Meet our Cornerstone fellows for summer 2022!

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This Sunday, 8 Camp George staff will be flying to Waynesboro, PA to participate in the Cornerstone Seminar offered by the Foundation for Jewish Camps (FJC)! This is an exciting opportunity to gather with 60+ camps and develop skills in camp programming and Jewish education.

Our fellows will bring back what they learned at Cornerstone to enhance Camp George’s programming this summer! They will focus on creating programs that foster an inclusive camp community, support campers and staff mental health needs, and elevate our tefillah (prayer) experience!

Meet our fellows and learn why they are excited for Cornerstone!

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Eve Haras

Senior Cornerstone Fellow

Nitzotzot Unit Head

Going to cornerstone has always been a camp dream of mine and I was supposed to go in the spring of 2020 but due to the pandemic it was set online. Being able to do the program virtually allowed me to connect with other people who are as passionate and love camp as much as I do! Being able to do the program in person this year means getting to experience that energy and awesome camp vibes in person! I am excited to meet other camp people and work on my passion project. Being able to transfer all of the new and cool ideas that I learned at cornerstone over to camp this year will provide the staff and campers with an awesome experience this summer. I can’t wait for cornerstone!

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Jakey Berman

Cornerstone Fellow

Senior Pottery Specialist & Songleader

I first came to Camp George when I was in grade 4. I was a troublesome kid, knowing only one friend when I started ten years ago. Camp has definitely changed me as a person for the better. I want to be a Cornerstone Fellow because I have always loved camp programming and want to provide that awesome experience to campers that my staff did for me. Camp is like my second home and I want to help the CG community as much as it’s helped me. I look forward to spending yet another summer on beautiful Maple Lake with my favourite Kehilah.

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Josh Tolkin

Senior Cornerstone Fellow

Programming Director

Hey everyone, my name is Josh, and I’ve been going to camp for 14 years. This is where I learned most of my skills and met the some of my best friends. This year, I’m really looking forward to being the cornerstone supervisor, guiding a new generation of leaders, and bringing amazing programs to camp.

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Natalie Cooper

Cornerstone Fellow

Senior Sports Specialist

My name is Natalie and I am so excited to be a Cornerstone fellow for this summer! I applied because I think it’s super unique opportunity to collaborate with awesome leaders from all over. I can’t wait to learn leadership skills from the classes and other peers, as well as learn about creative programs to bring back to CG. Looking forward to an unforgettable summer!

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Olivia Dihel

Cornerstone Fellow

 Senior Ropes Specialist

So much about taking on this new role of being a Cornerstone Fellow excites me! Being able to contribute to my community in an even more significant way is very important to me. Learning and strengthening my skills in programming, leadership, and serving my Jewish community the best I can are all things that I am positive about! Being a Jewish leader at camp brings together two very important things to me; Jewish learning and loving connections with kids. Bringing joy and curiosity through meaningful experiences at camp is my personal goal. I know that being a Cornerstone Fellow will further that aim!

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Yael Haas

Cornerstone Fellow

Senior Counselor

Being a cornerstone fellow excites me as it will give me new leadership and programming skills to be a resource for the camp staff and the community. I hope to help bring more Jewish programming into camp through an interactive and unique way. I am excited to build new friendships and expand my network through this opportunity. Being more involved in programming will also help strengthen my relationships with campers which is a priority of mine for this upcoming summer!