Frequently Asked Questions
Should I send my camper for multiple weeks of Camp Urban Adamah?
Each camp week is unique in its own way. Many families love sending their children to multiple weeks of camp. We find that more time on the farm nourishes the connections children make here.
Can I register my child for less than a full week of After-Camp extended care?
No, unfortunately, we require that campers register for the entire week of After-Camp. You may pick up your child earlier than 5 pm if necessary.
How do I transport my child to and from camp?
Campers must be dropped off and picked up at the farm. We encourage carpooling! One of the Camp Urban Adamah staff will sign campers in and out each day.
How does transportation work for San Francisco campers?
Daily transportation to/from the Urban Adamah Farm is available for the camp week of July 24-28 and August 7-11. Transportation service is available to campers who sign up for After-Camp for an additional $50 fee. Pick-up/drop-off is at Congregation Sherith Israel at 2266 California Street, at 8 am and 5pm. Families must provide a car seat for any child under the age of 8. Space for the SF transportation service is limited so register soon!
For more information about the shuttle, contact Ariela at ariela (at) urbanadamah.org or (510) 649-1595 ext. 105
Do you provide snacks?
Yes. Each day we will provide healthy, kosher, organic, vegetarian snacks. Campers should bring their own lunch. Campers should also bring their own reusable water bottle, which they can refill on site.
Is there a bathroom at the farm?
We have full-service bathrooms on site with running water and flush toilets. Please note that all children enrolled in our Sprouts week must be fully potty trained.
What should campers bring with them each day?
A small backpack containing: a bag lunch, water bottle, journal (with blank paper) and pen, sun hat, sunscreen and close-toed shoes (on their feet!).
For Sprouts week, we also ask you to send a change of clothes, and a small blanket and pillow for our cozy relaxation time. Please label all items with your child’s name.
What is the level of Jewish observance at camp?
Camp Urban Adamah is welcoming and accommodating for a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds (including campers who aren’t Jewish!). All ingredients for snacks prepared and served at camp are certified kosher. Jewish content at camp is thoughtfully incorporated and no prior Jewish background or knowledge is assumed or required. Please check out Jewish Tradition at Camp Urban Adamah and feel free to be in touch with any further questions.
What does it mean that the July 24-28 Farm Detectives week is cosponsored by Congregation Beth Israel?
Urban Adamah cosponsors many of its programs with Bay Area Jewish organizations and institutions. From a campers’ perspective, the camp week will be nearly the same as if Urban Adamah were offering it on our own. The only differences are that kosher supervision will be held by Rabbi Yonatan Cohen from Congregation Beth Israel, and we will use the traditional versions of blessings over food. Other than these two things, this week will be like all others.
Is there a waitlist for sessions that are already full?
Yes. To add your child to the waitlist, e-mail Kat at kat (at) urbanadamah.org with the following information: Which Session?, Guardian Name, Phone and e-Mail and Camper Name.
Any questions that we haven’t addressed?
Please contact Ariela Ronay-Jinich, Camp Director, by email at ariela (at) urbanadamah.org or by phone at 510.649.1595 x 105.