Alumni Spotlight: Diana F. Marcus

Alumni Spotlight: Diana F. Marcus

In the mid 1950’s, I was a camper at Camp Saratoga, at a 10 day Leadership Institute as I was sent by my congregation, Temple EmanuEl, San Bernardino, CA.  Eventually renamed Camp Swig, the Camp was also attended by my three children, Deborah, David and Anne...
Alumni Spotlight: Caren Kline

Alumni Spotlight: Caren Kline

Caren Kline Camp Swig: Machon ’84, CIT ’85, Staff ’86 Never would have thought that my 3-weeks of Machon at Camp Swig Saratoga in 1984 would pave the way for our two sons, Noah and Seth, to have the impact it has had. Noah was hooked right away first...
Alumni Spotlight: Dori Taback-Hazan

Alumni Spotlight: Dori Taback-Hazan

Swig Camper 1971-74, CIT ’75, Staff ’76-77, ’81 (Helen’s assistant, counselor and programmer) 2020-21 Legacy of Tikkun (Online Camp Alumni Project) When I was 17, after the five-week session of CIT Class ’75, I stayed on at camp to work...
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...
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...
Building for the Future

Building for the Future

Our total vision has two phases.  The first phase will bring our facility fully back online, enabling us to deliver on our mission (providing original, innovative year-round programming and retreats for people of all ages and stages of life along with an excellent...