Adults spend the morning hiking, creating arts and crafts, and partaking in workshops (see examples below). Meanwhile, our skilled counselors plan age-appropriate activities for kids, ranging from boating on the lake for young children to facilitated dialogue about growing up with gay parents for teens. Families spend the afternoon together, participating in camp activities and exploring Camp Tawonga, including the beautiful Tuolumne River. And of course, no Keshet Weekend is complete without a Shabbat service, talent show, and crazy dance party! Also, see the schedule below for a special program just for Keshet teens.
A DAY AT A TAWONGA WEEKEND PROGRAM
||Peet's Coffee is ready! Adults have the option to wake up early for yoga or a morning walk while Tawonga staff take care of the kids.
||Buffet Breakfast - arrive at the time that's best for you. Eggs and English muffins or bagels and cream cheese as well as hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, and other delicious favorites are on the menu.
||Join everyone for a participatory, joyful Torah service at our beautiful outdoor amphitheater, Makom Shalom. Whether you regularly attend Torah services or never attend them, our service is geared to all and enjoyed by everyone!
||Each morning, kids hang out with Tawonga staff and with other kids their age in day groups - playing games, swimming, doing art projects, and enjoying tons of other fun activities. Even newborns are taken care of here, giving new parents time to relax and enjoy camp.
Keshet Teen Leadership: for teens who love Keshet, but want to take their participation to the next level, serving as role models for younger Keshet campers and earning much needed high school community service hours. For more information about how to participate, contact Jamie Simon at 415.543.2267 x134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, adults choose from:
- Workshops with fabulous educators: Jewish learning, parenting, cooking, and more
- Spending time at Arts & Crafts, the lake, or the pool
- Climbing high into the trees on the Tawonga challenge course high elements or participating in a group-building challenge through low elements
- Hiking through the beautiful forest to breathtaking locations on the Tuolumne River
- Just lying in the shade to catch up on some reading
||Barbeque lunch (hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, and veggie options, as well as delicious salads and other sides) followed by rest hour - after a busy morning, everyone gets some down time.
||Float time! Participate in an organized activity or "float" through camp at your own pace. Play softball, prepare an act for the talent show, visit Tawonga's organic garden, take a leisurely stroll, or relax at the pool. Also, for families needing an extra hand with the kids, Tawonga staff are available for childcare or "nap-sitting."
||Blessings and a delicious dinner - followed by songs and dancing!
||Talent Show and Havdallah
||Pre-bedtime snack for kids followed by bedtime. Parents put kids to bed; Tawonga staff watch over all children's cabins until 11 p.m.
||Teens hang out with Tawonga staff until 10 p.m. for nighttime games and other fun activities.
||The Tawonga kitchen staff prepares a fabulous spread for late-night adult snack. Sing or chat by the campfire, play board games, participate in a night hike or workshop, or shake it on the dance floor.
||Good night! We'll see you tomorrow morning . . .