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Community Partner Programs

Camp Tawonga is community-centric.

We are a part of a broad community of mission-driven organizations working to make the world a better place and to contribute to a more vibrant Jewish community. We are proud to partner with many like-minded agencies in the Bay Area and beyond. Below are programs Tawongans may find interesting from some of these organizations:

Below are programs offered by some of these organizations


Grief and Growing: A Healing Weekend for Bereaved Individuals and Families
August 26-28, 2016
This unique weekend began at Camp Tawonga as a partnership with the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center and is designed to help individuals and families attend to their losses and identify tools to help them in their mourning. Being away from home in the natural beauty of a retreat center offers a path through grief in a comforting setting. Many participants find that taking the dedicated time to focus on their grief buoys them as they return to their daily schedule.  This weekend in the only one of its kind in the Jewish community for individuals and families.
More info and register



Wilderness Torah’s Training Institute
July 20-24, 2016 | 
Located in Felton, CA, in the Santa Cruz Mountains
In 2016, the first Wilderness Torah Training Institute will train others in their community-building and K–12 models! For Jewish institutions, educators, lay leaders, and those interested in their own education. Take a journey of discovery in nature-connection, renewing earth-based Jewish traditions, and building holistic community through mentoring! Registration is now open.

B’hootz and B’naiture
Enrollment is open now for Wilderness Torah’s youth programs, B’hootz and B’naiture! These programs create Jewish, nature-based education and community for children in grades K–7. Children form long-term relationships with the natural world, their peers, and mentors, and can join at any point along the journey of discovery.

B’hootz is Jewish Sunday school in the woods, for children in grades K–5. B’naiture is a two-year, experiential program for girls and boys entering 6th grade that uses nature as a vehicle to explore the transition from childhood to adolescence.

Parents can learn more at the upcoming info session:
Info Session: Monday, July 27 from 6:30–8 pm at a private home in Berkeley. Kids & parents welcome. RSVP here

Or find out more at their web site.

Urban-AdamaUrban Adamah
The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living in intentional community.

Upcoming Fellowships:
Summer: June 9 – August 26, 2016
Fall: September 4 – November 22, 2016
More info here

Jewish Eco Seminars
Jewish Eco Seminars offer ecological focused tours for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and other family trips to Israel. Jewish Eco Seminars provides dynamic, experiential programs connecting Israel, the environment and Jewish values. Our programs can be tailored to meet the needs of a range of groups and ages, and are offered at a range of locations around Israel. Founded and directed by a Camp Tawonga alum, Jewish Eco Seminars offers programs ranging from two hours to a full two-week trip focused on Jewish ecology in Israel.
For more information, see, email [email protected], or call the US-line 973-433-3322.