Alumni Shabbat and CIT Countdown

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

2018 Alumni Shabbat – Friday, July 13

& CIT Coundown – Saturday, July 14



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 2008 – Ten year reunion!
  • CITs of 1998 – Twenty year reunion!
  • CITs of 1988 – Thirty year reunion!
  • Staff of 1993– Where are you 25 Years Later? Come Visit Camp!
  • CITs of 1978 – Forty year reunion!
  • CITs of 1968 – 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 last year’s 70th Celebration and from past reunions! Click here to visit the Alumni page now!


Important Visitor Information


Friday, July 13 – Alumni Shabbat*

* Schedule is tentative & 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 14 – CIT Countdown & Alumni Schedule*

* Schedule is tentative & 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 2018 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.

Visitor registration is at capacity and now closed. If you just want to attend CIT Countdown – please just show up! 

A word about visitors: Because of our summer home being here at Cal Maritime, Camp Newman now needs to pay for each additional visitor’s meal, parking, and related staffing. This is why we can no longer accept same-day registrations, or walk-ins, and why we must close registration for all events 24 hours before (or when we reach capacity). Please be respectful of our camp community, our staff and our rules, and do not just show up unannounced!

We encourage you to check our calendar for other dates to visit. Thank you!