Kadima Teen Leadership Program

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The Cohen Camps’ redesigned teen experience

What’s ahead? A summer of growth & community! In Hebrew, “kadima” means “to move ahead” & “let’s go!” Kadima offers real-life, hands-on skills in responsibility, decision-making & communication—skills for working with children, being a leader at camp and beyond—all while having fun with your friends.

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The Kadima Framework: Community and Growth

  • A strong curriculum in
    communication, teamwork, responsibility, empathy, & time management.
  • Deep, rewarding service experience
    with time to de-stress & prepare for senior year.
  • Sustained Jewish connection while teens are making choices about college & future.

A Day in the Life of Kadima

  • Shadowing/co-leading camper activities
  • Reflection with Kadima peer group
  • Certification training options (Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, etc)
  • Dedicated, self-directed time for schoolwork & college essays
  • Service projects
  • Camper mentoring at meals & beyond

Compare the previous and new approaches:

Dedicated Facilities:
An Eco-Friendly Yurt Village

Air-conditioned, private housing, away from campers | Community center with: Indoor gathering space for 50+ people | Bathrooms | Workspace for school & college prep | Wi-Fi | Kitchenette | Senior staff bedrooms | Firepit!

See the designs:

The drawings on the right show the Community Building concepts by the Cohen Camps’ architects:

Where the Yurt Village will sit at each camp:

(Permitting process is underway and not yet complete, so adjustments may happen.)

Would you like to help support Kadima and the Yurt Villages?

We are grateful for the many leadership donors who have already stepped forward to help underwrite the cost and create this formative experience.