Camp Beth Am
Camp Beth Am
Michael Mason, Director
Camp Beth Am is a year-round program that blends of the best aspects of Jewish summer camp and congregational education. It is a full-fledged Judaica program (like Sunday Program and Tuesday Night Program) that has emerged from the work of our Re-Imagine Task Force.
CAMP BETH AM PROGRAMMING
Summer Day Camp 2017: An intensive day camp spanning ten days on our beautiful Beth Am campus, during which our campers engage in Jewish learning and other activities. Camp will be held June 19-23. A typical day will run from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Camp Beth Am Retreat: An amazing, brand new addition to Camp Beth Am, this program is a full camp weekend for our Camp Beth Am campers! The retreat will be held at Walden West in the Santa Cruz Mountains from August 25-27, 2017. We’re taking camp to the next level!
School-Year Camp Sessions: Monthly camp days that compress the summer camp day into a few hours. Sessions are usually on Sunday afternoons from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM starting with lunch. 2017 meeting dates will become available later this spring.
Camp Newman Retreats: Campers join with their peers from all over the Bay Area for one of these fun-filled weekend at Camp Newman in Santa Rosa. These retreats are considered part of the Camp Beth Am program and are subsidized by Beth Am.
Madrichim-in-Training Program for 8th Graders: 8th Grade MITs attend all camp sessions and learn to be leaders through their work as classroom and activity aids. The MIT program also includes a few sessions outside of Camp Beth Am.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What is the relationship between Camp Beth Am and Sunday Program/Tuesday Night Program?
A. Camp Beth Am is a full-fledged Judaica program for 5th through 8th graders. Campers do not have to register for Sunday Program, TNP or Avodah! in addition to Camp; however, 5th and 6th graders still need register for Hebrew program.
Q. Can my child participate in both Sunday Program/Tuesday Night Program AND Camp Beth Am?
A. Yes, if you and your child should so choose, that’s great!
Q. We already have plans during the week of June 19-23, 2017. Will there be another time offered?
A. Not in 2017. As we build the Camp program over the next few years, we expect demand to increase and will add other sessions as needed in the future.
Q. Will it be fun? (Real question posed by a 5th Grader.)