Readers’ Choice 2021: Camp

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Camp Kee Tov


(510) 848-2372  •

It’s no wonder that Camp Kee Tov has abeen chosen as an award winner again this year.  With returning 2nd and 3rd generation campers, it continues its more than 50 years of a wonderful camp experience. With a combined 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 emphasizes \ ongoing communication with campers’ families. And as you can see on their website, it’s a hecka lotta fun too! Programs run grades K-9.

Camp Tawonga

(415) 543-2267  •

The 2022 season heralds a return to Camp Tawonga’s traditional four camp session structure, teen programs, and Adventure Quests.  Located a short distance fromYosemite National Park, Camp Tawonga is approaching100 years of camping experience. Their belief is that immersing children in community building, Jewish values and nature helps them become their best. Among its classic offerings: 1-3 weeks of overnight summer camp; adventure trips on the road; and weekend retreats. Applications are being accepted now for 2022. Session 4 offers all-gender cabins for rising 9th and 10th graders.

URJ Camp Newman

(415) 392-7080  •

J.’s Readers’ Choice award again goes to URJ Camp Newman, with its outstanding facilities, immaculate grounds and fantastic dining. The camp has long been a great place for kids to enjoy all that camp offers: hiking, swimming, arts, team building activities, gardening, and travel programs, to name just some of the activities. The camp is part of a nationwide network affiliated with the Reform movement. Located on Porter Road in Santa Rosa with a full program planned for 2022 and registration open.

Oshman JCC Camp

(650) 223-8700  •

With two camps to choose from, the OFJCC has made the grade with J. readers — they have just the right thing for your kids ages K-10th grade.

J-Camp: Offering programming for incoming kindergarten through 10th grade campers in a day camp. The camp prides itself on building a spirited community where campers are immersed in joyful camp activities and develop meaningful relationships with others while engaging in individual personal growth.

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp: Jewish sports camp located just south of San Francisco in the town of Atherton. This great experience welcomes campers entering grades 3–11 to compete in various sports with youth from around the United States, Canada and the world.

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