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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...

Reflections of Light

Reflections of Light

Art & Reflection by Rabbi Allie Fischman, Camp Director Our Elul reflection prompt for today is light. We’re thinking of light in so many ways…the way our camp community fills us with light and hope during these difficult times and the way our Shabbat candles fill...

Best Decision I Ever Made

Best Decision I Ever Made

By Marcy Cameron, Mother of Ethan This article was written in early 2014 to share our family experience and help other families at Congregation Or Ami (Calabasas, CA) learn about the Camp Newman experience.   Before Camp - June 6, 2013 Our 7th grade son, Ethan,...

An Update on Camp’s DEI Work

An Update on Camp’s DEI Work

This post is a follow-up from our July 4 post in which we shared our plans for furthering Camp Newman’s work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.   In January 2020, our full-time professional team identified that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) needed to...

The Story of Us: CIT 2020

The CIT 2020 song this summer was a parody of Taylor Swift’s song “The Story of Us”. Our CIT story is about changing lives, standing up during the hardest moments and the true definition of resilience.

Working at camp is the perfect job

Working at camp is the perfect job

By Brooke Riggio, Summer Staff Liaison & Program Coordinator   Picture this: it’s yet another uncomfortably warm July day, you are sitting in the back seat of your parents’ 2007 heather grey Chevy Suburban with butterflies in your stomach (and you’re not...

A Summer to Celebrate

A Summer to Celebrate

We knew our son needed to be challenged. We knew that it was important for him to understand life outside of his bubble. Each year, Camp Newman staff met Sacha with the same warmth, love, enthusiasm and patience helping him to be comfortable with who he is, helping him be the best version of himself.

5 Tips for a Nefesh Staff Member

5 Tips for a Nefesh Staff Member

Are you passionate about creating a space where everyone is celebrated and accepted for who they are, one that is a space of belonging? Nefesh Staff might be for you!

Re-Imagining Summer 2020

Re-Imagining Summer 2020

My first time at camp was back in 2012, coincidentally 8 years ago today. It was an amazing summer but it had a weird start. My mom was so excited for me to be going to camp for the first time she drove me there about an hour earlier then I was supposed arrive. I was so embarrassed because I was the only camper surrounded by a ton of staff and counselors.