Alumnae

90th Anniversary Celebration + Reunion

Saturday, June 22, 2024

HELLO FROM THE HORSESHOE!

Dear Pembroke Alumnae,

Our beloved Camp Pembroke is turning 90 and YOU are invited to celebrate!

Reunite with friends and meet new ones
on Saturday, June 22, 2024 

Optional Sleepover: Friday, June 21st Interested in spending the night at camp again? Celebrate Shabbat and sleep in a bunk.

It’s going to be the best trip down memory lane! We hope to see you in June.

With hearts full of sisterhood,

Camp Pembroke’s 90th Planning Committee

Engagement | Dana Kappel, Risa Goldman Burgess, Emily Aransky, Lauren Makucin Merriam, Jill Prenovitz Vetstein, Becca Levy, Shari Leven Glass

Fundraising | Rebecca Murphy, Emily Kaufman, Lauren Jacobs Potischman, Melanie Lieberman

Nostalgia | Marissa Brockman, Susan Toltz Callum, Michelle Ungar Sloan, Laura Goldman-Pogson, Andrea Glass O’Keeffe, Erica Gold, Abby Faber

Programming | Jen Gottlieb Faber, Jamie Spiller Kaplan, Jodi Gold Guglielmo, Esther Cohen, Rena Samuels, Amy Granoff Rohald, Caryn Anapolsky Grozalsky, Emma Seidman Case, Danielle Remis Hackel, Alexandra Einhorn Smith, Tracy Savy Cranson, Jen Kaufman

See who is coming!

As of April 17, 2024,
here's who has already registered:

Abbe Medeiros
Alanna Gold
Alex Roberts Higgins
Alexandra Smith
Amanda Lerner Trant
Amy Coran
Amy Granoff Rohald
Amy Levine
Andrea O’Keeffe
Anita Neiman
Ann Carol Grossman
Annabelle Tanger
Arielle Kantor Kimsal
Becca Goldman
Becca Rector
Beth Goldstein
Bonnie Matross
Caryn Anapolsky Grozalsky
Chanit Brenner List
Cori Mintzer
Dana Kappel
Dana Lidsky
Danielle Remis Hackel
Debbi Coran
Elissa Berger
Ellen Barry Fallon
Emily Berman
Emily Isman
Emma Barry
Erica Gold
Erica Jonas
Esta Snider
Esther Cohen
Faye Wisen
Felice Tootsie Rosen
Hannah Pearl Argov
Jamie Spiller Kaplan
Jen Kaufman
Jennifer Glen
Jennifer Gottlieb Faber
Joanna Kandel
Jodi Cohen Bring
Jodi Gold
Julia Bass
Julia Meyer
Julie Klingenstein
Julie Slotnik Sturm
KateLynn Plotnick Efendiyev
Laura Goldman
Lauran Walder Epstein
Lauren Snider
Lori Samuels Peljovich
Lynne Auslander
Marci Blacker
Marci Noller
Marissa Brockman
Marjory Fair-Kramer
Mary Pashley
Melanie Lieberman
Melissa Jacoby
Melissa Mason Ginsberg
Michelle Grosser Kaufman
Michelle Harris
Michelle Perlmutter Wilson
Michelle Sloan
Mim Gold
Nancy Grossman
Peggy Gassman
Rachel Berkowitz
Rachel Glincher
Rachel Rosenthal
Rachel Schwartz
Rachel Singer
Rebecca Levin
Rebecca Murphy
Rebecca Murphy
Risa Goldman Burgess
Robyn Auslander
Rudy Brandt
Sara Policow Leef
Shari Marquis
Susan Toltz Callum
Teri Bayer
Vicki Tankle

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Make more memories—and a difference for today’s campers.

Jewish camp plays a vital role in Jewish life and community.
Please consider donating to Pembroke’s nonprofit mission, or add a gift to your Reunion registration.

Thank you!

