Alumni Shabbat and CIT Countdown

Alumni Campers and CIT!
You are warmly invited to our annual…

2018 Alumni Shabbat – Friday, June 28

& CIT Coundown – Saturday, June 29



Calling All Alumni! Come Back to Camp!

You and your family are invited to Camp for Friday evening Shabbat proceedings (including services, dinner, and our Shabbat Shira), as well as our incredible tradition of CIT Countdown on Saturday evening.

Wear your CIT, staff or camp shirt, and join us for an unforgettable weekend! Feel free to bring musical instruments and lyrics so you can join the jam sessions and any old camp shirts or photos for us to display.

Milestone Reunions happening THIS SUMMER:

  • CITs of 2009 – Ten year reunion!
  • CITs of 1999 – Twenty year reunion!
  • CITs of 1989 – Thirty year reunion!
  • Staff of 1994– Where are you 25 Years Later? Come Visit Camp!
  • CITs of 1979 – Forty year reunion!
  • CITs of 1969 – Fifty year reunion! Wow! 50 YEARS for the campers and staff of 1968 – Come Celebrate!

Have You Visited Our Alumni Page?

See what your camp friends have been up to these past few years and view our Gallery of photos from our 70th Celebration and from past reunions! Click here to visit the Alumni page now!


Important Visitor Information


Friday, June 28 – Alumni Shabbat*

* This is the schedule from 2018; the 2019 schedule will be updated closer to event

  • 4:30 p.m.  Welcome to Camp! GATES OPEN for visitors & Optional Tours – Please do not arrive early, because our staff won’t be ready for visitors and our security team will need to ask you to leave and return later.
  • 5:00 p.m. Directors’ Reception
  • 5:20 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat / Staff & Guest Circle
  • 5:40 p.m. Shabbat Services 
  • 6:40 p.m. Dinner, singing and dancing
  • 9:00 p.m. Laila tov / Good night!
  • For our Alumni Reunion Visitors ONLY:
    • 9:15 p.m. Special Alumni Oneg
    • 10:00 p.m. Alumni Siyum and Closing Circle


Saturday, July 29 – CIT Countdown & Alumni Schedule*

* This is the schedule from 2018; the 2019 schedule will be updated closer to event

  • 10:45 a.m. Arrive and Park
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Join CIT & Avodah 2018 for Shabbat Services
  • 12:40-1:20 p.m. CIT Alumni Frisbee Game
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. CIT Lunch for CIT Class of 2008
  • 2:30 p.m.  CIT Countdown
  • 4:15 p.m. Shalom! / Goodbye!

What to Wear

  • Very casual clothing is encouraged.
  • Wear your CIT, staff or camp shirt!
  • Shoes – REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES AT CAMP! Solid Sandals or closed-toed shoes are best for our uneven terrain. NO FLIP-FLOPS. Camp is very firm about this rule. Your shoes MUST cover your toes and/or be securely strapped to your foot.

Visiting Our Region

Welcome to #NewmanbytheBay!

We are delighted to welcome you to URJ Camp Newman’s 2019 home: Cal Maritime. For directions, click here. Our Camp is located in Vallejo, within a short drive from the Wine Country, San Francisco and Oakland. See our Vallejo Region Guide for recommendations of places to dine, shop and explore.

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