About Camp Chai Summer Day Camp
Where kids create positive identities, friendships and memories with a focus on mindfulness, inclusion and a progressive approach to living an ethical, sustainable life.
Announcing our Camp Directors for 2019!
Hello! My name is Maddy Gibson and I am currently a Communicative sciences and Disorders Student at the University of Redlands. I went to Camp Chai as a camper and grew up through the CIT program up to head counselor. After 8 summers I worked at a Jewish sleep away camp in Santa Barbara called Camp Akiba I worked as a counselor, camp medic, and Unit Head. I had the experience of working at Silver Gan Izzy an Orthodox Jewish camp as a lifeguard and sports coach. I love the outdoors and leading campers out to enjoy the sun and get familiar with the beautiful world around them. I think that immersing oneself in nature is the first way to become reconnected to the world. I am excited to have the honor of weaving elements of tikkun olam, chaverim, ruach, and much more into the tapestry of camp to establish a strong foundation in Jewish identity from a young age. I look forward to meeting all of you and your enthusiastic campers!
Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca Teitelbaum, this smiling chunk of chocolate is my Labrador Barty, and I am so excited to be this summer’s Assistant Camp Director at Camp Chai! A little bit about me is that for long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed having a hand in the enrichment of children’s lives. Where that path may take me, I’m not sure yet. But along the way I’ve certainly fallen in love with children’s summer camps, the joy they bring and the home-away-from-home they create. I myself attended a JCC summer day camp called Rainbow Day Camp in Ozaukee, Wisconsin followed by a stay away camp in Eagle River, Wisconsin called Chippewa Ranch Camp before relocating with my family to Fresno, California where I started working as a camp counselor at Temple Beth Israel’s summer day camp, Camp Shalom. Now I am currently a student at Sonoma State University, majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.After being inspired to consider pursuing Jewish education on my Birthright trip in January of 2017, I have finally found myself teaching the Kindergarten-First Grade combo class at Congregation Shomrei Torah’s Religious School on Sunday’s. I love any opportunity to spend time outdoors but especially hiking, camping, kayaking and sailing. I can’t wait to see what this summer brings and the memories made with your young ones!
Environmental Activities, Sports & Games, Music, Swimming Lagoon, Shabbat Celebrations, Arts & Crafts, Nature-Based Jewish Traditions and More! Celebrating Over two decades & three generations in Sonoma County!
New Dates & Location!
Session I: June 17-21 2019
Session II: June 24-28 2019
Camp is Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm
Spring Lake Regional Park
5585 Newanga Av, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
• For campers entering K–7th Grade
• Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program for kids entering 8th & 9th grade
• Camp is Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm
• $295 per camper per session
• CIT Program at 50% tuition
Financial Assistance Available
Parent Information - 2019 - (Coming SOON)
(It will tell you everything you need to know about Camp)
Required Forms: Must be filled out.
Counselors/CIT - Staff Agreement Form (Coming SOON)
Camp Chai is a program of the Jewish Community Center, Sonoma County and is partially supported by the funds from the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma Counties.