Year-Round Events

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.


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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.

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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!

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High School Events

Camp Newman & NFTY partner all year long to present high schoolers fun and enriching programs and unforgettable teen events.

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Join us all year long at every age!

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Spring Camp 2017 @ URJ Camp Newman
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day

Get a Taste of Summer Camp in Spring!

Register here starting Feb 6th!


Experience what Camp Newman has to offer. Join us for a weekend of fun, friends and a great Shabbat experience. Over two days, 2nd through 5th graders get to experience the excitement of Jewish camping, make lots of new friends, and enjoy the best of camp. We offer tons of fun activities in parallel tracks – customized to the campers’ ages.

Because of this event’s popularity, we now have three “taste of camp” events during the year: Spring Camp, Winter Camp and Fall Camp.


See Last November’s Fall Camp in Action!

Check out our Highlights & Photo Gallery from Fall Camp 2016 last November.


First Time Parent & Camper Guide (1)

Is Your Child New to Camp Newman?

Read our “Taste of Camp” F.A.Q. here. For more answers to your questions about Camp Newman, click on the 1st Time Camper & Parent Guide button! Got more questions? Contact Kim Press by email or at (415) 991-0259.



By Bus: For the bus schedule, click here.

By Car: For Directions to Camp, click here.


Register here starting Feb 6th!
West Coast Party Jr. @ URJ Camp Newman
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day

New Date for this Middle School Event!


Register here starting Feb 6th!


If you were previously enrolled in WCP Jr. 2017, please check your email for info on how to re-enroll or request refund. If you have questions, email
For partner synagogues (only), your synagogue will send you info on how to register.



6th-8th Graders – you’re invited to the best party in the West ! Join us for a 2 night retreat on our new date – Mar 17-19 – at URJ Camp Newman. You’ll get to:

– Reunite with camp friends & meet new friends – Play sports and create art – Dream with us about how to create a better world – Enjoy a magical camp Shabbat – Discover the fun of Jewish camping and NFTY678 – teen-powered regional youth groups – AND HAVE A TON OF FUN!!!

Never registered with us before? Click here for instructions. Starting February 6th, clink the link below to register.


Register here starting Feb 6th!



By Bus: Buses depart from select Bay Area temples and the Oakland Airport. For the bus schedule, click here.

By Air: Special $50 travel discount for those flying to the event.

By Car: For Directions to Camp, click here.


Is Your Child Attending West Coast Party Jr.?

For a sample West Coast Party Jr. schedule, click here.

For answers to all your questions about West Coast Party Jr., see our WCP Jr. F.A.Q.

Once they’re at camp, visit our Facebook and Instagram sites to see all the photos and highlights, which we’ll be posting periodically throughout the weekend!


For more information

Contact Kim Press by email or at (415) 991-0259.

NFTY-CWR Spring Conclave & Songleading Workshop @ URJ Camp Newman
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day
NFTY-CWR Spring Conclave & Songleading Workshop @ URJ Camp Newman | Santa Rosa | California | United States

2 Rocking Teen Events – 1 Weekend!

Registration opens February 7th!


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…

Visit Instagram and Facebook, and enter the hashtag – #cdubbspring- for updates!

Beach Boardwalk Overnight @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

Boardwalk Takeover!


Register here starting Feb 7th!


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 for all inquiries.




Boardwalk (26a)

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 95060Boardwalk (11a)


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

Boardwalk (53a)


Sleeping pad/mattress (no tents please)

Sleeping bag




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)

water bottle

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!




NFTY Central West (CWR)

California (Northern)


Nevada (Northern)


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NFTY Southwest (SW)


New Mexico

Nevada (Southern)

Texas (Northern)

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NFTY Southern California (SoCal)

California (Southern)

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Family Fun at Camp Newman

Join us for a special “open house” and a day of fun camp activities for the whole family! You’ll visit OKY, our sustainable farm, get a tour of camp, do arts & crafts, meet our friends at PJ Library, and much more. All ages welcome – and all friends invited!

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Connecting Alumni

Camps Saratoga, Swig and Newman have been a magical home to tens of thousands of campers, faculty and staff for decades.

We want to keep in touch with you about camp and special alumni events!

Please click the link below for more information.

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