Readers’ Choice 2019: Camp

Camp Kefli

(925) 284-9191  •

Dynamic day camp for grades K-8 goes for two fun-filled weeks each July and August (two sessions, each lasting one week). Combines Jewish learning with creative camp activities: music, outings, art and Shabbat celebrations.  Unexpected adventures delight and surprise campers each summer.

Camp Kee Tov

(510) 848-2372  •

Ruach, “spirit,” runs through the veins of every camp activity at Kee Tov.  With a focus on fun and learning in a community-building environment, the camp promotes the values of mutual respect, tzedakah (social justice), and love of nature. It also focuses efforts on ensuring ongoing communication with campers’ families. Programs run grades K-9.

Camp Tawonga

(415) 543-226  •

With a beautiful location just outside Yosemite National Park, Camp Tawonga has been welcoming children, families and young adults for over 90 years. Among its classic offerings: 1-3 weeks of overnight summer camp; adventure trips on the road; and weekend retreats. Its philosophy: infuse the camp experience of fun, friendship and nature with a deep sense of Jewish spirituality.

URJ Camp Newman

(415) 392-7080 •

Located on the beautiful campus of California State University Maritime Academy, Camp Newman is nestled along the shores of the sparkling Carquinez Straits of the San Francisco Bay. With outstanding facilities, immaculate grounds and fantastic dining, it’s a great place for your kids to enjoy all that camp offers: hiking, swimming, arts, team building activities, gardening, and travel programs, to name just some of the activities. Since surviving the Tubbs Fire in 2017, the camp has continued to thrive in its new location. The camp is part of a nationwide network affiliated with the Reform movement.

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