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THE CAMP

Est.  2016

 

Camp is a chill environment where someone like you can meet your special other half, strengthen existing relationships, make new friends, and connect to something deeper.

At this four day, three night get-away weekend adventure we will let our spirits soar. All with breathtaking views in the mountains!

Let Your Spirit Soar & Connect to Something Deeper!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 3 days, 2 nights of housing​

  • Bedding, pillow + towels*

  • All meals & snacks (with delicious communal meals), all Kosher

  • All activities and programs

  • Special Shabbat activities

  • Vibrant community of new friends

  • Priceless memories

  • Free Parking

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Spirited and fun programming

  • Indoor & outdoor activities

  • Challah Baking & Candle Making

  • Camp-Style Shabbat

  • Inspiring musical Havdallah

  • Silent Disco dance party with DJ

  • Entertainment & chill rejuvenation time

  • Torah learning & l'chaims

What to Expect

Camp Neshama is a fun retreat where you can relax, enjoy camp-style activities, nature, and an inspiring Shabbat experience with other Jewish young professionals.

 Camp Neshama is made possible by The Alevy Family Foundation 

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 Camp Neshama 2023 will be held at Dovid Oved Retreat Center in Running Springs.

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ACTIVITIES AT CAMP

ARCHERY

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SILENT DISCO

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NATURE WALKS

ARTS & CRAFTS

MUSIC & DANCE

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JEWISH WISDOM

YOGA & MEDITATION

CHALLAH BAKING

CANDLE MAKING

SHABBAT & SPIRITUALITY

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MINDFULLNESS WORKSHOP

ROCK WALL & 

ALPINE TOWER

SPORTS

WACKY OLYMPICS

SWIMMING

Activities
Housing

HOUSING

CABINS

Bunk in Style

  • Comfortable Cabins with En-Suite Bathroom

  • Sleeps 4-6

  • Linens & Towels included

  • Bring a sleeping bag & your favorite pillow

  • You can book a bunk with all your friends (enquire about whole-cabin reservations)

HOTEL ROOM

Hotel-Style Amenities

  • Majority includes Full beds

  • Double or triple occupancy

  • Limited adjoining rooms can be reserved for groups

  • En-suite bathrooms, linens, and towels

  • Air Conditioned

  • Limited Upgrades Available: double occupancy, located in or adjacent to Main Lodge (dining hall & activity center)

VIP ROOM

The Very Best Amenities

  • Includes Full or Queen beds

  • Single or double occupancy

  • En-suite bathrooms, linens, and towels

  • Limited Suites Available (with lounge area) or limited adjoining rooms which can be reserved for groups

  • Air Conditioned

  • These rooms have a fantastic view!

GETTING TO CAMP

Situated on 80 acres of land, nestled in the trees at about 6,000 feet up in the San Bernadino mountains, in Running Springs located just outside of Big Bear.

The Dovid Oved Retreat Center offers a full range of services, resources and accommodations, in the perfect setting to relax, refresh and reflect (and have fun!).

Virtually all structures are climate controlled for year-round use, and includes lighting for evening play.

Transportation:

  • The Camp Neshama Carpool group helps Campers arrange carpools to/from Camp

  • Parking at Camp is free

Camp Neshama 2023

Dovid Oved Retreat Center

3500 Seymour Rd, Running Springs, CA 92382

Camp
Rates

2023 RATES

Pricing:

  • Pricing increases closer to Camp

  • See Housing above for details about Occupancy

  • Contact Us about Single Occupancy

  • Limited Payment Plans Available. Learn More.

Timing: Check in is from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Friday, June 16, 2023. Camp ends between 4:00 pm - 5:00pm on Sunday, June 18.

Terms & Conditions:  Tickets are 100% refundable up to one month before Camp Neshama's start date, June 16 2023. So go ahead, take the plunge and register so you can save your spot and pricing (no risk, all reward)!

All prices are per person. Enrollment is subject to availability, pending application acceptance.

