Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.
Session Lengths: 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks
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The Camp Tawonga Story
Camp Tawonga is a Jewish, residential summer camp operating since 1925. Tawonga is American Camping Association Accredited and is located outside Yosemite National Park on 160 acres in the Stanislaus National Forest. Tawonga offers camp sessions as well as teen leadership, service learning and adventure travel programs for 2nd through 12th graders. Tawonga also offers weekend programs for individuals, couples and families.
Jamie Simon loves being the Camp Director at Camp Tawonga. She has worked with the agency for fifteen years in various capacities. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies from Sonoma State University. Jamie previously worked as the Prevention Education Director at United Against Sexual Assault in Sonoma County. In this role, Jamie traveled the country speaking with students and parents about sexual health. As Tawonga’s Camp Director, Jamie was a fellow in the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Executive Leadership Institute and participated in the Bureau of Jewish Education’s Shofar Fellowship. She also served as co-chair of the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leader’s Assembly, a national conference for Jewish camp professionals. She loves working with youth, spending time with her friends and family, and is an avid fan of the San Jose Sharks.