2022/2023
Dates & Rates

Registration for our 2023 season is coming in November! We’re thrilled you are considering a Tawonga program.

Registering for Tawonga’s 2023 Season

November 8: Priority Registration
✔️ Who’s Eligible? Anyone who attended 2022 Summer Camp, Teen Programs, Quest, or B’nai Mitzvah Program participants (plus siblings), or Jewish Families of Color Weekend registered families
✔️ Priority registration opens at 9am Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 and you can get started here.

November 15: Early Registration
✔️ Who’s Eligible? Anyone who was enrolled in a 2022 Family Camp, Weekend Program participant, 2022 Waitlisted & Canceled families (please note that registrations for all 2023 Weekend Programs will be processed following November 15 (for both Priority and Early Registration families)
✔️  Early registration opens at 9am Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 and you can get started here.

November 29: Open Registration
✔️ Who’s Eligible? Anyone! Open to the entire community
✔️ Open registration opens at 9am Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 and you can get started here.

What to Expect with Our New Randomized Registration Process

In an effort to provide transparency and equity in our registration process, and to remove the stressful “race to click,” Tawonga is implementing a 24-hour stress-free registration window with a randomized registration mechanism. Registrations will be accepted without being processed during the first 24 hours of each registration tier; regardless of the time it is received, it will be considered as a 1st day of registration application.

On the first day of each registration tier, registrations will be accepted without being processed during the first 24 hours of that tier; whether completed at 9am or 9pm, they will be considered as a 1st day of registration application.

Registrations received within the first 24 hours (9am Tuesday to 9am Wednesday) will be processed in randomized order with the goal of giving campers one of their top choices while creating a more equitable process. Siblings will be kept in programs together (where noted as first choice) as much as possible. If the number of registrations received in the first 24 hours for any given program exceeds the program capacity, some campers will be placed on a waitlist using our randomized process . Following the first day of registration 24 hour window within each tier, registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Confirmation emails will be sent 48 hours after the start of each registration tier. Campers who are hoping to return to Camp with friends from the previous summer who did not all receive spots in the same program can opt to change programs in order to be together, as long as space is available.

2023 Summer Camp and Teen Programs

Program Grade in Fall 2023 Dates Length
A Taste of Camp 2nd – 6th June 11 – 16 1 week
Session 2 5th – 10th* June 18 – July 7 3 weeks
Session 3 5th – 10th* July 9 – 28 3 weeks
Session 3a 3rd – 4th July 9 – 21 2 weeks
Session 4 3rd – 8th July 30 – August 11 2 weeks

*All-Gender Cabins
All-Gender cabins will be offered during Session 2 (grades 7th-10th) & Session 3 (grades 9th-10th) for our 2023 season. Click here to learn more.

We may make exceptions for campers outside of the listed grades. Please reach out to our registrar with questions: 415.543.2267 or registration@tawonga.org.

2023 Teen Leadership Programs

Program Grade in Fall 2022 Dates Length
Specialist and Counselor In-Training (SCIT)* 12th June 11 – July 7 4 weeks
Teen Leadership Institute (TLI)* 11th July 9 – 28 3 weeks

* Application required for participation. Click on programs above to learn about requirements.

 

2023 Adventure Quests

Program Grade in Fall 2023 Dates Length
Sierra Slam Quest 7th – 8th June 18 – 30 2 weeks
Northwest Canada Quest 9th – 10th June 18 – July 7 3 weeks
A Taste of Quest 6th – 7th June 25 – 30 1 week
Women of the Wild Quest 7th – 8th July 9 – 21 2 weeks
Quest H2O 9th – 10th July 9 – 28 3 weeks
Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest 7th – 8th July 28 – August 9 2 weeks
Rock and River Quest 9th – 10th July 28 – August 9 2 weeks

We may make exceptions for campers outside of the listed grades. Please reach out to our registrar with questions: 415.543.2267 or registration@tawonga.org.

2022 Summer Camp and Teen Programs

Program Grade in Fall 2022 Dates Length Fee
A Taste of Camp 2nd – 6th June 13 – June 17 5 days $1,450
Session 2 3rd – 8th June 19 – July 1 2 weeks $4,295
Session 3 5th – 10th July 3 – July 22 3 weeks $5,495
Session 4 4th – 10th July 24 – August 9 2.5 weeks $4,850

We may make exceptions for campers outside of the listed grades. Please reach out to our registrar with questions: 415.543.2267 or registration@tawonga.org.

All-Gender Cabins

All-Gender cabins will be offered during Session 4 of our 2022 season. Click here to learn more.

 

2022 Teen Programs at Camp Tawonga

Program Grade in Fall 2022 Dates Length Fee
Specialist and Counselor In-Training (SCIT)* 12th June 13 – July 1 3 weeks $5,495
Teen Leadership Institute (TLI)* 11th July 3 – July 22 3 weeks $5,495

* Application and interview required for participation. Click on programs above to learn about requirements.

