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Generations of Campers

Generations of Campers

The reality is kids who are the first in their families to attend camp feel just as much at home here and hope to start the tradition in their families of sending their kids to camp. Here at camp we hope to see this tradition continue as well for years and years to come.

Rishonim Maccabiah 2021

Rishonim Maccabiah 2021

When we first began looking at how to merge these two distinct eidot into one for this summer, we immediately began to search for the overlap. What emerged was a four-week program that takes Jewish foundations and gives campers the chance to bring Jewish texts and values to life through both nature and sports activities. 

Shomrim Etzim 2021

Shomrim Etzim 2021

For the past three and a half weeks, Shomrim/Etzim campers have enjoyed a taste of different Teen Camp sessions to look forward to in future summers, with four themed educational units that culminate in each child’s certification as a Shomrei Tarbut: Guardian of Jewish Culture. Check out what we’ve been working on!  

Holy Spaces

Holy Spaces

Everything at camp can be holy, and each space resonates holiness differently for each camper as they connect with the people and places around them.

Lobby Day 2021

Lobby Day 2021

Guided by the value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), each summer our Hevrah campers dedicate their time at camp to learning about social justice and how they can use their Jewish values to make a difference. This summer, campers in the Social Justice Yetzirah (major), spent two weeks learning about criminal justice reform along with organizing tactics and tips on how to lobby.

Staff Week Everything I Wanted and More

Staff Week Everything I Wanted and More

Through the numerous programs we did during staff week, one thing was apparent: we were part of a great history and tradition of counselors who love camp. Each staff member brings something unique to the team and is able to connect with campers in a different and creative way.

Holy Spaces and Creating Holiness

Holy Spaces and Creating Holiness

We have rebuilt the physical foundation of Camp Newman, yet without the holiness of our community and our campers, camp is only a plot of land. For the past three years, Porter Creek has been a site of construction and expansion, but as we welcome campers in the coming weeks, it is becoming so much more. 

5 Tips for Counselors & Specialists

5 Tips for Counselors & Specialists

Learn from one of the best, Matt Ghan shares his tips for counselors and specialists about how to be the BEST staff members for our campers … and have an awesome time, too!

Breaking Bread with Newman

Breaking Bread with Newman

Matt Ghan, Camp Newman summer senior staff member and Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Bat Yam and Martee Fischman, Retreat Center Director at URJ Camp Newman, share a delicious recipes, witty banter and a love of camp! If you make the recipes, please feel free...