Upcoming Events

Summer Information Session for Prospective Families

April 25, 2024 | 7pm | Online on Zoom – Register Here

This information session is for all prospective families who are interested in learning more about Tawonga summer programs. Meet Camp Director Aaron Mandel and get any questions answered in this online Zoom session.

Tawonga Family Passover Seder
April 28 | 3:30 – 5:30pm | Berkeley | Learn more & register

This outdoor Passover experience is not like a regular seder – we have taken some creative liberties to see just how interactive we can be. Who’s excited to make their own charoset, sing, dance and create a gigantic seder plate?! Intended for families with children four to eight years old. Sliding scale registration.

New Family Orientations
This is a great opportunity for enrolled families to meet one of our directors and get your questions answered. We highly encourage all new families to attend. Register with the links below for Zoom meeting info.

🗓 Taste of Camp & Session 2b: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 7pm | Online on Zoom – Register Here

🗓 Sessions 2, 2a, 3, 3a & 4: Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 7pm | Online on Zoom – Register Here

🗓 Quests (all): Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 7pm | Online on Zoom – Register Here

We look forward to welcoming your family to Camp Tawonga! Questions? Contact Ben Simrin, Registrar and Financial Assistance Manager at ben@tawonga.org.

More Ways to Engage

Check out recordings of past events below – or take a break from screen time with Tawonga radio.

Past Event Recordings

Judaism Unbound podcast with Meg Adler about Tawonga’s Bar, Bat & B’nai Mitzvah Program

Friday Night Song Sessions

Tawonga Radio

Tap into the Camp spirit and take a break from screens through Tawonga Radio! Stories below:

📻  From Monotone to the Moon: How One Song Leader Found His Voice: Elan Lavie was a camp song leader who didn’t quite know how to sing. Through sheer determination, he found a way and brought a bunk of 12-year-old boys closer in the process.

📻  Emmett Cooks: From Tawonga Kitchen Staff to Culinary Entrepreneur: When Tawonga’s 2020 summer season was cancelled, Tawonga Lead Cook, Emmett Verba, took a leap of faith. He started “Emmett Cooks,” delivering inventive meals all around the Bay Area. Hear how he got his business off the ground.

📻  Journeys to Tawonga: Ken Kramarz: Former Tawonga Executive Director Ken Kramarz shares how his entire life changed after the summer of 1981 when he worked as a Tawonga Unit Head. “It was a total antidote to everything I had experienced.”

📻  Journeys to Tawonga: Becca Meyer: What made Camp Director Becca Meyer shift from pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, and studying the brains of mice, to working at Tawonga? Listen to find out!

📻  Journeys to Tawonga: Rabbi Laura Rumpf: What do marshmallows have to do with Jewish teaching? At Tawonga, it turns out, a lot! Listen to this “Journey to Tawonga” with Rabbi Laura Rumpf to hear more.

📻  Journeys to Tawonga: Brenton “Big Fiji” Seeto: How does someone working at a resort halfway around the world in Fiji come to find a home on Tawonga’s summer staff? Listen to find out.

📻  Journeys to Tawonga: Liz Chenok: Liz Chenok survived the embarrassment of showing up at Camp to work her first summer with her entire family in a minivan; now she’s a member of Tawonga’s year-round staff!



Feel free to email info@tawonga.org or call 415.543.2267 with any questions.

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