We all know that Camp is the best and happiest place on earth (sorry Disneyland). But why? What makes camp so special? In honor of summer starting so soon, we’d like to share our reasons with you! Check back here every day until summer starts for one more thing that makes camp AWESOME!
20. The friends you make
Camp friends are unlike any other friends in the world. Camp friends are our community, they are our family, they are our roommates and, if we’re lucky, even our co-counselors one day. The bond we create with our friends at camp is life-long and life-strong.
19. Sacred Community
18. Adventure Mountain
Up on our infamous Adventure Mountain we offer many ways for our campers to face their fears, try something new or to do something a little crazy! We have a three sided climbing wall, a 50 foot alpine tower, a zip-line and a high ropes course! Each offers different level challenge to meet and challenge every skill level.
17. Learning to Love the Outdoors
At Camp Newman, we emulate many of the lessons bestowed by nature – to listen, feel and appreciate life – through nature, our friends, our community and our selves. Surrounded by thousands of trees, blue sky and 500 acres of wilderness, the Newman setting is ideal.
16. The Memories
Camp experiences are one of a kind and create truly unique and special memories for every camper. These memories are what keep camp alive all year long for so many of our staff members and campers. Many in our camp community go on to cherish these memories for the rest of their lives.
14. The Pool
Our pool is not only olympic sized, but it also has more pool toys than a kid could ever want, it’s stocked fully with sunscreen and fun music! On top of all that, we have a 30 foot water slide! Every session gets to spend time at our awesome pool every day.
13. The food
Every day our kitchen turns out 2100 meals for our 700 campers and staff. We offer meals that are not only delicious but healthy! On top of our amazing menu, we offer a salad bar at every meal with over fifteen different healthy toppings and options.
12. Yom Sport!
11. The Staff
10. Hike to the Star
9. OKY (Operation Kibbutz Yarok)
8. The Overnight
With a hike through our enchanted forest, t’fillah at sunset and sleeping under the stars the overnight is not only beautiful but one of the best times for campers and sessions to bond with one another.
7. B’tzelem Elohim
B’tzelem Elohim means ‘Made in the Image of God’. Camp is one of the few places that allow us to truly be ourselves and appreciate everyone around us for exactly who they are! Individuality is treasured and celebrated at camp!
6. Our Mishlachat!
5. Session Songs!
4. Ultimate Frisbee
3. Cabin Time
2. Everyone is Jewish!
1. Our Campers!
What do YOU think makes camp so awesome? Leave us a comment!