Our countdown to Summer ’21 begins

Our countdown to Summer ’21 begins

Opening day of Summer 2021 is 100 days out but, in truth, we have been waiting YEARS to start this countdown. Between now and then our incredible staff will begin to arrive and set up for the summer of your lives. We asked our staff what they were excited for and here...
5 Tips for Counselors & Specialists

5 Tips for Counselors & Specialists

by Matthew Ghan, Summer Assistant Director 1. You be YOU! Be your authentic awesome self! You have a gift to bring to our campers, and they are a captive audience ready to engage, learn and have their world brightened. They need to and want to learn from you. You are...
Reflections of Light

Reflections of Light

Art & Reflection by Rabbi Allie Fischman, Camp Director Our Elul reflection prompt for today is light. We’re thinking of light in so many ways…the way our camp community fills us with light and hope during these difficult times and the way our Shabbat candles fill...
Best Decision I Ever Made

Best Decision I Ever Made

By Marcy Cameron, Mother of Ethan This article was written in early 2014 to share our family experience and help other families at Congregation Or Ami (Calabasas, CA) learn about the Camp Newman experience.   Before Camp – June 6, 2013 Our 7th grade son,...
An Update on Camp’s DEI Work

An Update on Camp’s DEI Work

This post is a follow-up from our July 4 post in which we shared our plans for furthering Camp Newman’s work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.   In January 2020, our full-time professional team identified that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) needed to...