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Alumni Spotlight: Dori Taback-Hazan

Alumni Spotlight: Dori Taback-Hazan

When I was 17, after the five-week session of CIT Class ’75, I stayed on at camp to work as the artist assistant to Helen Burke. This in itself was a dream come true for me because I loved being in Helen’s workshop, sculpting in welded copper and creating mosaics, and I loved being with Helen!

Creating a Resilient Facility

Creating a Resilient Facility

In the aftermath of the 2017 Tubbs fire, the URJ and Camp Newman established a Master Plan Task Force to develop a plan for the rebuilding and reimagining of the physical facilities. This Task Force was comprised of community leaders and camp community members with...

URJ Camp Newman: Reimagined & Reborn

URJ Camp Newman: Reimagined & Reborn

Something magical happens when we break our daily routines and join together in intentional community. Where the physical environment and collective experiences are infused with Jewish values. 

Introducing the A-B-G-Ds 

Introducing the A-B-G-Ds 

Check out our new session names and learn your A-B-G-Ds. Then, come spend the summer among the redwood trees!  

The Tower

The Tower

It was the last group … me. I started to tremble! We all got harnessed up, it was time. I started climbing. “Oh no”, I thought, “it’s so high I’ll never make it”, but I proceeded and then I glanced down…

Building for the Future

Building for the Future

Our vision to serve 20,000 people each year – bringing the magic of camp to people of all ages and stages of life through summer camp, family camps, retreats and conferences. This is how we are planning to do it!

Hagigah + Hevrah = Hagirah

Hagigah + Hevrah = Hagirah

by Ben Haberman, Counselor & Communications Assistant In Hagirah (Hagigah & Hevrah), campers are given the opportunity to try new forms of expression. Whether they are choosing to express themselves through what they are passionate about, performance, visual...

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!