Ryan Fishoff, Crane Lake Alum, 1994-2004
Camp is not just what happens inside the red gates for 2 months during the summer. It is a community, both physically and spiritually, that exists 365 days of the year. This was never more apparent than this past fall in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as many members of the Crane Lake community, both past and present, found themselves affected by the devastating storm. The Crane Lake community, with the aid of the URJ, rose to the occasion and immediately helped with relief and recovery efforts.
Crane Lake Alumni had previously planned on gathering in New York City in the middle of November, and immediately decided to do their part in aiding those affected – this time, with the shirts off their backs (literally). With the wonderful assistance and generosity of stitch’T (www.stitchT.com), the alumni who attended the gathering donated t-shirts that stitch’T made into quilts that were donated to the Red-Cross Relief effort. The quilts are symbolic of camp; memories and bonds that are stitched together from different towns and backgrounds over the course of the summer.
As we look to the future and creating more memories in camp (including many in our brand new dining hall), stitch’T would like to offer a 25% discount to everyone in the Crane Lake community off their first stitch’T purchase. A stitch’T blanket is the perfect Mother’s/Father’s day or graduation gift; it is also the perfect layer to stay warm on those chilly Berkshire nights. For more information, please contact Jason Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-860-7029.