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Sending Your Child to Camp Is a Big Step

We view our relationship with you as a partnership and want to help support you as you prepare to send your child to camp. Below are Tawonga resources to help you prepare, as well as more information about our camper information forms.

Parent Resources

2017 Programs Overview

Camp Packing Lists:

Additional Resources:

Camper Forms

Camper Information Forms are vital for our staff to best serve your child. They provide our team with valuable information about their health history, likes and dislikes, and logistical information such as transportation. They give your child permission to participate in our programs, and ensure that we are prepared for your child before they come to camp.

Commonly Asked Questions about Camper Forms

How are SCITs chosen?

The SCIT program is selective. We are looking for teens eager to learn about working with children and ready to put that knowledge into action at camp. We take teens who are ready to transition out of their camper years and take on more responsibility and leadership at camp. The merit-based selection process consists of a written application, an in-person (preferred) or phone interview, and a reference. Experience working with younger kids (babysitting, coaching, tutoring, etc.) and leadership positions should be highlighted on applications.

Newsletters: Messages to our Community

2016 Impact Report

April 5, 2017

Together, we are making it possible for more children, young adults and families than ever before to reconnect with their Jewish heritage and community year-round. Read about our year in review …[more]

Save the Date: Tawonga Alumni Weekend

March 2017

For the first time in over a decade, you and your fellow alumni are invited up to Camp for a glorious, adults-only Tawonga Alumni Weekend from October 13-15, 2017 – Save the Date! …[more]

A Vision for Tawonga’s Future, by Executive Director Jamie Simon

January 31, 2017

For the past 15 years, I’ve seen young people at Tawonga discover their voices, develop a strong sense of self and connect deeply to our Jewish community and natural world. …[more]

Summer 2016 Highlights

August 19, 2016

Our last session of campers returned home from an exhilarating experience at Camp Tawonga, wrapping up a joyful 2016 summer. “Tawonga changed my life…[more]

Introducing Tawonga’s Young Alumni Board

April 20, 2016

Millennial Tawongans are paying forward the transformative experiences they had as kids at Camp through our brand new Young Alumni Board…[more]

Announcing Tawonga’s New Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program

March 14, 2016

Children who have connected to Judaism and the Jewish community as campers at Tawonga may now take that amazing leap…[more]

Interest-free Payment Plan (Opt-In)

Tawonga offers interest-free payment plans to make the cost of camp more manageable. When registering for Tawonga, choose “Payment Plan” to enroll in this option.

Sibling Discount (Automatically Applied)

If you register two or more children, you will receive a 10% discount on the 2nd and 3rd (or more) campers. The discount applies to the lowest costing programs and does not apply to weekend programs. You do not need to apply for this discount; it will automatically be applied to your account.

JCC Current Member Discount (Opt-In)

If you are a current member of a JCC and this is your family’s first time attending a Tawonga program, then you are eligible to receive a one-time $150 discount towards any Tawonga program. To receive this discount, email a copy of your current JCC member card to [email protected], and we will apply the discount to your account.

First Time Camper Grant (Need-Blind – Application Required)

First-time camper grants are available through One Happy Camper, PJ Goes to Camp and Sprout Grants —if your camper meets specific eligibility requirements.

Synagogue and Temple Grant (Application Required)

Some Synagogues and Temples offer scholarships for members attending Jewish overnight summer camp. We encourage you to inquire with your own synagogue or temple to see if they are able to provide assistance for your family.

New Family Camp Families with Children Six and Under Grant (Automatically Applied)

The Foundation for Jewish Camp has provided Tawonga with funds for Family Camp families with children six years and younger who have never attended Camp Tawonga. These families will automatically receive a $200 subsidy for participating in any one of our six Family Camp Weekends if they indicate they will apply for financial assistance. To apply, please fill out and submit Tawonga’s financial assistance application.

Single-Parent Family Camp Grant

(The Jewish Community Federation has provided Tawonga with funds for single-parent families; priority given for families living in the San Francisco Federation service area: San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.)

  • For Single-Parent Moms: (Automatically Applied Subsidy and Need-Based – Application Required for Financial Assistance)
  • Single-parent mom families will automatically receive a $300 subsidy for attending any one of our six Family Camp Weekends. In addition, single-parent mom families are eligible to apply for additional financial assistance for any of our six Family Camp Weekends. To apply, please fill out and submit Tawonga’s financial assistance application.
  • For North Peninsula Single Jewish Moms: (Need-Blind – Application Required for Financial Assistance)
  • The Nashim program at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Foster City invites all North Peninsula single Jewish mothers and their children to explore and deepen their engagement in Jewish life with grants of up to $1,800 which may be applied towards Camp Tawonga fees. To apply, please contact Jeni Markowitz Clancy at [email protected] or 650-378-2777.
  • For Single-Parent Dads: (Need-Based – Application Required for Financial Assistance)
  • Single-parent dad families are eligible to apply for this grant to be used toward one of Tawonga’s six Family Camp Weekends. To apply, please fill out and submit Tawonga’s financial assistance application.