From Amy and Becca, Co-Directors of Camp Pembroke
Dear future 'Brokie family,
Camp Pembroke is a magical place: a horseshoe of white framed bunks overlooking the lake where generations of girls and young women have found their place and their people.
Camp Pembroke is the only inclusively-Jewish camp for girls in all of New England. This is a “world away,” a special girl-focused environment free of many social pressures that may exist outside of camp. Established in 1935, Pembroke is one of the three nonprofit, family-run Cohen Camps.
Time flies every day here, filled with campers’ excitement, bright eyes, and joyful energy. Our counselors help transform simple moments into outstanding memories–and curious children into confident teens and young adults. Friendships grow, as do the stacks of symbolic bracelets on each of our wrists. We want everything each camper learns here to help them accomplish everything they want out in the world.
We look forward to welcoming you and your daughter to this special sisterhood. Please come for a tour or contact us to learn s’more!
Amy and Becca
How We Live Our Values
At Pembroke, girls are empowered as active participants in every aspect of their day. In all activities and electives–in the studio and the pool, on the stage and the field, in lakeside Shabbat services or late-night bunk talks–girls get to laugh, cheer, listen, hug, share, and flourish. We put the structure and support system in place for every camper to find her own place at camp.
At Camp Pembroke, we root our approach to community, caring, and self-esteem in our Jewish values, especially friendship, teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness. We cherish camp history and traditions, especially the rewarding relationships fostered by pairing every camper as a Big Sister/Little Sister. Our teens complete their Pembroke experience with our Dor L’Dor Israel Travel and Kadima Teen Leadership programs.
How We Grow Together
Becoming a young woman can feel complex, full of “girl stuff”: the social intricacies of growing up together. The Pembroke staff undertakes with great care its responsibility to nurture and care for our campers. Each staff person works hard to serve as a role model and to make a positive impact each day, and we train our staff to spot and address quickly any wellness and safety concerns. We assign each girl to a bunk that will give her the best possible experience, and we nurture the bunk behaviors that bring out the best in everyone.
While many girls lose their voice and even self-confidence during adolescence, Pembroke is especially adept at nurturing girls’ strength and identity. Here, girls feel safe to be themselves, try new things, and grow into the person they want to be.
Boston, MA: 1 hour
Hartford, CT: 2 hours
NYC: 4 hours
Philadelphia, PA: 6 hours
possible by prior arrangement