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Bringing Camp to the City!


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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Winter Seminar

February 18th-20th. Campers 11th grade and older will be on Tzevet and fill out 'tzevet registration'. 10th grade and younger will fill out 'camper registration'!

Winter Seminar Info

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


If you are a counselor (11th grade and older) you should be filling out this registration form.


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.


Schedule & Transportation:

Programming starts Saturday at 12PM and we will leave camp around 11:00am on Monday.


Bus & Carpools from SoCal: There will be buses leaving from the Westside JCC (5870 W Olympic Blvd.) at 8:30AM.


Bay Area, OC, and 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.


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.


During the seminar, activities and meals will be outdoors.


If you need any more information or have any questions please contact:

Yahli Livni: 310-500-9944,

Elana Bloomfield: 323-605-8485,

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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