Camp Tawonga


Yosemite, CA


2, 3 or 3.5 WEEKS





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A Partnership with
Nature at Yosemite

Camp Tawonga has been a leader in Jewish camping since 1925, fostering in children and families a deep connection to nature, community and Judaism within a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment. Campers can attend summer sessions at our beautiful Yosemite location, living twelve to a bunk in rustic cabins, guided and supported by two loving counselors.   Campers build self-confidence and the deepest of friendships while discovering the joy and sense of belonging of Jewish community. Four-day weekend family camp offerings at our wilderness site are an amazing way to experience all the key elements of a camp session. Excellent childcare, dynamic activities, and a vibrant, spiritual Shabbat celebration make these programs an unforgettable family vacation, and a wonderful way to try camp together as a family.


In 2021, to prioritize safety, Camp Tawonga plans to operate two 3.5 week sessions for rising 4th-10th graders (grade exceptions possible for rising 3rd graders). Rising 7th to 10th graders can also choose from epic Adventure Travel Quests while older teens can apply for leadership programs like Staff In-Training or our service-focused Teen Leadership Institute. If we are able to, we also hope to run a four-day session in August for rising 2nd to 7th graders. More info on


Located at the doorstep of Yosemite National Park, on the middle fork of the Tuolumne River, Camp Tawonga’s breathtaking property and surroundings help children and families unplug and unwind for a true outdoor camping experience.

The Tawonga Bond

Informed by Tawonga’s group-centered philosophy, campers live, eat, and play as a cohesive bunk unit, forming indelible bonds that last long after the summer. The bond crystalizes during a transformative overnight backpacking trip in Yosemite — an epic experience for all campers in our two to three-week sessions. Tawonga takes more people into Yosemite than any other organization!

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