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Camp Fun all Year Round!


Throughout the year we have full weekend Gilboa seminars! Seminars are a chance to infuse the year with a bit of the magic of camp Shabbat - including Shabbat dinner, dancing, chuggim (electives), wacky fun, time with kvutzah (age group), musicale, havdallah, and friends!

We help out-of-town kids with travel to LA! See below for details on travel to seminars and travel reimbursements.

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Our Next Weekend: Winter Seminar 2024

President's Day Weekend 2024

February 17th-19th 

Join Camp Gilboa for a snowy adventure Feb 17th-19th at Camp Nawakwa in Angeles Oaks, CA. Register by January 14th 2024!

- Registration for campers (10th grade and younger) click here!

- Registration for tzevet (staff - 11th grade and older) click here!

Winter Seminar Information

Where and when is the seminar?

Gilboa's Winter Seminar 2024 will be held at Camp Nawakwa 4650 Jenks Lake Road East, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305, from Saturday, February 17th to Monday, February 20th 2024. Please be sure to RSVP by Sunday, January 14th, 2024.

Who is at the seminar?

- The seminar is for all campers 2nd-10th grade. Campers will be under the supervision of camp staff at all times throughout the seminar. 

- 11th grade and up are Tzevet (staff).

The cost of the seminar is on a sliding scale of $300-600 per camper (3rd-10th grade). Please note that the actual cost per person is $457. We know that this is out of range for many families and are committed to making our programs affordable! Please pay what you can and reach out if you need additional scholarship.

Timing & Transportation: 

Programming starts Saturday at 2:00pm and we will leave camp around 12:00pm on Monday.

Bus & Carpools from SoCal: On Saturday there will be buses leaving from the Westside JCC (5870 W Olympic Blvd.) at 11am, and arriving back at the JCC around 2pm on Monday. 
San Diego: Please register ASAP so that we can coordinate travel! We are still figuring out the best options and will let you know as soon as we get a better idea of how many people will be coming. We are aiming to get everyone to camp by noon!

Bay Area: Please book flights ASAP before they get pricer! 

We will reimburse up to $200 for flights. Once your flight is booked, forward your confirmation to If you need more reimbursement please contact Sydney about that as well. There will be a counselor or madatz (CIT) on each of the flights listed below. 

Please book the following flights:

Saturday February 17th, OAK-BUR: Southwest flight #1540, 9:05am-10:20am

Monday February 19th BUR-OAK: Southwest flight #458 4:30pm-5:50pm

Covid Safety: 
All staff and participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide a negative test from the day of arrival. If you have any questions about this, please contact us. 


It will be COLD! Plan to bring warm jackets, hats, gloves, and boots.


Registration for campers (10th grade and younger) click here!

Registration for tzevet (staff - 11th grade and older) click here!

QUESTIONS? Contact Sydney -



Gilboa Seminar FAQ

What is a Gilboa Seminar?
A few times per year, all campers through 10th grade come together in LA for a weekend of fun, friends, and camp Shabbat traditions! The seminar is hosted at either our campsite in Big Bear or at a rental campsite in Southern California. Seminars are open to friends who have never been to Gilboa but want to come try it out. 

COVID Safety: All participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in Gilboa programs. In the event that the seminar needs to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, families will be refunded or can apply their seminar payment towards their summer tuition. Additional safety requirements may in place, as determined by our medical committee, depending on the conditions at the time of the seminar.

How do kids get to seminars?
Southern California
We will organize group transportation from LA and either San Diego or Orange County.

Bay Area/Other Flight Locations
You are responsible for booking your child's flight on one of the recommended flights that we send to you - these flights will have a counselor or madatz (junior counselor) escorting the group on the flight. We will reimburse travel up to $200. If your child is flying from a different airport, please contact us to coordinate their arrival time with the group flights. They will be picked up at the airport by a Gilboa staff member over the age of 21 or a bus/van.

What is the cost and are there scholarships?
Seminars are on a sliding scale from $300-600. This covers the cost of the seminar (food, staff, program supplies, etc.) and allows us to offer travel reimbursements for NorCal campers in order for seminars to be accessible to everyone! There are scholarships available - please contact us if you need at

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