Urban Adamah & COVID-19 Updates…

Summer Camp


We’re back and ready to make Summer 2021 the best one yet! 

Bring your mask, smile, and farm clothes and join us for a COVID-safe, play-based, experiential summer with new and old friends. 

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 Roots camp is for rising 1 – 5 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.


The Urban Adamah summer Camp runs Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
Campers may arrive beginning at 8:30 AM.


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

June 14 – July 2
Sprouts Farm Helpers


Duration: 3 weeks

Sprouts Camp:  Preschool & Kindergarten

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.

* We will reserve one kvutzah, group, of 10 kids for Sprouts to run alongside our Roots Elementary Camp.

Special projects for the week include…

  • Exploratory farm-wide scavenger finds
  • Sensory rich outdoor activities
  • Interactive story-time and music


$1,500 – until January 20
$1,5,75 – after January 20

* There is an additional 3.5% credit card fee.


Roots camp weeks are open to children entering 1 – 5 grades.

June 14 – July 2
Farm Detectives

Duration: 3 weeks

Roots Camp: 1 –  5 grade

Explore the ins and outs of the Urban Adamah farm this summer as a summer farm detective! Farm detectives will get a chance to solve mysteries on the farm while letting their curiosity guide their experience through exploratory scavenger finds, animal care, and planting fun.

Special projects for the week include…

  • Discovering the connections between the farm and the adjacent Codornices Creek
  • Bonding with our smallest farm helpers, insects, with the the help of some farm tools
  • Creating homes for the many insects that live on our farm
  • Mapping the farm with reused, recycled, and repurposed art materials


$1,500 – until January 20
$1,5,75 – after January 20

* There is an additional 3.5% credit card fee.


July 6 – 23

Earth Builders

Duration: 3 Weeks

Roots Camp: 1 – 5 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 include…

  • Building structures with cob and other natural materials
  • Creating worm composting bins 
  • Making recycled, plant-able seed-filled paper 
  • Crafting your own earthenware pottery


$1,500 – until January 20
$1,5,75 – after January 20

* There is an additional 3.5% credit card fee.

We will be closed July 5 for the Fourth of July.

July 26 – August 13

Pollinator Party

Duration: 3 Weeks

Roots Camp: 1 – 5 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 include…

  • 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


$1,500 – until January 20
$1,5,75 – after January 20

* There is an additional 3.5% credit card fee.

Camp Urban Adamah welcomes CIT’s (counselors-in-training) who are rising 7 – 9 graders for Roots Camp, and Camp Interns for rising 10 – 12 graders for both Sprouts Camp and Roots Camp.

Rates & Registration

 ends January 20




* There is an additional 3.5% credit card fee

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 is committed to ensuring your camper the magic of camp. Urban Adamah has a pool of scholarship money generously provided by the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. All financial aid applications are due by April 15 and are anonymously distributed on a needs-basis.

* If you wish to apply for Financial Aid, follow the prompts in the registration process and ensure to click the box that says I want to apply for Financial Aid.

We understand that with the uncertainty of COVID-19 and life circumstances sometimes change and that you may need to cancel your child’s registration. Cancellation fees apply to all sessions including sessions with a waitlist.

  • Cancellations on or before February 15
    Full Refund Minus Processing Fee
  • Cancellations between February 16 – March 31
    $100 Fee Per Session
  • Cancellations between April 1 – April 30
    $595 Fee Per Session
  • Cancellations between May 1 – May 31
    $1,200 Fee Per Session

In order to make this program possible during COVID-19, Urban Adamah is taking on a degree of operational and financial risk. Due to our inability to predict COVID-19 and air quality-related on-site camp day cancellations — and the subsequent shift to virtual programming — we are not able to provide any refunds after June 1, neither complete nor prorated, and unfortunately, will not be able to make any exceptions. As noted, we will still offer programming, however it will be through the zoom platform.

* There is a 3.5% non-refundable credit card processing fee.


There will be four 10-participant pods on the farm (20 spots in total). Kiddos will be in ‘stable’ groups of 10 kids and two counselors that do not mix with other pods on the farm (if siblings attend, we will place them in the same group despite age differences). Pods will remain as stable as possible for the duration of camp.

Campers and staff will operate at a distance of at least 6 feet from any other group or staff on the farm, will wear masks, and will hand-sanitize and wash hands frequently!

We ask kiddos to bring all their own snacks for health and safety reasons.

Our cleaning practices will include regular bathroom cleanings, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen!

We will ask staff and program participants to complete a symptom questionnaire to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. Additionally, we will take all staff and campers’ temperatures upon arrival to the farm. Staff and campers will be required to wear a mask at all times during the day, except for when eating or drinking or as contraindicated per CDC recommendations.

Please send your camper in a comfortable, breathable mask each day with an extra mask in their backpack.

Failed Health Check:
If any staff or program participant fails a daily health check by answering yes to any of the questions on the symptom checklist, or with a temperature reading of over 100ºF, they will be sent home for a minimum of 72 hours.

* If a temperature reads over 100 degrees we will ensure a correct reading, we by retaking the temperature one more time, after 5 minutes, for confirmation.

If symptoms resolve within 72 hours, the staff member or participant will be admitted back to camp upon a successful health check and negative COVID-19 test. If a child or staff member develops symptoms while at camp, they will be sent home.

Positive COVID-19 Result:
If any staff member, child, or anyone within their social bubble, tests positive for COVID-19 or comes in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, they will not be able to return to camp for 2 weeks, and until providing a negative COVID-19 test result for them and infected person, per the CDC guidelines.

Additionally, the program pod this person was in will move from in-person to remote programming for 2 weeks, and until every returning member provides a negative COVID-19 test result. The exception to this rule is if a positive COVID-19 result was obtained prior to contact with anyone else in the pod.

Review our entire COVID-19 protocol here.

We will be closely monitoring air quality each day camp is in session. We ask that you provide your child with an N-95, or other smoke filtering mask for each day of camp, in the event that smoke begins to impact air quality during camp time. In the event of poor air quality, we will restrict activities in the following ways:

  • Air Quality Is Moderate (AQI 51 – 100)
    No restrictions on activities. Counselors monitor kids with asthma or other respiratory problems, as gathered from Camper Forms.
  • Air Quality Is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (AQI 101 – 150+)
    Given that our programming will take place exclusively outdoors due to COVID-19 precautions, we have no option to bring the campers indoors should the AQI reach this level. We will contact parents and ask for pickup within 2 hours. During these days of poor air quality, please have your phones on and stay close by to the farm, so that you are able to pick up your child if need be.

We apologize for any inconvenience this policy may cause. The safety of your children is our highest priority.

Summer Camp Staff

Camp Urban Adamah is led by an extraordinary group of outdoor educators. These experienced and talented individuals create loving, inspiring, memorable, and transformative experiences for our campers.