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Grand Family Camp

It’s time for all our camp grandparents to become campers again! This awesome weekend for grandparents and their campers (sorry parents!) is a great time to bond, let your inner child out, and enjoy all the best camp activities!

In proud partnership with PJ Library Bay Area and Jewish Grandparents Network.

Create lasting, Jewish memories and strengthen bonds between grandparents and grandchildren at this one-of-a-kind retreat. With the support of our amazing staff, grandparents and grand children will experience the fun of camp with activities to do together and some time for adult relaxation, too. All our activities are planned with accessibility and support in mind. Check out the sample schedule and FAQs to learn more about this intergenerational weekend getaway. 

Registration is now open – Save $50 when you book your retreat by June 30th!

Schedule at a Glance


When What Description
3:00-5:00 Welcome & Registration Arrive anytime in this window. If you can, leave yourself enough time to get settled in your room and enjoy some optional activities until the official program starts.
5:00 Kids meet counselors Drop the kids off with their counselors to play get-to-know-you games.
5:15 Adult orientation & mixer w/ refreshments Get all the info you need to feel at home and meet other adults. Don’t worry if you have to miss orientation-it will all be in writing!
6:00 Dinner Together with grandkids and other families!
6:45 Shabbat song session/t’fillah You don’t need to know the words! Just clap along!
  Siyum (closing circle) Nightly closing circle. Take a deep breath to appreciate the day we had. Peel off at any time if your grandchild’s bedtime is earlier.
  Israeli dance It isn’t a camp Shabbat without some Israeli dancing!
8:00 Shmira begins Counselors outside the cabin area to supervise so you can join the activities. See Program Guide for details.
9:00 Adult schmooze  
11:00 Shmira ends  


When What Description
7:00 Early Risers unstaffed activities, coffee & cold snacks Wake up early? We’ll have some games, coffee and snacks. Grandparents should accompany the kids during this time.
7:30-8:30 Morning Options Wake up early and ready for activities? Star Hike (self guided), Yoga Class.
7:30-9:00 Breakfast Rolling breakfast: come when you want, stay as long as you like.
9:00-11:00 Camp Fun! Camp options-tie dye challah covers, challah braiding, self-guided Gratitude Nature Walk.
11:00-12:00 Self Portrait Discovery In the style of Israeli artist, Hanoch Piven, make a self-portrait from found objects to tell your family about yourself.
12:00 Lunch  
12:45 Menucha-quiet rest/play time Story time in staff lounge, quiet play time together with grandkids.
1:45 Its its–Newman’s beloved tradition: ice cream sandwiches  
2:00-4:00 Grown-Up Optional Activities Free swim or climb the tower. Send your grandkids with their counselors while you take a break or join them (sign up at lunch to tell us your plans).
4:15-5:00 Personal Nikayon (shower time) gkids w/gparents
5:15 Happy Hour/snacky hour Kids with counselors & Grandparents with each other!
6:00 Dinner  
7:00 S’mores  
7:30 Havdallah & Siyum Short ritual that separates Shabbat from the week, followed by closing circle together as a community.
8:00 Shmirah begins  
  Talent Show/Camp songs  
9:00 “Keep your mouth shut” & other issues Facilitated Conversation for Grandparents
11:00 Shmirah ends  


When What Description
7:00 Early Risers unstaffed activities, coffee & cold snacks Wake up early? We’ll have some games, coffee and snacks for grandparents and grandkids together.
8:00-9:00 Breakfast  
9:00 Bringing Camp Home With You Closing program: story, tree planting, family tree together in family groups.
10:00 Closing Circle  
10:15 Packing time Optional: Counselors on duty on the mirpeset while adults are packing.
11:00 L’hitraot (see you next time!)  

Design Your Weekend

Follow these 3 easy steps to plan for your weekend at camp. When you register, you’ll be able to make your lodging selections, indicate whether you are interested in shared housing and even request friends to live with!

Scholarships for Family Weekends are available through generous funding from the Jewish Federation of San Francisco. Apply here!

Step 1

Calculate Activities Costs

# Adults x $330

# Kids 12 & Under x $250

Children Under 2 are Free!

Step 2

Select Your Lodging
Check out your options below!

Cabin: $590 per weekend

Lodge $700 per weekend

Step 3 – Optional

Shared Housing

If you would like to share housing with another family or a group of friends lodging costs can be divided evenly between parties!

The Lodge Accommodations

The Lodge, also knows as Village 2, is a brand new upscale, hotel-style building with 28-double occupancy rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. Centrally located at the heart of camp, steps from the Dining Hall and all that main camp has to offer. View the Village 2 Room Map >

Each room has:

    • 2 queen beds & a private bathroom
    • Mini fridge, microwave & Keurig coffee maker
    • private small outdoor seating area with rocking chairs
    • Several single ADA accessible rooms available

Cabin Accommodations
Motel and Cabin accommodations costs are based on single family usage/single occupancy. 

