We present events every month in communities near you!
URJ Camp Newman takes the magic of camp, translates it into a year-round experience, and brings it you!
We connect children, youth and adults to an expansive menu of fun, immersive Jewish experiences in Santa Rosa and in your community, all year long. Along with our local synagogue youth groups and NFTY, we present everything from family fun days to high school parties to middle school outings.
Elementary School Events
Come get a taste for camp and a love for Judaism at our fun & exciting day-long family events and mini retreats for 2nd through 5th graders.
Middle School Events
We give 6th to 8th graders lots of options to experience the magic of camp at super fun events all year from Santa Rosa to Santa Cruz!
High School Events
Camp Newman & NFTY partner all year long to present high schoolers fun and enriching programs and unforgettable teen events.
Join us all year long at every age!
- 2nd – 5th Graders:
- 6th – 8th Graders:
- 9th-12th Graders:
- Rosh Hashanah Boat Cruise: New Year’s on the Bay
- NFTY EVENTS:
2 Rocking Teen Events – 1 Weekend!
About Spring Conclave
NFTY Central West’s Spring event will focus on the theme of “Kehilah,” community, and offer many options for activities and ways to engage with other Jewish teens from the region. Be a part of electing next year’s regional leaders, or participate in fun activities to bond with friends new and old!
About the Songleading Workshop with Dan Nichols
Learn the art of song leading with popular Jewish rocker, Dan Nichols, one of the most popular and influential Jewish musicians in North America. Join other Jewish teens with a passion for music as you get hands-on training and one-on-one time with Dan. All this while still enjoying all your meals and Saturday evening with your friends at the NFTY event running concurrently.
After this workshop, you’ll return to your synagogue and community with more experience, knowledge, confidence, and connections! Plus while you’ll here, take part in some fun activities with 100+ other teens, who will be at Camp Newman at the same time for Spring Conclave, a NFTY teen retreat.
Cost for Spring Conclave OR Songleading Workshop: $225 (Early Bird) $275 (Regular Registration)
FOR MORE EVENT INFO: Visit the NFTY CWR website here.
NEW TO NFTY CWR? NFTY CWR is a welcoming, teen-powered community that offers events all year to Jewish high school students in Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii. Together, we’ll pursue tikkun olam, social justice and empowerment, while making deep connections. All events are teen-powered, teen-led and help you build skills while making tons of friends and having fun! And all first-timers get $100 off!
SCHOLARSHIPS: $100 off for ALL first-time participants and first-come, first-serve scholarships for all other participants. To apply for a scholarship, click here.
REGISTRATION: Click here for a helpful guide to using our registration system. Below are a few important highlights:
1. Use Chrome or Firefox!
2. Select the 2016-7 season.
3. If you’ve registered with Camp Newman before, you already have an account in our system and should continue to use that account.
4. Scholarships and discounts are applied on the back-end of the system. It will indicate that you are registering at full cost, but your card will still be charged the correct amount.
Start Getting Excited…
Join Camp Newman and NFTY Central West for a one-night Beach Boardwalk takeover! Includes:
- Exclusive full access to the arcade, rides & beach
- Food Food Food!
- Meet friends from across the Bay Area
- Sleepover AT the Boardwalk
Limited scholarship is available for this event on a case by case basis. Please email Lily Gottlieb at firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries.
WHAT: Beach Boardwalk Overnight
WHEN: April 8-9, 2017
WHO: 8th Graders from across the Bay Area!
WHERE: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Temple Buses: Buses will be provided to and from several bay area temples – Bus schedule will be released closer to the event. Please note a bus requires at least 10 participants to run.
TENTATIVE Stops: San Rafael, Sacramento, Lafayette, Burlingame, Los Altos Hills
Sleeping pad/mattress (no tents please)
Toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste/brush/deodorant/face towel)
Earplugs (you will sleep in the vicinity of other campers so pack earplugs if you’re a light sleeper)
Casual/comfortable change of clothes for rides on Saturday
Closed toe shoes
NFTY recognizes that our participants may need to cancel after registering for an event. All cancellations must be sent to the NFTY CWR staff via email by one of the Parent/Guardians listed during registration.
If you need to cancel, the registration fees you paid will be refunded as follows:
Through March 3, 2017 – 90% of the registration fees paid Through March 17, 2017 – 75% of the registration fees paid Through March 24, 2017 – 50% of the registration fees paid
After March 31, 2017 – 0% of the registration fees paid.
75% of fees paid will be refunded if there is a documented medical emergency. A suggested packing can be found below. A full packing list will be sent in the pre-event email.
Register here starting Feb 7th!
Spend the day at Camp Newman in Santa Rosa! Join our camp team and PJ Library® for our 7th Annual Family Fun Day
- Arts & Crafts
- Field Games, like Ga-Ga, Frisbee, Soccer & More
- Nature Walks
- Hike to the Star – the hill overlooking camp
- A visit to our animals and Kibbutz – our sustainable farm
- Camp Tours
And this year – with the event scheduled to coincide with erev Yom Ha’atzmaut, the 69th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day, you can also enjoy Israel-themed activities complemented by PJ Library books – for example:
- Use your “Passport” to tour the sites of Israel, like our own Kibbutz, and then read, “Ella’s Trip to Israel,” by Vivien Newman.
- Discover treasures in an archaeology dig, and then read, “Jodie’s First Dig,” by Anna Levine.
- Place a message or prayer on the Western Wall, and then read of a spider’s trip to the Kotel in “Sammy Spider’s First Trip to Israel,” by Sylvia Rouss.
At the end of your visit, all families will receive a special bag of goodies from Camp Newman and PJ Library.
Bring your own picnic or enjoy a camp BBQ for $5 per person! We’ll also answer any questions about our summer camp. All ages welcome. Invite your friends and grandparents to join you!
Free Admission. Please RSVP below!
How to Get Here
For Directions to Camp Newman, click here.
About PJ Library®
PJ Library® sends free monthly Jewish books and music to children through age eight. To sign up, visit PJLibrary.org.
Families with Young Children – Save the Date!
Mark your calendars on October 6-8, 2017, for our first Annual URJ Camp Newman & PJ Library® Family Camp Weekend!
Open to families with young children in the Bay Area, activities will include:
– Shabbat services
– a PJ Library® story walk
– music & song sessions
– arts and crafts
– sports, and
– being together in the beautiful natural setting of Camp Newman.
More information to come!
To receive more info about the Family Camp Weekend as soon as we have it available, add your name to our list by emailing email@example.com.
About PJ Library®
PJ Library® sends Jewish children’s books and music every month to families with children ages 6 months through 8 years. Each book, geared towards a specific age, helps you create your own family’s connection to Jewish traditions, holidays, and values. Sign up today at www.pjlibrary.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PJ Library® is a program of the Early Childhood Education Initiative of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund with support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Albert and Janet Schultz PJ Library Fund, the Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation and other generous local funders.
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