Camps and Summer Fun

Camp weekend for adults coming to Southern California

Trybal Gatherings include classic camp activities.

Last year, Trybal Gatherings ( launched a series of four-day all-inclusive getaways at Jewish summer camps across the country for young Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s (see For 2018, Trybal Gatherings plans three new camps for young adults, including one Sept. 21-24 in Malibu, California, at
Gindling Hilltop Camp.

The weekends are open to non-Jewish partners and friends who want to explore Jewish community.

“We are thrilled to bring young adults back to Jewish summer camp—some returning after years and some coming for the first time,” says Carine Warsawski, founder of Trybal Gatherings. “The Gatherings are a hit with young adults who want uninterrupted time with friends and the chance to meet new people. Whether it’s through tie-dye or s’mores, now more people can find ways to connect to Jewish community.”

Each weekend includes both classic and reimagined camp activities for adults, such as color war, arts and crafts, a bar mitzvah-themed dance party, and inclusive and informal Shabbat experiences. The Malibu weekend will feature more than 35 activities to choose from, including beach and pool time, an oceanfront high ropes course, synergy yoga, bubble soccer, canyon hikes, tie-dying, and challah making.   

Camps also are scheduled for the Midwest, Aug. 16-20, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby-Union Institute, and the East Coast, Sept. 6-9, in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, at Eisner Camp.