FAQ

FAQ'S

  • What's Included?
    Your registration cost covers your rooming, all meals and programs for the entire retreat. All prices include four days of spirited and fun programming, delicious meals, great indoor & outdoor activities, arts & crafts, and entertainment.
  • Are there any subsidies available?
    There are a limited number of scholarships available – please email our offices for details.
  • How Does the Registration Process Work?
    You'll fill out a quick application to register. All applications are reviewed to ensure participants fit our demographics, for security, and for health & safety purposes.
  • How many people are included in the cost?
    Price listed is PER-PERSON.
  • Do you offer group camper pricing?
    Please contact our office via email.
  • Can I go alone?
    Of course! Many campers don't know anyone when they arrive at camp, but leave with new friends! It's a really welcoming envirorment so it won't take long to get to know people.
  • Can I make housing requests?
    Yes you can. When you fill out your application, there's a place for you to include the names of people you'd like to room with.
  • Are the bunks co-ed?
    You'll get to have tons of time meeting and interacting with guys and gals. Cabins though, are same gender only. No co-ed cabins here! This helps to make sure that everyone is as comfortable as possible in their rooming assignments.
  • I'm not a huge drinker or party animal. Is this still for me?
    Absolutley! When you register we'll ask what your "party-style" is, so that we can try to room you with someone who is similar to you. Partiers or early-birds - unite!
  • What kind of Jewish background do Campers need to have?
    Camp Neshama campers come from all Jewish backgrounds. No hebrew school, no problem! Did you go to Yeshiva? Also cool! Camp is a place where Jews from all walks of life come together, connect, and have a blast. Just have a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t for your fellow Jew, and you'll help make Camp the really welcoming environment it's known for!
  • What should I pack?
    Normal camp items! Plus some other specific items. You'll be provided a suggested packing list ahead of time.
  • What is the food like?
    We strive to make all of our meals delicious and as healthy as possible. Our meals range from traditional family-style shabbat dinners, to pizza parties!
  • Is the food Kosher?
    Yes, all the food at Camp Neshama is Kosher, including all meals and snacks. At Camp Neshama 2023, all meals will be under the supervision of the RCC, as well as Glatt Kosher and Chalav Yisrael.
  • I'm a veggie or gluten intolerant. Will there be options for me?
    For sure! We try to have options to cater to a variety of diets and concerns. Typically, we have meat or dairy meals, and a veggie options (with gluten free options if it's needed). The best way to ensure we can make sure we meet your needs, is to fill out your requirements when you register.
  • Do I need to observe Shabbat at Camp?
    Camp Neshama has campers from all different Jewish backgrounds! Some campers observe Shabbat, while for others - Camp will be their first Shabbat experience! All Camp activities are Shabbat friendly, so everyone can participate. Some of these are super fun and silly! Like all activities at Camp, what you choose to do and not do, are up to you. We do encourage taking the special opportunity at Camp to disconnect - whatever that means to you. If that's a nice hike with fellow campers, or going stargazing, go for it. You do you.
  • Do you offer transportation or carpools?
    We help campers connect with other campers, so that you can carpool to to camp! Once you register, you'll gain access to our Camp Neshama Carpool group. If you've got a set of wheels, you can be a mensch and offer to give your fellow campers a ride to/from camp. Or, you can let others know that you're in search of a ride!
  • I'm driving to camp. Is there somewhere to park my car?
    Yes! We have dedicated parking for Campers on the camp grounds, and parking is free.
  • What are your Covid Protocols?
    Camp will adhere to the rules of the Dovid Oved Retreat Center, Running Springs, and the State of California. Campers may need to complete a PCR or Rapid test prior to Camp. Camp Neshama also reserves the right to do rapid tests on site. Subject to change
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SPONSORED BY

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CO-SPONSORS

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SPONSORED BY

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Scholarship Fund in Memory of Anit.

Sponsored by the generosity of Barak and Indre Raviv.

CO-SPONSORS

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PARTNERS

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