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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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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!Read more
Camps Saratoga, Swig and Newman have been a magical home to tens of thousands of campers, faculty and staff for decades.
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