One of the highlights of our tour was archery. We paused for a minute to watch one of our own TBE students, Cole, as he aimed for the target!
During lunch, we gathered our TBE campers together for a quick photograph! They all said they were having a blast.
- Tevya was founded in 1940 by Eli and Bessie Cohen. It is part of the Cohen Camps—alongside Tel Noar and Pembroke. (For Tel Noar and Pembroke fans, we’re hoping to visit either next session or next year, so stay tuned!)
- Tevya is located just a little over an hour away from Boston in Brookline New Hampshire.
- Tevya is unaffiliated with any particular movement of Judaism, but Tevya does have a strong emphasis on Zionism and a connection to Israel. For example, students sing Hatikvah, the Israeli National anthem, every evening before lowering the American and Israeli flags. Mindee told us that most campers at Tevya belong to Reform or Conservative synagogues, but also that many are unaffiliated with any movement or synagogue.
- The Cohen Camps have developed their own camp prayerbook, which I got a chance to flip through while we visited. Students pray on Shabbat and recite prayers before and after meals, but services are not held throughout the week.
- For more information about Camp Tevya and the Cohen Camp Legacy, please go to their website. As always, for questions about camping, please be in touch with Hannah Richman and Brett Lubarsky, our camping initiative coordinators!
It was fantastic to visit Camp Tevya. Next stop, Camp Young Judaea!