We have several cabin villages with a variety of amenities and all within a short walk to the heart of camp.


  • 1/2-cabins sleep up to 8 people and are great for larger families or multiple families together
  • Each suite includes four sets of bunk beds with one private bathroom.
  • All cabins include A/C and heat.
  • Several ADA accessible cabins available.


This weekend is during fire season. What are your fire/air quality protocols?

We have extensive fire protocols in place should there be a wildfire in the area while we are at camp. If a wildfire is affecting our air quality, but not our property, we also have protocols in place that bring our activities indoors.

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All of the activities and the dining hall are on a single level and are in close proximity as well as our Village 2 Lodge and Village 1 Cabins. In order to secure these housing choices, register for the weekend as soon as possible. You will also be asked on the registration form if you need housing without stairs or assistance getting around camp. Only specific activities (Climbing Tower, pool) are uphill and we will provide shuttle service to those locations.

Will my grandkids stay in the room with me?

Yes. One of the fun parts of camp is the slumber party! Be sure to read about our 2 housing options to choose the one that will have enough beds for your party.

Is your facility secure? What if my grandchild tends to wander?

Our front gate is locked at all times and our property is quite compact. The pool is gated and the gate remains locked at all times. When the pool is in use, the gate remains closed. We share our property with animals who very much dislike all the noise we make and stay away from us! Everyone at camp is expected to listen to our grownups, stay on marked paths and move around camp not wander off alone.

I’m not sure if my grandkids are old enough for this program.

This is up to you! We are prepared for kids 0-12. The program is designed for kids 5-12. Some grandparents will bring their infant/toddlers to give parents the weekend off and they are ready to care for those little ones plus our counselors can help out during certain designated hours. Some grandparents will bring only the grandkids who are done with naps and diapers so everyone can fully enjoy the programming.

Are there lifeguards at the pool?

Yes! We expect warm weather and the pool will be open in the afternoon. Kids can swim with their grandparents or, if grandparents resting in the afternoon, kids can swim with their counselors. We ask that only water-safe kids be dropped off with counselors for swimming. Even when the pool is in use, the gate remains closed. At all other times, the pool gate is locked.

What if either me or my grandchild need medical attention?

We stock typical over-the-counter medications at camp and can provide them to adults to be administered to their own grandchildren or themselves. If more emergent care is needed, we are within minutes of a hospital. We do not have medical staff on duty during weekend retreats.

My grandkid still takes a nap. How will that work?

All activities are optional and grandparents can take their grandkids to nap or to bed as their own schedules dictate. During naps, a grandparent will be expected to supervise their sleeping child. See above for more about after bedtime supervision.

Do you provide monitors, high chairs, pack n’ plays, etc?

We have a few high chairs to borrow. We recommend bringing your own high chair/booster seat to be sure you have one to use. We do not provide monitors, pack n/ plays or strollers.

Do I need to bring toys, books or activities? Do I plan activities or will the activities be planned for us?

We have a full weekend of activities planned. We do all the work and supply everything that is needed while you come and enjoy! We have some quiet time after lunch when families can rest in their cabins which is a great time for books and quiet games. We will also have counselors running story time and games if grandparents need this time off.

My grandkids are picky eaters. Can I bring their favorite foods?

We can brag that our food is outstanding! We provide both adult and kid-friendly options that cater to all dietary restrictions. Breakfast cold bar and salad bar at each meal; whole fruit and coffee are always available. If you choose to bring snacks, please keep them in your cabin in a sealed container.

My grandkids go to bed early. Am I stuck in the cabin with them for the rest of the evening?

No! After you put your grandkids to bed, our counselors are posted around each housing area to listen for kids who wake up or might need something from 8pm to 11pm each evening. If you feel comfortable, you can leave your cabin and join in the adult activities we offer.

My grandkids have a lot of energy. Will there be someone to help when I need a break?

Yes! As you can see from the tentative schedule, we have taken into account that grandparents want to spend as much time with their grandchildren as possible and also might need a break. We will have designated counselors for families to use as “back up” to support grandparents. On Saturday afternoon, we have an “Adults Optional” 2-hour block when grandparents can choose to take a break or continue to participate in the activities. We have a great balance of activities where you are on-the-go and where you can sit back and enjoy.

Can I leave my grandkids at camp while I go wine tasting?

That question sounds like you might enjoy our Food & Wine Weekend Sept 13-15 instead of Grandparents Weekend! If you’re looking for a weekend of Sonoma County food & wine, join us then! At Grandparents Weekend we’ll enjoy camp and each other but end in time to try a local restaurant for lunch on Sunday.