Creating a Resilient Facility

Creating a Resilient Facility

In the aftermath of the 2017 Tubbs fire, the URJ and Camp Newman established a Master Plan Task Force to develop a plan for the rebuilding and reimagining of the physical facilities. This Task Force was comprised of community leaders and camp community members with...
Introducing the A-B-G-Ds 

Introducing the A-B-G-Ds 

At Camp Newman, we are proud of our legacy of West Coast Jewish Camp, from our roots at Saratoga, where we spread our wings at Swig and now, soaring to new heights on Porter Creek Road. Many of our alumni can remember every session name, every year they attended camp...
The Tower

The Tower

by Avery S. | Age 10 Nitzanim ’21 Walnut Creek, CA It was a breathtaking day at summer camp. The wind was blowing, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, everywhere on campus was amazing, and the campus was huge. But the next thing my counselor Bri...
Generations of Campers

Generations of Campers

Joanne Cohen, Camp Swig 1980-1992, Camp Newman Nefesh Faculty 2010- Present   The magic of camp is impossible to describe but, when you experience it, it is so easy to understand its impact and importance. The relationships, being in nature, the laughter, the pure...
Rishonim Maccabiah 2021

Rishonim Maccabiah 2021

By Levi Gettleman, S’gan Rosh Eidah  Rishonim and Maccabiah are two eidot (sessions) at camp that have long standing identities which have become synonymous with the session itself. The quintessential Rishonim experience is focused on nature in all forms, from...