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Camp@CSU Channel Islands

Ever since the Woolsey Fire in November 2018, we promised #CampNeverStops. Which is why...

We’re so excited to announce that both Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp (clap clap) will be at Cal State University Channel Islands! 

Camp creates lifelong friends, helps kids discover who they really are, and builds a community that loves each individual for their true self. We're energized to keep fostering life-changing experiences in this new chapter of our camps' history.

The newest campus in the Cal State system is beautifully situated just 15 minutes north of Camp. Modern, scenic, warm and inviting, this site allows us to retain our outdoor programs while also embracing the state-of-the-art facilities a college campus offers. A combination of intimate activity spaces and large-scale natural settings gives us an exciting opportunity to bring the magic of camp to a new, yet similarly coastal home. The dedicated campus police will ensure your children are safe and carefree in private-access living spaces and activity areas. 

Because we’re creating unforgettable summers in a new home, we’re bringing the camp classics with us. Beach Day? Check. Grilled cheese and tomato soup? Check. Going crazy on Shabbat? Check. Ocean breeze? Check.

The choice-based structure of our schedule will, for the most part, look the same. We’ll still offer the chuggim (electives) and age-specific experiences that have defined us for decades, along with a handful of fun, new activities!

If you have any questions about this summer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the directors.

Kramer and Hilltop at CSU Channel Islands - Can’t Wait!

Registration for this summer is open, and sessions are starting to fill up!

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#KramerNeverStops #HilltopNeverStops

The Camp Team,
Doug, Seth, Erica, Ari, Rabbi David, Janine, and Cheri