Weekend Programs

Our 2022 season offers a variety of weekend programs for families and individuals to unplug in Tawonga’s beautiful wilderness.

About Family Camp

Family Camp weekends are offered in May, August, September, October and December. Our eight weekends for families offer relaxation and rejuvenation for adults and fun for kids in the stunning beauty of the Sierra Mountains.

Family Camp provides a taste of all that Tawonga has to offer: campfires, song sessions, Shabbat, boating on the lake, arts and crafts, the challenge course, hiking to and dipping in the river, yoga, stargazing, delicious food and free-flowing Peet’s Coffee.

Families have ample opportunities to enjoy Camp together, as well as fun morning care for children two and up while adults enjoy other program offerings. Children two and up are cared for by supportive counselors who provide fun programming including boating, baking, sports, archery, arts and crafts, gaga and more!

As a community, we celebrate Shabbat with singing, dancing and a delicious Friday night dinner followed by participatory, kid-friendly services in our beautiful outdoor sanctuary on Saturday morning. Tawonga’s weekend programs are the ultimate family getaway, to unplug and immerse in nature and community, relax, unwind and have some serious fun!

COVID-19, Health & Safety

In 2022 we will run our family camp programs with safety precautions for COVID-19. Click here for our Famliy Camp FAQs page with the most up to date information.

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

Specialized Weekends

Family Camp 2: Keshet LGBTQ Family Weekend
August 18 – 21, 2022

For over 20 years, Tawonga’s Keshet LGBTQ Weekend has offered our classic Family Camp experience for LGBTQ families and allies. In 2021, we will be modifying this weekend in accordance with our COVID-19 policies and practices, above. Learn more about Keshet here.

Family Camp 3: Jewish Families of Color Weekend  Now In Its Second Year!
August 25 – 28, 2022

Together with community partner Project Shamash, we are again thrilled to offer an affinity space just for families with at least one person of color in their household. This weekend will celebrate multiracial Jewish community and cultural richness by centering JOC+ and offering dynamic workshops, discussions and other programming led by JOC+ guest educators on topics of interest and relevance to you. Plus, all the classic Tawonga Family Camp offerings, like campfires with s’mores, a community shabbat celebration, talent show and more. Learn more about the weekend here. Questions? Email ashley@tawonga.org.

Women’s Weekend  Now In Its Second Year!
September 29 – October 2, 2022

At Women’s Weekend, get ready to unplug and immerse yourself in a community of supportive, amazing women – spanning the generations – for a deeply inspiring, joyful experience in Tawonga’s beautiful wilderness. Through morning yoga, hikes in Yosemite, expert-led workshops, a soulful Shabbat celebration and more, this women’s weekend will help you reflect and recharge. For anyone 21 and older and woman-identifying. This will be a kid-free weekend with exceptions made for breastfeeding infants. Learn more here.

JFAM Weekends
Family Camps 5, 7 and 8

We are thrilled to be supported by the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Maimonides Foundation to offer three JFAM Family Camps in 2022! JFAM Family Camps focus on programming for families who are newer to Tawonga and have at least one child who is eight and under. At Family Camp 7 we will celebrate Sukkot and at Family Camp 8 we will celebrate Chanukah! Learn more here. New families in attendance will receive a $50/person discount! Questions? Email ashley@tawonga.org.

Divorce & Discovery: A Jewish Healing Retreat – New Program!
October 27 – 30, 2022

Tawonga and Rabbi Deborah Newbrun are coming together to host a unique, adults-only Camp retreat for individuals affected by divorce. This 4-day fall program will focus on Jewish ritual, wisdom and community as a means of healing, in addition to all the traditional Camp experiences that Tawonga has to offer. Learn more about Divorce & Discovery here. Questions? Email deborah@tawonga.org.

And check out our Family Camp Packing List before you go!

Work A Weekend Program

Do you have experience with kids? Are you available and interested in working weekend programs, like Families at Camp, for Tawonga? Please click here to be notified of upcoming opportunities.

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