URJ Camp Newman: Reimagined & Reborn

URJ Camp Newman: Reimagined & Reborn

A WEST COAST CAMPUS FOR STRENGTHENING JEWISH LIFE Something magical happens when we break our daily routines and join together in intentional community. Where the physical environment and collective experiences are infused with Jewish values.  We are transformed to...
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...
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...
Working at camp is the perfect job

Working at camp is the perfect job

By Brooke Riggio, Summer Staff Liaison & Program Coordinator   Picture this: it’s yet another uncomfortably warm July day, you are sitting in the back seat of your parents’ 2007 heather grey Chevy Suburban with butterflies in your stomach (and you’re not...
5 Tips for a Nefesh Staff Member

5 Tips for a Nefesh Staff Member

by Rachel Dubowe, Summer Assistant Director & Past Nefesh Director #1 … Listening is Cool: You should think that listening is one of the coolest things to do! Nefesh staff members always have time to listen to all campers. Camp days are busy, silly, fun and...