A Typical Day

There is really no such thing as a typical day at Camp Newman. With our wide variety of programs and activities, no day is ever the same! From sports to arts to Jewish celebrations, each camp day brings new excitement, new opportunities to build skills, and new adventures.  And while programs and activities vary and surprises are often thrown in, every day includes plenty of time for fun, friendship, and relaxation.

Junior Camp (3rd-8th Graders) and Teen Camp (9th-12th) have their own daily schedule with programs and timing tailored exclusively to each group.

Here is just one example of a day at camp for both Junior and Teen Camps:

Junior Camp Sample Day

7:30-8:00 a.m.             Boker Tov!

Time to wake up! Our in-cabin counselors greet each camper, and help each one dress, brush teeth & hair, and get ready for the day ahead – wearing weather appropriate clothes, sun block, etc.

8:00-8:45 a.m.             Aruchat Boker / Breakfast

Together with their eidah (session) and counselors, all campers enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast in the Dining Hall, with tons of options (see a sample menu here). This is another great time for campers to bond with their bunkmates and make new friends. Campers say the prayers before (Hamotzi) and after (Birkat Hamazon) meals in true camp style with hand gestures and lots of ruach (spirit)! After packing a snack, campers then head out for the day!

9:00-11:45 a.m.          Morning Chugim / Activities

Each week, campers get to pick three different activities to do over this time block from three program areas: Games and Sports, Teva (Nature), and Omanut (Arts). Each area offers up to ten different choices of awesome activities to do with other sessions in their age groups. For the complete list, click here.

12:00-12:45 p.m.        Aruchat Tzohorayim – Lunch

After tons of activity time, our campers are hungry! Like breakfast, they get to again pick from a large selection of lunch options (see sample menu here). Prior to the Birkat Hamazon, campers who take medications will be called for Pill Call (See our Medical F.A.Q., here). Following lunch, counselors accompany campers to pick up any mail or packages they’ve received (except during Shabbat/Saturday), and then head to Menucha (below).

1:00-1:40 p.m.             Menucha / Rest time & Cabin Clean-up

This is one of our campers’ favorite time to get a little R&R, bond with their bunkmates, play quiet games, write letters, read – and do a bit of tidying of their personal space.

2:00-3:00 p.m.             Breicha / Swim Time!

Swim time isn’t just about swimming, doing laps and splashing around. The Olympic size pool also features basketball hoops, water polo, floating inner tubes, diving boards, and a log roll (yeah, you heard that right). And once a week, for all of you American Ninja Warrior fans, we’ll have a floating giant obstacle course!

3:20-4:15 p.m.             Shower hour

Just like it’s called, campers shower, and get ready for evening programs.

4:30-5:50 p.m.             Zman Eidah Aleph / Afternoon Cabin Activities

Campers take part in a different group activity with their cabinmates each day, such as: Tie Dye, Game Show, Israeli Dance class, Cabin Community Build, Experiential Jewish Fun, and other fun cabin activities. Campers conclude with a short interactive t’fillah.

6:00-7:00 p.m.             Aruchat Erev / Dinner & Song Session

Just like breakfast and dinner, campers will dine on a wide range of options from our all-you-can-eat menu. Prior to the Birkat Hamazon, campers who take medications will be called for Pill Call. After singing Birkat Hamazon, our ruach-filled song session begins! This is when each session gets to sing songs from camp’s top hit list.

7:10-8:00 p.m.             Zman Eidah Bet / Evening Cabin Activities

As twilight descends on #NewmanbytheBay, campers head to a new group activity to do with their cabinmates each evening, such as: 60s Beach Party; Campfire & Sing-a-long & S’mores; Talent Show in Rizza Theater; Field Games (Kickball, Quidditch or Ultimate Frisbee); Special Israel Night; Giant Game Night; or Experiential Jewish Fun. Our closing bookend of the day is siyuum, a special time when the entire session gathers arm-in-arm to sing our closing prayers, the Shema and the Hashkeveinu, spreading a shelter of peace above our campers before they head to bedtime.

