Summer Sessions

Tawonga’s 2021 Season and COVID-19

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our campers, staff, and entire Tawonga community, we have made some changes to our 2021 programs and Camp practices. You can read about these changes to our 2021 season here in our FAQs. Please read below to learn about our summer sessions.

A Note On Re-Opening

We are hopeful that the State of California will issue reopening guidelines for residential summer camps soon and that we will be able to run our full slate of summer programs. As of now we have not been given the green light. Full refunds can be provided if programs are cancelled. Learn more here.

Summer Sessions Overview

With nearly 100 years of experience bringing children into nature to discover the outdoors, their Jewish identity, a warm community and their best selves, no summer is complete without a summer session at Camp Tawonga! Our traditional summer camp sessions are available for campers ranging from entering 2nd through 10th grades and include a wide range of activities in a group-centered environment. Read below for details on each of our summer camp sessions.

Dates

August 8 – 11, 2021

Total Duration

4 days

Entering Grades

2nd – 7th

A Taste of Camp will be offered in 2021 if it is safe to do so. Registering for this program saves your spot in the program and you will not be charged a deposit until we determine if we’re able to run the program. We will decide in the Spring.

This is a great introduction to sleep-away camp! Most campers joining A Taste of Camp are new to Tawonga, and many are new to overnight camp. Our counselors are prepared to support campers through this transition.

Campers participate in traditional camp activities with their pod of campers and counselors. Activities include arts and crafts, cooking in the garden, swimming, campfires, boating, archery, s’mores and more. We set the schedule for each bunk to ensure that campers have an opportunity to rotate through our most popular program areas.

Two girls beading at arts and crafts

Boys playing frisbee

Dates

June 13 – July 8, 2021

Total Duration

3.5 weeks

Entering Grades

4th – 10th

Session A and B feature all of the classic camp activities, three Shabbats, two-night backpacking trips, optional day hikes, a day on the adventure challenge course, elective activities and more. Three and a half weeks at Camp is the perfect blend of fun, friendship and independence. This longer session maximizes safety by minimizing camper population turnover and offers campers a chance to build a deep connection to community, nature and Judaism within a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment.

These sessions are geared toward 4th-10th graders but we will consider grade exceptions for 3rd graders. To inquire about an exception please email registration@tawonga.org.

Two boys swimming in the pool

Two boys dancing at Taste of Camp

Dates

July 11 – August 5, 2021

Total Duration

3.5 weeks

Entering Grades

4th – 10th

Session A and B feature all of the classic camp activities, three Shabbats, two-night backpacking trips, optional day hikes, a day on the adventure challenge course, elective activities and more. Three and a half weeks at Camp is the perfect blend of fun, friendship and independence. This longer session maximizes safety by minimizing camper population turnover and offers campers a chance to build a deep connection to community, nature and Judaism within a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment.

These sessions are geared toward 4th-10th graders but we will consider grade exceptions for 3rd graders. To inquire about an exception please email registration@tawonga.org.

All-gender cabins are being offered during Session B for rising 5th through 10th graders. Click here to learn more.

Kids cooking outdoors

Girls by campfire

More about Summer Sessions

Learn about what a day at Camp is all about here, and see Tawonga in action in the video below!

Three young girls smiling

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