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Urban Adamah is delighted to offer three distinct types of programs for teens:

  • A CIT program during our summer camp, for teens entering 7th or 8th grade;
  • An intensive internship for teens entering 9th – 12th grade;
  • And our new Teen Fellowship Week, modeled after our renowned young adult fellowship, for teens entering 10th – 12th grade.

Counselors in Training

CITs receive one-on-one mentorship as they step into a leadership role and assist a senior and assistant group leader with a group of younger campers. CITs also spend part of the day working together with their CIT cohort to accomplish a variety of special projects to help camp run smoothly.

Camp Weeks
The CIT Program will run during the six weeks of Main Camp.

The CIT camp day runs from 8:30am – 3:00pm. Space is limited to 5 CITs per week and we ask that all CITs commit to two or more consecutive weeks of camp so they can develop their skills and shine as teen leaders.

All CITs must attend a mandatory orientation in June, date TBD.

Age Requirements
Camp Urban Adamah is excited to offer a CIT program for rising 7th and 8th graders

Pricing
The cost is $250 per week. Payment will occur once the CIT has been accepted by our Camp Director.

To Apply

To apply to be a CIT, guardians and participants must complete the application available at the link below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are full. Limited positions available.

For questions about the CIT program, please contact Ariela Ronay-Jinich at ariela@urbanadamah.org.

 


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Camp Intern

Want to wet your feet in the magical world of outdoor and experiential education on a Jewish-inspired urban farm? If this sounds mostly new to you and you’d like to be in an immersive and supportive environment as you develop new skills, join us as an unpaid intern.

Camp Weeks
The Internship program will run during all weeks of camp, excluding the Teen Fellowship Week.

We ask that all interns commit to two or more consecutive weeks of camp so they can develop their skills and shine as teen leaders.

All interns must attend a mandatory orientation on June, date TBD.

Age Requirements
Camp Urban Adamah is excited to offer internships for rising 9th – 12th graders

Pricing
While interns do not pay to attend Camp, their internship is also unpaid.

To Apply

To apply to be a Intern, guardians and participants must complete the application available at the link below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are full. Limited positions available.

For questions about the Intern program, please contact Ariela Ronay-Jinich at ariela@urbanadamah.org.


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Teen Fellowship Week

High schoolers, come experience the magic of our young adult Fellowship with this immersive week of growing and learning. We will spend our time working in all aspects of the Urban Adamah farm and exploring the food system, social justice, sustainable agriculture, community building, Jewish spirituality and much more, all in hands-on and service-learning sessions.

This leadership program will support teens in becoming effective change makers in their communities and in the world.

The program will include:
• Select learning sessions from Urban Adamah’s award winning young adult fellowship – tailored for high school age students.
• A chance to learn all aspects of running an ecological farm – including garden bed care, working with goats, chickens and bees
• Preparing and enjoying farm-to-table meals
• A farm campout under the West Berkeley stars
• Starting each day with song and mindfulness
• Leadership development and community-building with other passionate teens
• Opportunity to develop hard skills in building, garden planning and implementing, art installations, and more

The week will culminate in a homestead Shabbat, which our teens will prepare and participate in as part of our community-wide Kabbalat Shabbat gathering on the farm on Friday evening, August 4th.

Dates and Schedule
July 31st – August 4th

Monday – Wednesday, 8am – 4pm
Thursday/Friday, 8am Thursday through 10pm Friday (includes Thursday night campout and Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat on the farm)

The Teen Fellowship is limited to 14 participants

Pricing
$500/week

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00am-9:00: Avodat Lev (morning singing, movement, poetry, yoga, etc)
9:00am-9:30: Breakfast
9:30am-12:30: Farm Projects (with Summer Fellows)
12:30-1:30: Lunch and Rest time
1:30-2:45 Session 1: Food Justice, Social action in Judaism
2:45-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00 Session 2: Leadership & Community Building

To Apply

To apply for the Teen Fellowship Week, participants must complete the application available at the link below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full.

For questions about Teen Fellowship Week, please contact Rachel Binstock at rachelbinstock@urbanadamah.org.

 


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