(Optional) Friday, June 21st: Join us on Friday, June 21st to experience Shabbat in the Pine Grove, a traditional camp Shabbat dinner, sing beloved camp songs and catch up over s’mores at the fire pit. Step back in time and enjoy a night in a bunk in the Horseshoe — laughing, sharing, reminiscing and catching up with friends. We will sing taps and meet at the flagpole in the morning. Don’t miss the beauty of a wake-up at camp! Check in will be between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. A packing list and more details will be emailed to all registrants closer to the event. You must be at least 24 years old to participate in the sleepover. Cost: $180/person

What’s included? 3 Kosher meals, wine, s’mores & other snacks, on-site (VIP!) parking, limited edition swag and 90th celebration t-shirt.

Saturday, June 22nd: You won’t want to miss out on Saturday, June 22nd for the 90th anniversary celebration! We’ll enjoy a beautiful Shabbat service in the Pine Grove, lunch and a song session in the Dining Hall, as well as activities throughout camp (think waterfront, pool and arts & crafts!), culminating with a favorite Color War tradition! Pack your sneakers, favorite camp gear and we’ll meet you in the Horseshoe! Check in will be between 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Parking information and other details will be shared with all registrants closer to the event. Cost: $54/person

Make memories—and make a difference for today’s campers. Jewish camp plays a critical role in Jewish life, connection, community, and continuity: a role as vital now as it was when you were here. Please contribute to Camp Pembroke’s mission or add a gift when you register.

We hope to see you in June!

The Fun Events!

Friday, June 21, 2024

Optional Sleepover

Ages 24+

On the eve of the big day, what you’ve been waiting for since your last night in the Horseshoe… 

Experience Shabbat in the Pine Grove, a traditional camp Shabbat dinner, and sing beloved camp songs and catch up over s’mores at the fire pit. Step back in time and enjoy a night in a bunk in the Horseshoe — laughing, sharing, reminiscing and catching up with friends. We will sing taps and meet at the flagpole in the morning. Don’t miss the beauty of a wake-up at camp!

*All times are subject to change.

FRIDAY EVENING

3:00 – 5:00 pm Arrival (park at camp) and Check-in

Bunk Move-In

Walk Down Memory Lane
5:30 pm Bunk Photos
5:50 pm Flag Lowering
6:00 pm Shabbat Services | Bat Mitzvah

Dinner

Sing
9:00 pm After Hours | Wine Tasting

SATURDAY MORNING

7:30 – 8:50 am Morning Shabboptionals:
  • Pickleball/Nitroball
  • Paddleboarding
  • Lakeside Yoga
  • Hammock Village Hangout
  • Marylou's with the Directors
  • Run/Walking Group
  • Pool
8:50 am Flag Raising
9:00 am Breakfast

Your Optional Sleepover fee includes:

  • 3 Kosher meals (dinner, breakfast, lunch)
  • Wine, s’mores + other snacks
  • On-site (VIP!) parking
  • Limited edition swag + 90th celebration t-shirt
  • Saturday’s 90th Reunion ticket

How the Optional Sleepover works:

  • All guests must be age 24+.
  • 14 people per bunk. Request up to three bunkmates.
  • Each person submits their own registration.

$180 per person

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Celebration + Reunion

Reunite for the 90th Anniversary Celebration! We’ll enjoy a beautiful Shabbat service in the Pine Grove, lunch and a song session in the Dining Hall, as well as activities throughout camp (think waterfront, pool and arts + crafts!), culminating with a favorite Color War tradition!

Pack your sneakers and favorite camp gear and we’ll meet you in the Horseshoe! (Parking information and other details will be shared with all registrants closer to the event. )

*All times are subject to change.

REUNION DAY

9:30 – 10:30 am Welcome and Check-In + Check Out

Walk Down Memory Lane

11:00 am Shabbat Services
12:00 pm Lunch

Sing

1:30 pm Activities:
  • Waterfront
  • Pool
  • Art Installation project
  • A Letter to the Bunk
  • Challah Baking
  • Jewish Conversations
3:00 pm Color War Amazing Race
4:00 pm Departure + Shalom until next year! Be sure to pick up your swag bag!

