Travel and Summer Programs

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

JCC East Bay Summer Camps At camp, children can express themselves in a supportive environment that balances flexibility with structure. We get messy, silly, and serious about having fun. We sing, dance, and explore our environment. And we always focus on building friendships and expanding interests. Camp celebrates community-based Jewish values, and welcomes campers of all backgrounds. Extended care is available.

JCC Camp Berkeley (K-3) provides kids with the opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun in a nurturing camp environment that offers them a chance to focus on their favorite activities all day. Children of all ages can try out a new interest or dig deeper into the activities they already love. Led by experts in their fields, each camp offers a small-group setting and individual attention.

JCC Summer Camp in Oakland is a Jewish day camp that emphasizes self-discovery and experiential learning. We provide kids with the opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun in a nurturing camp environment. Transportation from Berkeley to Oakland is available.

New This Year: Performing Arts Camps! Check out Broadway Show Stoppers and Musical Theatre for even more education and fun this summer.

For families with kids in grades K-8 needing to start camp sooner, we offer a one-week pre-camp session for kids that are out of school and ready to start having fun ASAP.

JCC Berkeley Studio Camp provides kids with the opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun in a nurturing camp environment that offers them a chance to focus on their favorite activities all day. Children of all ages can try out a new interest or dig deeper into the activities they already love. Led by experts in their fields, each camp offers a small-group setting and individual attention. This year, we’re giving you even more opportunity to customize your camper’s experience. Choose from adventures in dance, percussion, outdoor exploration, cooking, engineering, Spanish, fashion, and more as you design a summer that your camper will never forget!  

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.

Camp Newman  Inspiring a love of Judaism … through the adventure, friendships, and joy of summer camp! At URJ Camp Newman, we’re building a foundation for a vibrant Jewish life. Guided by experienced staff and Jewish professionals, we offer 25 traditional and specialty overnight summer sessions from 9 days to 8 weeks at the beautiful bay-side campus of Cal Maritime (in Vallejo). Our camp empowers children and teens to better themselves, their communities and the world.

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.

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.

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.