8:45 p.m.        Hashkevah / Cabin activity & Laila Tov

In the evening, campers participate in cabin fun and bonding time, such as playing Night Fox (outdoor flashlight tag), story time, or special song times from song leaders. Then our counselors help the campers get ready for bed, brush teeth, and wind down from the day. Then it’s lights out until another fun day at camp!

Teen Camp Sample Day

8:15-8:45 a.m.              Boker Tov!

Time to wake up! Our in-cabin counselors greet each camper, and help each one dress, brush teeth & hair, and get ready for the day ahead – wearing weather appropriate clothes, sun block, etc.

9:00-9:45 a.m.             Aruchat Boker / Breakfast

Together with their eidah (session) and counselors, all campers enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast in the Dining Hall, with tons of options (see a sample menu here). This is another great time for campers to bond with their bunkmates and make new friends. Campers say the prayers before (Hamotzi) and after (Birkat Hamazon) meals in true camp style with hand gestures and lots of ruach (spirit)! Also, just before the meal ends, campers who take medications will be called for Pill Call. (For our Medical F.A.Q., click here.) After packing a snack, campers then head out for the day!

10:00-12:45 a.m.        Morning Chugim / Activities

Depending on the session, campers get to pick from many different activities to do over this time block . For example, Rishonim, Maccabiah, and our 9th & 10th grade sessions will be picking from a list of activities in the Games & Sports or Omanut (Arts) program areas (see this page for the list), followed by T’fillah for Rishonim and Maccabiah. Hagigah will spend this time working on their art major (Yitzirah) and minor (Hizdamnut), while Hevrah will spend this time working on their social justice tracks.

1:00-1:45 p.m.             Aruchat Tzohorayim / Lunch

After tons of activity time, our campers are hungry! Like breakfast, they get to again pick from a large selection of lunch options (see sample menu here). Following lunch, counselors accompany campers to pick up any mail or packages they’ve received (except during Shabbat/Saturday), and then head to Menucha (below).

2:00-2:40 p.m.             Menucha / Rest time & Cabin Clean-up

This is one of our campers’ favorite time to get a little R&R, bond with their bunkmates, play quiet games, write letters, read – and do a bit of tidying of their personal space.

3:00-4:00 p.m.             Breicha / Swim Time!

Swim time isn’t just about swimming, doing laps and splashing around. The Olympic size pool also features basketball hoops, water polo, floating inner tubes, diving boards, and a log roll (yeah, you heard that right). And once a week, for all of you American Ninja Warrior fans, we’ll have a floating giant obstacle course!

4:15-5:15 p.m.             Shower hour

Just like it’s called, campers shower, and get ready for evening programs.

5:30-7:00 p.m.             Fun Time or Shvilim

8th & 9th grade sessions will spend this time doing Shvilim, our special outdoor programming, while Maccabiah and Rishonim will focus on their session specialty tracks. 9-11th graders will enjoy Fun Time, doing activities like Israeli dancing, tie-dye, archery, basketball, kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, camp arts, guitar lessons, Frolf or fishing – followed by an interactive T’fillah.

7:15-8:15 p.m.             Aruchat Erev / Dinner & Song Session

Just like breakfast and dinner, campers will dine on a wide range of options from our all-you-can-eat menu. Prior to the Birkat Hamazon, campers who take medications will be called for Pill Call. After Birkat, our ruach-filled song session begins! This is a lively time when each session gets to sing songs from camp’s top hit list.

8:30-9:30 p.m.             Zman Eidah Bet / Evening Cabin Activities

As twilight descends on #NewmanbytheBay, campers head to a new group activity to do with their cabinmates each evening, such as: 60s Beach Party; Campfire & Sing-a-long & S’mores; Talent Show in Rizza Theater; Field Games (Kickball, Quidditch or Ultimate Frisbee); Special Israel Night; Giant Game Night; or Experiential Jewish Fun.

9:30-10:00 p.m.         Hashkevah / Cabin activity & Laila Tov

In the evening, campers participate in cabin fun and bonding time, such as playing Night Fox (outdoor flashlight tag), story time, or special song times from song leaders. Then it’s time to get ready for bed, brush teeth, and light out until another fun day at camp!