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Special Needs Family Camp

  • URJ Camp Newman 4088 Porter Creek Road Santa Rosa, CA, 95404 United States (map)
The absolute beauty of this weekend, for me, is the relaxation it allows me by sitting next to someone who understands my life, luxuriating in the confidence that my child is in good hands, and honestly, the chance to withdraw a little from all that is required of me at the bottom of the hill.

Each year, children with special needs and their siblings, parents, and grandparents enjoy three days of community, creativity, and fun in a Jewish setting. Together, they participate in Jewish communal and life cycle events and worship services. They attend workshops, relax, find support, and share experiences.

Special Needs Family Camp is a magical weekend for all attendees. It gives families the chance to play and recharge while strengthening their ties with Judaism and meeting and bonding with other families who share the same joys and challenges.

The weekend includes: Outdoor games, a 30-foot climbing tower, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, yoga, music and more!

Activities are geared towards families and youth ages 3 to 25. All children with special needs will have one-on-one attention from highly trained staff.

Families stay in beautiful, private cabins at Camp Newman in Santa Rosa. Each cabin has its own bathroom, complete with a shower. Kosher meals and snacks are provided throughout the weekend.

Cost for the weekend: $400 per adult (anyone age 18+ on May 5th, 2017), $250 per youth, Free for children 2 and under. The price includes all meals, education, recreation, and accommodations. Kosher meals and snacks are provided. 

Scholarships for San Francisco, Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma County residents are available through the SF-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund until March 7th. For East Bay residents, scholarships are available through the Jewish Federation of the East Bay and The Jewish Community Foundation. Please contact Dr. David Neufeld directly.

If you have any questions and/or would like to receive additional information, please contact Cheryl Cohen, Camp Director at .

For more information about other services and programs for children with special needs, contact Dr. David Neufeld at or (415)-529-3250.