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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New Year’s on the Bay 2017 @ Blue & Gold Fleet
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
New Year's on the Bay 2017 @ Blue & Gold Fleet | San Francisco | California | United States

4th Annual New Year’s on the Bay

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Cruise into 5778 at a floating dance party! Join your friends from around the Bay Area and beyond to celebrate Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – with this one-night only teen event.

When: Saturday, September 16th – 7:30pm-11pm

What: Music ★ DJ ★ Dancing ★ Refreshments ★ Spectacular views of the Bay ★ Havdalah

Who: Open to all Jewish high school students in the Bay Area and beyond! (you do not need to belong to a youth group or synagogue to come!)

Dress Code: Semi-Formal Fun – A dress or shirt and nice pants are suggested! Extra points for fun ties, bright colors or light up clothing! Please do not wear high heels – the boat rocks and rolls, making it hard to balance on them!

Confirmation Email:  An email will be sent to all ticket holders 3 days prior to the event with further details.

How to register: Registration opens August 15th. Early bird tickets $60 (by Aug 29) | Reg tickets $85 (by Sep 5).

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Check out the photos from our 2nd Annual New Year’s on the Bay!



Family Camp Weekend with PJ Library® @ URJ Camp Newman
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day

Registration is now full – to add your name to the wait list, click the button:
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Get ready to meet new families and friends and enjoy a weekend with your loved ones in the natural beautiful setting of Camp Newman! Family Fun for All! Here’s how we’ll spend our action-packed (and leisurely) days and nights:

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• Meet New Families & Friends! • Camp Fun Designed for Each Age Group • Late Night Parent Wine & Cheese with KidWatch • Fun Activities for the Jewish Harvest Festival of Sukkot • Celebrate a Special Shabbat & Havdallah • PJ Library® Story Walk and Story Times • Arts & Crafts • Music & Song Sessions with Special Musical Guest: Jason Mesches • Pre-Bedtime Campfire • Hike to the Star Overlooking Camp • Parent Learning Sessions • PJ Library Books incorporated throughout


Registration is now full – to add your name to the wait list, click below!

• Adult: $225 • Children 2 to 7: $75 Early Bird Rate (Reg $150 after 7/1) • Children 8 to 18: $112.50 Early Bird Rate (Reg $225  after 7/1) • Children 1 and under: FREE

PJ Library® Member Discount of $50

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Got Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions! If you have don’t see your question answered, Vivien Braly at or 415-499-1223 x8106.

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 or email

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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NFTY CWR C-Dubb Smash @ URJ Camp Newman
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
NFTY CWR C-Dubb Smash @ URJ Camp Newman | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Join us for the first NFTY-CWR event of the year!

Register here starting Sept 5th!
Register (or apply for scholarship) before midnight, Friday, to get exclusive NFTY swag!

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!


EVENT DETAILS: C-Dubb Smash helps start the NFTY year off right. Open to all NFTYites in grades 9-12, we’ll welcome new members and include a track for TYG board leaders and others interested in leadership. See you there!


SECRET MERCH: Register by Friday and get a FREE, limited edition piece of NFTY merchandise. This secret item will only be ordered once, and is not available for purchase. Register by Friday (or apply for event scholarship) to reserve your secret merch now!


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 2017-8 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.


We look forward to seeing you at C-Dubb Smash!

Fall Camp 2017 @ URJ Camp Newman
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Get a Taste of Summer Camp in Fall!

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 camper’s age

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

Is Your Child Attending Fall Camp?

Click here to see all the highlights, which we’ll be posting periodically throughout the weekend!


See Last Year’s Fall Camp in Action!



For a sample schedule, click here.

For photos & highlights from last year’s Fall Camp, click here!

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: We will post the bus schedule closer to the event.

By Car: For Directions to Camp, click here.

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NFTY Southwest (SW)


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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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