Inspiring a Love of Judaism, 365 days a year
Providing meaningful and memorable experiences for Jewish children, teens and adults
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At URJ Camp Newman, we’re building a foundation for a vibrant Jewish life. Guided by experienced staff and Jewish professionals, we offer 25 traditional and specialty summer sessions from 9 days to 8 weeks at the beautiful bay-side campus of Cal Maritime.
Our Jewish overnight camp empowers children and teens to better themselves, their communities and the world. 3rd-12th graders choose from an abundant mix of fun activities, experience the magic of Judaism and Shabbat, build friendships that last a lifetime – and have a TON of fun!
Since 1947, the URJ Camp Newman community has impacted the lives of over 100,000 children, teens, and adults. Year after year, our campers return to renew the strong bonds of friendship they build here. Our hope is to provide each and every camper with a meaningful and memorable experience. Read on to see how we do it!
Do you have a first-time camper? Read our First Time Parents & Campers Guide here.
For answers to all your questions about Cal Maritime (like housing, activities, etc.), click here!
About Our Summer Camp
Our mission is to inspire kids to take camp home – applying their Jewish learning to their daily lives, bettering themselves, their communities and the world.
Our Summer Programs
We have a variety of programs for all ages. Each program is specially tailored to the age group and the interests of the campers!
Activities and Fun
Camp Newman offers a wide variety of activities to let each camper learn and explore new skills, while enjoying themselves in a friendly environment.
Other than us (yeah, we admit it … we’re biased!), no one is more passionate about camp than our campers, staff and alumni.
“It is my home away from home and a place where I can be my best self”
“Camp has helped me discover my Jewish identity and what it means to be Jewish.”
“My favorite activities were the climbing wall and zipline.”Read more testimonials
Our Summer 2018 Home: Cal Maritime
URJ Camp Newman operates on the campus of California State University Maritime Academy. Nestled along the shores of the sparkling Carquinez Straits of the San Francisco Bay, Cal Maritime is the ideal setting for a summer camp – with superb facilities, grounds, dining service, and views. Our dorms, dining hall, programming spaces, and athletic fields are all within a few minutes’ walk from one another, creating an environment that is both safe and accessible for children of all ages.
Cal Maritime is located in an accessible yet private location. The campus is completely surrounded by northern California hills and beautiful shoreline. There is no through traffic, so campers will be surrounded only by the scenic trees and water.
Facilities at Cal Maritime include:
- Modern dorms
- Central dorm lounge
- LEED certified dining hall
- Indoor and outdoor programming spaces for services, song sessions, and other activities
- Olympic-sized swimming pool
- Expansive professional athletic field
- Indoor sand beach volleyball court
- Multiple waterfront lawns, benches, walkways, seating areas and fire pit
- Outdoor tennis & basketball courts
- Indoor basketball court
The campus is located about an hour from both the Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Making Camp Affordable
We want camp to be available and affordable for everyone. We have many different options for dates, length of session and prices to meet every families needs. No one should have to miss the powerful and transformative power of camp because of the state of the economy or personal finances. Our hope is that everyone who wants to attend camp, can do so. Thankfully, there are lots of resources available.Read more
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
The best way to get a feeling for what camp is all about is to see it yourself! We invite you to visit each program page, where you’ll find a gallery of photos, videos and blog posts about each session.
To view a program page based on session length and your child’s grade, click on the link below.Learn more