Summer Camp

During summer camp we play, plant, sing, work, and get to know life on an urban farm. We get our hands dirty in the field, and we enjoy the fruits of our labors—fresh, delicious, organic produce! Through group-building challenges and project-based learning, we learn about the natural world and explore community, teamwork, and the interconnectedness of all things. Sprouts Camp is for 3–5 year olds and   Main camp is for rising 1st-5th graders.

What Happens At Summer Camp?​​

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Daily activities at Summer Camp include gardening, feeding chickens and collecting eggs, music and stories, farm-to-fork food preparation with our bicycle powered blender and solar oven, arts and crafts, nature connection activities, and more. We do everything through the lens of Jewish tradition and storytelling, whether it be through our shomrei adamah farm activities, or eco-mitzvot songs. Each day, campers enjoy time with their own age-specific groups, choose their own afternoon free-choice specialty with campers of all ages, and experience all-camp games. We open and close every day as a whole camp community with circle time, songs, storytelling, and acts of love and kindness.

*Sprouts Camp includes 40 minutes of relaxation—a time for campers to lay down and nap, listen to stories and songs, and practice mindfulness.

2019 Camp weeks

Summer Camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Campers may arrive beginning at 8:30am. The After-Camp Program runs from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm and is available for an additional fee for all camp weeks. View camp weeks and session details below.

SPROUTS CAMP

Sprouts Camp weeks are open to children entering preschool and Kindergarten. Children should be at least 3 years old and potty trained. 

June 10 - 14
Sprouts Farm Helpers

Duration: 1 week

Sprouts Camp:  Preschool & Kindergarden

Sprouts campers enjoy their day exploring our organic farm and learning how to be great helpers to the crops, animals, and each other. With Jewish teachings and stories guiding their experience, Sprouts week introduces young children to Judaism’s deep connections to the natural world and their place in it.

Special projects for the week:

  • Exploratory farm-wide scavenger finds
  • Sensory rich outdoor activities
  • Interactive story-time and music
 
PRICING:*
 
$475 – until January 11
$495 – after January 11
 

*For families observing Shavu’ot on Monday June 10: If you are not able to attend camp that day, the camp fee for Tuesday-Friday only will be $396. Please contact Katie to request the discount code before registering. The camp program on Tuesday morning will include an opening circle that will orient and welcome children beginning camp that day.

June 17 - 28 *FULL! - waitlist only
Sprouts Farm Helpers

Duration: 2 weeks

Sprouts Camp: Preschool & Kindergarden

Sprouts campers enjoy their day exploring our organic farm and learning how to be great helpers to the crops, animals, and each other. With Jewish teachings and stories guiding their experience, Sprouts week introduces young children to Judaism’s deep connections to the natural world and their place in it.

Special projects for the week:

  • Exploratory farm-wide scavenger finds
  • Sensory rich outdoor activities
  • Interactive story-time and music
 
PRICING:
 
$970 – until January 11
$990 – after January 11

MAIN CAMP

Main camp weeks are open to children entering 1st–5th grades.

July 8 – 12 *FULL! – waitlist only Earth Builders

Duration: 1 week

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

Wear your overalls and boots and get ready for some serious earthy fun in this hands-on week focused on earth building. We will use the natural materials of the Bay Area to make all kinds of interesting and beautiful creations, some of which you can take home. 

Special projects for the week:

  • Building forts with cob and other natural materials
  • Creating worm composting bins
  • Making recycled, plantable paper
  • Crafting your own earthenware pottery
 
PRICING:
 
$475 – until January 11
$495 – after January 11

July 15 – 26 Pollinator Party

Duration: 1 or 2 week options available

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

Celebrate all of the pollinators that bring forth so many of Earth’s gifts in our two-week long pollinator party! In this session we will give gratitude to all of our farm helpers: bees, air, butterflies, and more by seeding, harvesting, gardening, and farming all throughout the farm. This special two-week long session gives campers a chance to connect with each other and the farm.

Special projects for the week:

  • Candle making with bee’s wax
  • Farm-wide insect scavenger finds
  • Making pollinator habitats by seeding and planting
  • Earth medicines: concocting herbal teas and balms
PRICING:

$970 – until January 11
$990 – after January 11

August 5 – 16 Global Village

Duration: 1 or 2 week options available

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

Come discover your gifts to the world, whether you’re an artist, music-maker, farmer, crafter, or cook. From building with natural materials to growing food and making art, you will experience fun earth-friendly crafting projects that are sure to delight all of your senses. For inspiration, we will also explore the diverse origin stories of our favorite foods, crafts, and family trees. Taste the power of community as our projects and friendship help us build a Global Village. 

Special projects for the week:

  • Creating an earth-friendly, multicultural, edible, vibrant village
  • Fort-building with natural materials
  • Natural tie dye and basket-making
  • Building and cooking with fire
PRICING:

$970 – until January 11
$990 – after January 11
 

August 19 – 23 Garden Chefs

Duration: 1 week

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

There’s nothing tastier than a meal made with fresh local ingredients, and the meals that our garden chefs prepare couldn’t be any fresher or yummier! Harvest veggies and herbs from our diverse crops to make delicious meals from scratch. Learn how to prepare food with our fun and creative outdoor cooking techniques. We will pick, prepare and – best of all – eat! 

Special projects for the week:

  • Hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz (making bread from scratch from the earth)
  • Building mud ovens and cooking with fire
  • Wild fermentation: making pickles and sauerkraut
  • Salads, smoothies, jam-making and more
 
PRICING:
 
$475 – until January 11

$495 – after January 11

Camp Urban Adamah welcomes CITs (counselors-in-training) who are rising 8th-10th graders for Main Camp, and Camp Interns for rising 11th-12th graders for both Sprouts Camp and Main Camp.

Rates & Registration

One Week Sessions

EARLY BIRD
 ends Jan 11th

$475

FULL PRICE
 

$495

Two Week Sessions

EARLY BIRD
 ends Jan 11th

$970

FULL PRICE
 

$990

To be added to our waitlist for a closed camp session, please follow the registration prompts and add yourself to the waitlist for your desired session.

Urban Adamah seeks to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford the full cost of camp. Please note that financial aid awards may vary from year to year, even if the applicant’s financial situation has not changed, based on the total pool of financial aid funds, the relative need of others who apply, and the total number of applicants.

The deadline for Financial Aid for Summer Camp 2019 has passed.

We understand that life circumstances sometimes change and that you may need to cancel your child’s registration. All cancellations must be received in writing by email to camp@urbanadamah.org. Cancellations may be subject to a processing fee, more details on registration pages.

Cancellations through March 1: Full refund minus $75 processing fee per cancelation occurrence.

Cancellations after March 1: Fees are only refundable after March 1st in the event of a medical or family emergency that makes attendance impossible.

*There is a 3% non-refundable credit card processing fee.

Additional camp Services

After Camp Program: $175 per week

Urban Adamah offers an After-Camp Program extended day option (3–5:30 pm) for all camp weeks. Staffed by our Urban Adamah Camp counselors, After-Camp offers a relaxed farm experience at the end of the camp day. Each day, campers will be provided a snack and will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games, creative farm projects and quiet-time activities.

Questions? View Summer Camp FAQs

Summer Camp Staff

Camp Urban Adamah is lead by an extraordinary group of outdoor educators. These experienced and talented individuals create loving, inspiring, memorable, and transformative experiences for our campers. Meet our camp staff and learn more by visiting each of their bio pages.

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