CIT & Avodah Family Shabbat – July 27-28

You and your family are invited to a magical Shabbat at Camp Newman with your CIT or Avodah Camper!

2018 CIT & Avodah Family Shabbat Weekend

 

CIT & Avodah families: You’re invited to join us for a Shabbat weekend to share in festivities with the entire camp community, as well as to see all the special projects and activities your teens have done this summer! Meet your camper’s Advisers and Directors and most of all, come share a weekend at the place your kids call their second home.

Per our camp policy, please DO NOT plan to take your child out of camp. No children under 18 allowed unless they are a member of the CIT/Avodah camper’s family.

Schedule

Friday, July 27 – Shabbat Schedule

  • 4:30 p.m. Arrive at Camp & Park
  • 5:00 p.m. Special Reception with our Camp Directors
  • 5:20 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat / Staff and Guest Circle
  • 5:40 p.m. Shabbat Services – Led by your Avodah & CIT campers
  • 6:40 p.m. Dinner, Singing & Dancing
  • 9:00 p.m. Laila Tov

Saturday, July 28, Options & Final Schedule

* Note – Please bring back your lanyards from Friday night!

  • 10:45 a.m. Park and check-in
  • 11:10 a.m. Shabbat services led by your teens
  • 12:30 p.m. Camp tours led by teens
  • 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. Parents depart for offsite activities/dinner (Avodah & CIT campers must stay at camp). See our Vallejo Guide for local restaurant and sight recommendations.
  • 7:40 p.m. Parents arrive back to camp
  • 7:45 p.m. Session Songs
  • 9:30 p.m. Havdallah and Siyum
  • 10:00 p.m. Laila Tov

What to Wear

On Shabbat (Friday evening only)

To make Shabbat really special, we wear the color white when we join as a camp community.

  • Pants or Shorts –  White or Khaki preferred
  • Shirt – White is preferred
  • Dress or Skirt – Mostly white preferred
  • 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.

On Any Other Day

  • Very casual clothing is encouraged.
  • 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 Policies - READ BEFORE REGISTERING!

Visitor Policies – Please read before registering!

  • Visitor registration is required. 
  • Per our camp policy, please DO NOT plan to take your child out of camp. No children under 18 allowed unless they are a member of the CIT/Avodah camper’s family.
  • Parents: With the exception of CIT & Avodah families, you may not have a child/grandchild/relative in session during your visit because this can make other children feel sad and cause problems in the cabins. We are happy to accommodate your visit, with your child(ren), at another time!
  • If you are under 18: You must be accompanied by a parent or guardian AT ALL TIMES while you visit camp. If you arrive at our gate without your own parent present, sadly we will not be able to welcome you into camp. Please email dwashofsky@urj.org with questions.
  • Camp is a NUT-FREE facility.
  • Visitor fee: To cover the additional costs we incur for visitor’s food, parking and staffing, and to ensure every dollar is spent creating an amazing summer for our campers, all visitors must register and pay a $48 per person fee (children under 15 free)
  • You will be asked for your payment information when you fill out the registration form.
  • For questions or problems while registering: Please email dwashofsky@urj.org.
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