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During Winter Camp we play, build, sing, work, and explore the ways in which farm life intersects with Jewish practice and social justice. Through farm responsibilities, self-directed play, and project-based nature activities, students will learn about the natural world and explore community, teamwork, and the interconnectedness of all things.
Who says farm camp is only for summer?
This winter, Camp Urban Adamah is offering three sessions: two three-day sessions and one four-day session designed for children ages 4 – 10 (PK4 – grade 4). Each session will be thematically based on relevant dates within both the Jewish and Gregorian calendars. With Jewish teachings and stories guiding the experience, Winter Camp introduces preschool and primary-aged children to Judaism’s deep connections to the natural world and their place in it.
We will honor seasonal transitions and Jewish time, learn about Hanukkah and the ushering in of winter, as well as land acknowledgement as part of Indigenous Peoples’ Month. We will learn about how we can take care of our earth during this seasonal time of rest, play with light and darkness, make and eat celebratory foods, and discover daily miracles on the farm!
What Happens At Winter Camp?
Campers enjoy their day in chavurot (small groups) of similarly-aged campers, led by two counselors. Each day includes time for Shomrei Adamah (“guardians of the earth”), story telling, and hands-on activities that are age-specific.
2023 – 2024 Winter Camp Dates
Winter Camp runs from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Please note that the content within each session varies depending on age group.
LAND & INDIGENEITY
November 20 – 22
Exploring the sacredness of earth, land in connection to Jewish practice and tradition, and land in connection to the holiday of Thanksgiving also known as the Day of Mourning.
$345: Early Bird
(Register by October 6)
December 26 – 28
Exploring how and why the holiday of Chanukkah—and other holidays that fall within this time—celebrate light, finding our own “light,” and acknowledging the importance of light on our farm.
$345: Early Bird
(Register by October 6)
BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS
January 2 – 5
Exploring the concept of life’s cycles, including plant cycles, and the Gregorian calendar’s tradition of creating resolutions for the year ahead and what we will “compost” from the previous year.
$445: Early Bird
(Register by October 6)
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 that our programs are accessible to everyone in our community.
If you wish to apply for financial aid, please follow the prompts in the registration process and ensure to click the box that says I want to apply for Financial Aid. All financial aid applications are due by October 13 and are anonymously distributed on a needs-basis.
If you wish to donate funds to the financial aid pool, you will have the opportunity to do so as a part of the registration process. Thank you for helping to make this program accessible to all!
All cancellations must be made through the registration portal. Cancellation fees apply to all sessions, including sessions with a waitlist.
- Cancellations on or before October 16 – Refund minus $150 administrative fee, and credit card processing fee.
- Cancellations on or before October 30 – Refund minus $300, and credit card processing fee.
- Cancellations on or before November 6 – No refund given, unless we are able to fill your spot with someone from the waitlist, in which case you will receive the refund policy of the previous tier.
- Cancellations beginning November 13 – No refunds given.
Special Cancellation Circumstances
If you must cancel your registration or your child is sent home from camp due to medical reasons including a positive COVID test, we will not offer any refunds.
On the rare occasion that your child is sent home from camp for non-medical reasons, we will not offer any refunds.
If you have received financial aid and cancel up to 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, withstanding any cancellations due to a public health or 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.
Winter Camp SAMPLE SCHEDULE
Please note this is a sample schedule only and some times and/or activities may vary.
9:00 AM Welcome with Chavurah
9:30 AM Morning Meeting
9:45 AM Day Setting
10:15 AM Shomrei Adamah –
11:00 AM Festive Friends Activities
11:45 PM Lunch
12:15 PM Children’s Garden
1:00 PM Animal Time
1:45 PM Snack Time
2:00 PM Turf Time
2:45 PM Closing Circle
3:00 PM Departure
All eligible campers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. All campers must have received a booster in addition to initial vaccination. All camp staff are required to be fully vaccinated with a booster shot.
Our masking policy depends on COVID-19 Community Levels:
- Low: Campers and staff will not be required to wear masks.
- Medium or High: Campers and staff will be required to wear masks indoors.
If the COVID-19 Community Levels change during camp, you will be notified of said-changes and what that means for your camper with regard to masking and other safety measures.
If any staff member or child tests positive for COVID-19 or is in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, they will not be able to return to camp until providing a negative COVID-19 test result for them and the infected person.
We clean bathrooms regularly, offer individual places to store camper belongings, require plenty of hand sanitizer, and hand washing. We ask that kids bring all their own snacks and lunch for health and safety reasons.
If you have questions, please reach out to our Youth Education Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINTER 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.