2023 Registration Opens January!
During summer camp we play, plant, sing, work, and get to know life on an urban farm. We get our hands dirty in the field, and we enjoy the fruits of our labors — fresh, delicious, organic produce! TThrough farm chores and responsibilities, self-directed play in our engaging spaces, and project-based nature and farm activities we learn about the natural world and explore community, teamwork, and the interconnectedness of all things.
There’s a place for all ages at camp!
Sprouts Camp is for 3 – 5 year olds
Roots Camp is for rising 1 – 6 graders
The CIT Program is open to select rising 7 – 9 graders
The Camp Intern Program is for high school students
And… we are always looking for Camp Staff, we hire counselors ages 17+
What Happens At Summer Camp?
Daily activities at Summer Camp include gardening, feeding chickens and collecting eggs, music and stories, farm-to-fork food preparation with our bicycle powered blender and solar oven, arts and crafts, nature connection activities, and more. We do everything through the lens of Jewish tradition and storytelling, whether it be through our shomrei adamah farm activities, or eco-mitzvot songs. Each day, campers enjoy time with their own age-specific groups, choose their own afternoon free-choice specialty with campers of all ages, and experience all-camp games. We open and close every day as a whole camp community with circle time, songs, storytelling, and acts of love and kindness.
* Sprouts Camp includes 40 minutes of relaxation — a time for campers to lay down and nap, listen to stories and songs, and practice mindfulness.
The Urban Adamah summer Camp runs Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
Sprouts Camp weeks are open to children entering preschool and Kindergarten. Children should be at least 3 years old and potty trained.
Little Seedlings 1
Duration: Coming Soon!
Little Seedings 2
Duration: Coming Soon!
Roots camp weeks are open to children entering 1 – 6 grades.
CIT LEADERSHIP Program
CIT Leadership Program weeks are open to incoming 7 – 9 graders!
2023 Dates Coming Soon
Urban Adamah offers an After-Camp Program extended day option (3:00 – 5:30 PM), Monday – Thursday (no after camp on Fridays) for Sprouts and Roots Campers. Staffed by our Urban Adamah Camp counselors, After-Camp offers a relaxed farm experience at the end of the camp day. Each day, campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games, creative farm projects, and quiet-time activities.
Questions? View Youth Camp FAQs.
2023 CAMP Rates & Registration
* There is an additional 3.5% credit card fee
To be added to our waitlist for a closed camp session, please follow the registration prompts and add yourself to the waitlist for your desired session.
Urban Adamah is committed to ensuring your camper the magic of camp. Urban Adamah has a pool of scholarship money generously provided by the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. All financial aid applications are due by (Coming Soon) and are anonymously distributed on a needs-basis.
* If you wish to apply for Financial Aid, follow the prompts in the registration process and ensure to click the box that says I want to apply for Financial Aid.
All cancellations must be made through the registration portal. Cancellation fees apply to all sessions, including sessions with a waitlist.
- Tier 1 Cancelation Date
- Tier 2 Cancelation Date
- Cancellations 4 weeks Prior to Start of Camp
- Cancellations Beginning 1 Week Prior to Start of Camp
Special Cancellation Circumstances
- If, for medical reasons, including a positive COVID-19 test, you must cancel your registration or your child is sent home from, we will not be able to provide a refund.
- In the event that your child cannot be allowed to participate in the full camp session due to behavioral issues, we will not be able to provide a refund.
- If you have received financial aid and cancel at least two weeks prior to the start of camp, we will offer a full refund minus a $150 administrative fee.
- If camp is canceled due to a decision made by Urban Adamah, independent of cancellations directed / required by public health agencies or an environmental emergency, we will give full refunds (or prorated refunds if camp has already begun) minus a $150 deposit and credit card processing fees.
- If we cannot run camp as a result of a public health or environmental emergency, we cannot guarantee any refunds.
* There is a 3% non-refundable credit card processing fee.
WE ARE COVID-19 READY
All eligible campers age 5+ must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. All campers age 12+ must have received a booster in addition to initial vaccination. Proof of vaccination will be required on the first day of camp. All camp staff are required to be fully vaccinated with a booster shot.
All campers and staff are required to wear masks, and will hand-sanitize and wash hands frequently! We ask kiddos to bring all their own snacks and lunch for health and safety reasons. Our cleaning practices will include regular bathroom cleanings, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen!
Camp activities will remain outdoors or in an open outdoor tent. On the occasion of extreme weather, camp groups may spend short periods of time indoors with open windows.
We will take all staff and campers’ temperatures upon arrival to the farm. Staff and campers will be required to wear a mask at all times during the day, except for when eating or drinking or as contraindicated per CDC recommendations.
If displaying any symptoms of illness including a fever, cough, runny nose, or others, campers may not attend camp for a minimum of 72 hours. If symptoms resolve within 72 hours, the staff member or participant will be admitted back to camp upon a successful health check and negative COVID-19 test. If a child or staff member develops symptoms while at camp, they will be sent home.
Please send your camper in a comfortable, breathable mask each day with an extra mask in their backpack.
Positive COVID-19 Result:
Camp Urban Adamah’s COVID-19 Policies are quickly adapting as the pandemic shifts and we learn more about the virus. Updated protocol regarding COVID-19 exposure and positive cases will be released shortly. Please see below for 2021 Camp Urban Adamah protocol:
If any staff member, child, or anyone within their social bubble, tests positive for COVID-19 or comes in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, they will not be able to return to camp for 2 weeks, and until providing a negative COVID-19 test result for them and infected person, per the CDC guidelines.
Additionally, the program pod this person was in will move from in-person to remote programming for 2 weeks, and until every returning member provides a negative COVID-19 test result. The exception to this rule is if a positive COVID-19 result was obtained prior to contact with anyone else in the pod.
We will be closely monitoring air quality each day camp is in session. We ask that you provide your child with an N-95, or other smoke filtering mask for each day of camp, in the event that smoke begins to impact air quality during camp time. In the event of poor air quality, we will restrict activities in the following ways:
- Air Quality Is Moderate (AQI 51 – 100)
No restrictions on activities. Counselors monitor kids with asthma or other respiratory problems, as gathered from Camper Forms.
- Air Quality Is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (AQI 101 – 150+)
Given that our programming will take place exclusively outdoors due to COVID-19 precautions, we have no option to bring the campers indoors should the AQI reach this level. We will contact parents and ask for pickup within 2 hours. During these days of poor air quality, please have your phones on and stay close by to the farm, so that you are able to pick up your child if need be.
In the case of anticipated thunderstorms, camp will be canceled for the day, due to the inability to safely gather indoors during lightning storms.
We apologize for any inconvenience this policy may cause. The safety of your children is our highest priority.
Summer Camp Staff
Camp Urban Adamah is led by an extraordinary group of outdoor educators. These experienced and talented individuals create loving, inspiring, memorable, and transformative experiences for our campers.