Experience: Three generations of leadership and professionalism
Throughout its rich history, the Eli and Bessie Cohen Camps has honed its expertise in Jewish summer camping to make it possible for children to enjoy an ideal traditional residential camp experience while informally learning to define their Jewish heritage and identity.
The Eli & Bessie Cohen Camps capitalizes on its talent and resources through the combined operations of all three camps in a single year-round organization. The Cohen Camps staff; including the three camp directors, and a full-time staff recruiter; brings decades of experience in education, social work, youth development and business.
Eli Cohen managed the Eli & Bessie Cohen Camps for nearly 40 years with three part-time directors dedicated to his vision. That was followed by Arnold and Annebelle Cohen who presided over the Eli & Bessie Cohen Camps and with their children carry on the founders' vision. Arnold and Annebelle were the second of four family generations to actively participate in Jewish summer camping, the youngest of which are current campers, and are still involved.
Today, Jonathan Cohen is the third generation to lead the Eli & Bessie Cohen Camps organization and further Eli and Bessie’s philosophy. He is joined and supported by his siblings Etahn, Dahn, and Adina in their active role in the operations of the organization.