What is Family Camp?

K-5th Grade Families:

You’re invited to our inaugural URJ CA Family Camp
in Summer 2020!

Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, Aug 2 at Cal Lutheran University

URJ CA Family Camp is a 3-night taste of summer camp for campers entering K-5th grade – and their parents and/or grandparents and siblings! You and your family will get an opportunity to experience, learn, and enjoy a taste of our two amazing camps – 6 Points Sci-Tech West and Camp Newman.

Entering K-5th grade campers will participate in Sci-Tech Workshops and Newman Activities. Other highlights include chuggim (electives), Family Time, Shabbat, and Song Sessions.

Our URJ CA Family Camp will be staffed by our highly trained science and technology specialists and camp staff so that grown-ups can have the freedom to opt-in and out of children’s programming as they choose. There will also be programming especially designed for grown-ups and all older and younger siblings who attend.

Programs & Activities

URJ CA Family Camp programs will include:

      • Sci-Tech and Camp Newman Chuggim (electives): including Science and Technology; Food Science; Sports Activities; Music; Art; Card Games.
      • Childcare for siblings younger than Kindergarten.
      • General Camp programming for siblings 6th grade and older.
      • Grown Ups Only Programming.
      • Whole Family Programming, including Daily Programs; Shabbat; Sunday Fun-Day Finale.

Dates & Rates

Thursday, July 30 @ 5:00pm – Sunday, August 2 @ 2:00pm

3 nights

$95 / child (Entering Kindergarten and older) per night

$125 / adult per night

Children under Kindergarten age are free

Ask us here about subsidies from our generous supporters

Frequently Asked Questions

URJ CA Family Camp is designed for campers K-5th grade, their siblings, parents and/or grandparents to experience, learn, and enjoy a taste of our two amazing camps – 6 Points Sci-Tech West and Camp Newman.
Families will sleep together in the dorms on campus. Each family will have a quad suite: two bedrooms connected by a private bathroom. Each bedroom can sleep 2-3 per room. Counselors will be spaced between the suites.
  • Twin XL linens and all bedding
  • Toiletries
  • Musical Instruments
  • Special sports equipment
  • Full packing list will be provided
  • Opt-in to any and all children’s programming
  • Opt-out to relax, do your own thing
  • Participate in family programming
  • Attend programming designed just for Grown-Ups
Costs cover room and board (3 meals a day + snacks), activities, supplies, professional expert staffing, and a whole lot of fun for our K-5th grade participants, their siblings, and grown-ups! There are no additional costs.
  • Science and Technology Workshops
  • Camp Activities
  • Family Time
  • Free Time
  • Chuggim (electives)
  • Jewish Learning
  • Song Session
  • Fun for Grown-ups
  • Shabbat
We love pets, but unfortunately, we can’t have them on campus.
Yes! There will be nighttime activities for the adults, while counselors will be on shmira (evening watch) around the dorms.
We can accommodate all food allergies. Our college dining hall has lots of options.
The values of Reform Judaism are a part of everything we do. Jewish values drive our work, from the way we respect each other’s ideas, to the way we choose projects that will benefit our communities. Jewish values are intertwined into our programming to chugim (electives), tefilot (prayers) and cabin time. We also create an environment where it’s cool to be Jewish. Jewish music, prayer and Israel are a part of our camp community. Shabbat at Camp is lively and fun, with services, prayer, song, dance and rituals.