Tawonga • Est. 1925
Jewish Experiences Up and Down the Mountain
Tawonga. Every season. Always home.
We believe that immersing children in community building, Jewish values and nature helps them become their best selves. They use the experience of Tawonga to make the world a better place.
What’s Happening at Tawonga
2024 Summer Staff Application is Live!
Looking for an amazing job next summer? Apply to work on Tawonga’s summer staff! Over the next few months we will be hiring hundreds of folks in positions ranging from working directly with kids, to behind-the-scenes jobs, to supervisor and specialist roles. Join a loving community that works and plays together amongst the tall, tall trees.
Registration is open for 2024!
Our 2024 program slate is here! Check out what’s in store next year, from summer camp and adventure quests to teen offerings and weekend programs for all ages. Registration opened to the public November 29. Get excited for next summer and learn more here.
Affirming Tawonga’s Mission in This Moment
Tawonga is a community and place where love, support, community and inclusion are the pre-eminent values. The Israel-Hamas war has sparked strong emotions. We are heartbroken over the ongoing loss of both Israeli and Palestinian lives and are praying for peace and for the swift return of the remaining hostages in Gaza. Recent tensions within our community are compelling us to clarify that as a Jewish camp, Tawonga has a long and cherished relationship to Israel – to Israelis, to its culture and its language, and to the rich diversity of Israel’s people – and this will continue.
Tawonga is a big tent, and our community has a wide range of perspectives in this moment. We want to be clear that any views expressed by individuals in our community are solely those of the individual and do not represent Camp Tawonga. We are not a political advocacy organization, and we will continue to focus on planning and running our transformative, mission-centered programs.
Upcoming Winter/Spring Events!
Tawonga has plenty of great opportunities to get involved this winter & spring. Come to Urban Adamah on Feb 24 for an affinity space Jewish Families of Color Tot Shabbat in partnership with Olamim and Jewtina. Join on March 10th for a Sunday Fun-Day created for kids in our community with disabilities and their families, in partnership with Camp Newman and Camp Ramah. Head to the South Bay for a Peninsula Purim Singalong on March 23. Register for adults-only Spring Service Weekend at Camp April 12-14 and help with land stewardship and trail maintenance projects.