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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

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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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