 

2022 Quests: Adventure Travel on the Road

Program Grade in Fall 2022 Dates Length Fee
Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest 7th – 8th June 19 – July 1 2 weeks $4,295
Magical Mystery Tour 9th – 10th June 19 – July 1 2 weeks $4,295
Northwest Quest 9th – 10th July 3 – July 22 3 weeks $5,495
A Taste of Quest 6th – 7th July 17 – July 22 6 days $1,595
Sierra Slam Quest 7th – 8th July 24 – August 5 2 weeks $4,295
Rock and River Quest 9th – 10th July 24 – August 5 2 weeks $4,295

We may make exceptions for campers outside of the listed grades. Please reach out to our registrar with questions: 415.543.2267 or registration@tawonga.org.

2022 Weekend Programs

Program Dates Fees
Family Camp 1: Memorial Day Weekend
Friday – Monday
May 27 – 30 Participant age 2+: $610
Baby (under 2): $385
Family Camp 2: Keshet LGBTQ Weekend
Thursday – Sunday
Aug 18 – 21 Participant age 2+: $540
Baby (under 2): $335
Family Camp 3: Jewish Families of Color Weekend
Thursday – Sunday
Aug 25 – 28 Participant age 2+: $540
Baby (under 2): $335
Family Camp 4: Labor Day Weekend
Thursday – Sunday
Sept 1 – 4 Participant age 2+: $610
Baby (under 2): $385
Family Camp 5: JFAM* Weekend (w/ kids 8 and under)
Thursday – Sunday
Sept 8 – 11 Participant age 2+: $540
Baby (under 2): $335
Family Camp 6
Thursday – Sunday
Sept 15 – 18 Participant age 2+: $540
Baby (under 2): $335
Women’s Weekend
Thursday or Friday – Sunday
Sept 29 – Oct 2
Sept 30 – Oct 2
Adult: $700
Adult: $500
Family Camp 7: JFAM* Sukkot Weekend (w/ kids 8 and under)
Friday – Sunday
Oct 14 – 16 Participant age 2+: $465
Baby (under 2): $235
Divorce & Discovery: A Jewish Healing Retreat
Thursday – Sunday
Oct 27 – 30 $650
Family Camp 8: JFAM* Chanukah Weekend (w/ kids 8 and under)
Tuesday – Friday
Dec 20 – 23 Participant age 2+: $610
Baby (under 2): $385

*JFAM weekends are generously funded by a grant from the FJC and Maimonides Foundation and are primarily for families with children eight and under. Learn more here.

 

Bar, Bat & B’nai Mitzvah Program

Program Grade in Fall 2022 Dates Fee
2021 – 2023 Cohort, Year 2 7th Sept 2022 – May 2023 $3,625
2022 – 2024 Cohort, Year 1 6th Sept 2022 – May 2023 $3,825
2022 – 2024 Cohort, Year 2 7th (Fall 2023) Sept 2023 – May 2024 *Expect a modest tuition increase from Year 1 to Year 2 similar to other Tawonga programs.

Important Registration Process Note

When going through the registration process, if you are registering for Women’s Weekend or Divorce & Discovery: A Jewish Healing Retreat, be sure to select “Adult/Family Application.” For all other programs, select “Registration Form.” (See below.)

Financial Assistance Opportunities

First-Time Camper Grants

If this is your child’s first time going to Jewish sleep away camp for more than 11 days, you may be eligible to receive a $700 or $1,000 grant. These grants are available through One Happy Camper and PJ Goes to Camp. You will find more information on eligibility and how to apply on their websites.

Financial Assistance: Making Camp Affordable

We are committed to ensuring Tawonga is an option for all families regardless of financial constraints. Learn about how to make Camp affordable for your family.

A Note on Waitlists

Tawonga does not advertise our program capacities and waitlists because they are fluid and constantly changing. If you register for a program and get on the waitlist, there is often movement on the list and a chance that you will get into the program. If you are added to the waitlist for a particular program, you are welcome to call to find out your placement. If a space does become available, we will contact you and will give you 24 hours to decide whether you’d still like the space. People are let off waitlists on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Whether or not a family applied for financial assistance does not impact a family’s ability to get off a waitlist. Being on a waitlist also makes you eligible for an earlier registration date in the future. If you have questions about enrollment in a particular program, please call our office to discuss.

COVID-19 and Tawonga’s 2022 Season

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our campers, staff and entire Tawonga community, we have made some changes to our 2022 programs and Camp practices. New for 2022, all campers who will be eligible for the vaccine by the time their summer program begins are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as are all Tawonga staff. You can read more about our health and safety protocols for the 2022 season here in our FAQs

Cancellation Deadlines

Click here to see our 2022 cancellation policies for Summer Camp, Quest, Weekend Programs and B’nai Mitzvah Program.

Questions? We’re Here to Help!

If you have any questions, please call our office at 415.543.2267, email info@tawonga.org or ask a question online. 

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