$54 per person

What this Celebration supports +

How YOU can help!

Ticket fees only help cover the cost of the Celebration + Reunion.

Jewish camp plays a vital role in Jewish life and community. Please consider donating to Pembroke’s nonprofit mission. Your gift will support:

Program Enhancements

Please help make this summer the best ever for campers! Your contribution will:

  • Add to the waterfront with more docks to enhance the water-skiing program, new inflatable waterpark pieces, and new sailboats.
  • Create a new fitness space by repurposing our Dance Shed (don’t worry: our Rikud/dance program has a new home in the Rec Hall!) and furnishing it with weights and exercise equipment.
  • Expand our Animal Care program by creating enhancements to help house our four goats, the ducks, and the bunnies.
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Camper Scholarships

1/4 of Pembroke campers receive financial aid from the Cohen Camps, totaling $100,000 in 2023. This aid is a direct expense in our overall operating costs.

Scholarship donations are the most direct way to financially support Pembroke’s mission. You can give girls and young women the gift of Jewish camp and help families in the Pembroke community.

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+ Add a gift at check-out.

A portion supports camp.

Tickets + Details

Cost + Registration

Fees are tax-deductible and help offset some of the costs of the events.

Saturday Celebration + Reunion

$54 per person
Includes lunch, snacks, and all activities.

Friday Optional Sleepover

$180 per person
Includes dinner, breakfast, and your Saturday ticket, too!
Come on your own or with friends. Enter bunkmate requests if you want, up to 3 max.

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Driving + Parking
Parking

There is no parking* at camp on the day of the reunion since we will have so many visitors here.

Friday evening guests (for the Optional Sleepover):
on-site parking is included.

Saturday guests:
Please park at
St. Thecla’s Church
145 Washington Street Pembroke, MA

*With advance notice: If you require accessible parking, please email the Directors so we may accommodate you. On Reunion Day, please come to the entrance at camp.

Bus Schedule

Buses will travel from the parking lot to Camp Pembroke several times during the Welcome and Check-In period, with the first bus leaving the parking lot at 9:15am.

Buses will run continuously until before Shabbat Services start, with the last morning bus leaving at 10:45am.

Buses will resume at 3pm. If you need to leave earlier than that, please let us know so we can arrange for alternative transportation.

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FAQ

Are pets allowed at camp?
For the safety of everyone, no animals—except for service dogs—are invited to the reunion.

Will there be Pembroke swag gear available the day of the Celebration + Reunion? Can I purchase items before the reunion?
Visit the special 90th Anniversary online store to stock up on Pembroke style right now! We will not be selling any camp gear on the day of the reunion.

Where can I stay overnight?
Stay overnight at camp on Friday evening, June 21 for our Optional Sleepover, which promises an extraordinary experience on the eve of the 90th Anniversary Celebration + Reunion.

Can I bring food to camp?
Due to food allergies within our community, we ask that you do not bring any food into camp with you. We will be providing meals and snacks throughout the weekend!

Can I come for Friday Night Shabbat?
Only those who are registered for the Optional Sleepover can come to Friday night Shabbat.

What is the dress code for Friday night services & Saturday?
Blue and or white is encouraged, but not required.

If I am staying over on Friday night, do I need to provide my own bedding and towels?
Yes! Please bring your own bedding and towels with you.

Will the waterfront be open?
YES!  The waterfront will be open for swimming, boating and canoeing, stand up paddleboarding and sailing.  There will be a bunk open for changing clothes. See the Reunion Day Schedule above for when the waterfront will be open.

What happens if it rains?
There will be a 90th Anniversary celebration, rain or shine! If It rains, there will be a rainy day schedule. Stay up to date on our website for the schedule.

How can I help make a memory and a difference?
Thank you! Please add a donation to your Celebration + Reunion registration (at the bottom of the form) OR make a gift now even if you can’t attend.

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Questions?

Please contact Amy and Becca at directors@camppembroke.org or call them at the Cohen Camps Office: 781.489.2070.

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women in a canoe

Check out photos from recent Pembroke Reunions and special events!