each family in the Cohen Camps community. Your commitment, together with the generosity of donors, creates a lasting impact on young people and the world we share.


Jonathan Cohen


Jonathan Cohen,
Third-generation President
The Cohen Camps

Choose Your Camp

All Cohen Camps share one nonprofit mission and commitment to Jewish values

Just like our campers, each Cohen Camp shines with its own personality. Which one should your family call home? Let us help you choose.

New England’s only Jewish cultural camp for girls, Camp Pembroke is a unique sisterhood, a special place totally devoted to empowering each young woman. Create in our airy arts studio, dive into our lake and pool, and shine on field, court, and stage.

Great for:

Discovering a world away from co-ed socializing, celebrating self-esteem and friendships.


Sunday, July 16, 2023
No cost

Join Camp Tel Noar’s co-ed, close-knit community for an exhilarating summer: arts + crafts, athletics, visual + performing arts, water sports on Sunset Lake and in our Olympic-size pool and fun electives. Our unique cabins connect three bunks/ages.

Great for:

Strengthening confidence, cherishing a warm community, making friends across ages and interests.

With big spirit and a home to match, Camp Tevya offers summers of fun, self-confidence, and “forever friends” with sports, arts, and activities like water-skiing, tennis,  soccer, and talent shows, under the tall pines on the shores of beloved Lake Potanipo.

Great for:

Gaining independence, feeling lots of spirit and enthusiasm, making lifelong friends from near and far.


Sunday, July 30, 2023
No cost

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