Travel and Programs for Young People

 These programs and TBH may have some financial aid available for these programs.

Please check with programs directly as many have cancelled in-person activities for Summer 2020.

JCC East Bay Summer Camps
Session One: June 14-July 2, 2021 | Session Two: July 12-30, 2021
Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm @ our Berkeley Branch.
Registration is open and spaces are limited! Learn More

URJ Camp Newman and Six Points Camps   are planning for the summer.

Information about Camp Newman

Information about Six Points Camps 

Health and Safety

West Contra Costa Public Education Fund

Scholarship Application for the 2021-2022 academic year is open The deadline is March 10, 2021 and we encourage students to apply early. Learn More

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism: Applications for the 2021-2022 class of Eisendrath Legislative Assistants are open through February 28, 2021

The Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Program is a year-long fellowship for recent college graduates or individuals with equivalent academic and professional experience, who are interested in Judaism, social justice, and policy. The program is designed as a training opportunity for new professionals interested in learning about and contributing to the work of Jewish social justice. LAs are at the heart of every aspect of the Reform Movement’s social justice work.  We are particularly interested in investing in and engaging with applicants who come from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds.  Learn More

Bay Area Jewish Camp Collective The Camp Collective is a six-camp consortium that educates Bay Area families about the range of amazing Jewish overnight camps serving our area, each offering a unique, immersive summer experience. There are numerous grants and scholarships available to help make camp more accessible.

URJ Camp Newman and Six Points Camps   are planning for the summer.

Information about Camp Newman

Information about Six Points Camps 

Health and Safety

URJ Summer Teen Trips Hike, climb, discover, and explore with new friends from across the continent. Return home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories and stories you’ll never forget. Choose from 6 different trips, including a visit to Eastern Europe, a Hebrew immersion, a trip through the lens of social justice, a trip through the lens of science and technology, and a sports Israel trip.

Camp Tawonga For over 90 years, Camp Tawonga has served as a leader in Jewish camping, fostering in children and families a deep connection to nature, community and Judaism within a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment. Tawonga runs programming for children, families and young adults at our premier residential Camp located outside Yosemite National Park as well as in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Tawonga, children and teens build self esteem, make lifelong friends and discover their truest selves, supported by a dedicated and loving staff.

Birthright Israel A Free Israel Adventure For Young Jewish Adults, Ages 18–32.

Experience Israel on an action-packed journey exploring ancient sites, local hot spots, and natural wonders. Travel with Israeli peers who will introduce you to the vibrant culture, and mouth-watering cuisine that makes Israel a top vacation destination.

Note that the age range has been expanded from 26 to 32.  Registration for summer trips began in February. If registration is not open, you can sign up to receive priority status when registering later on.

Registration is open for a free, educational ten-day trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 32. A wide variety of trips are available with different emphases, sponsors and tour companies. Participants can be from local communities or one of many colleges and universities. There is still some availability for trips from December 2019 – March 2020. Trips are also available from May – August 2020.

The San Francisco Jewish Community Federation is a partner for SF Bay Area Community trips for ages 22-26 in December-March with limited availability, and May-August.

Tivnu is a Jewish Gap Year in the Pacific Northwest focused on exploring the connections between Jewish Life and Social Justice.  Application deadline is extended to June 1.