What to Expect
Camp Nai Nai Nai is a choose your own adventure experience. Each day we’ll offer a variety of creative (and unusual) playshops from which you can choose — or opt out. We call our activities “Playshops” because there is no “work” at Camp Nai Nai Nai, and you’re encouraged to pursue your interests, indulge your curiosity, and try something new. Below is a small sample of the many, many activities planned for camp:
- Each cabin has bunk beds for 8-10 people and easy access to community shower facilities.
- Cabins have electricity, doors, windows, but no bathrooms.
- Campers must bring their own bedding and towels.
- You can choose to be in a boys-only, girls-only, or co-ed “genderful” cabin.
- If you are coming with friends, we will do our best to accommodate your roommate requests, which you can be indicate on the registration form.
PRIVATE LOG CABIN
- For privacy and extra comfort, you can upgrade to a private log cabin.
- Each cabin is furnished with two double beds, an easy chair, small armoire, table and chair.
- Log cabins have their own private bathrooms.
- Linens and towels are provided.
- A private log cabin may be booked for 2-4 campers; rate is per person.
Food & Drink
All meals, snacks, and beverages are included! This won’t be your typical camp food. Our camp chefs work hard to create menus that are filled with healthy, diverse menus that are super tasty to boot!
Camp Nai Nai Nai West offers Kosher-Style meals and snacks (no pork, shellfish, or mixing of meat & dairy), however the food will not be certified Kosher.
Our culinary team will work with each camper to ensure that any dietary restrictions are accounted for. Gluten-free? No problem. Not so great with dairy? You’ll have great options at camp! You’ll have the opportunity to indicate your dietary restrictions when completing your registration form so we can make sure you’re well taken care of during the weekend.
The bar will be open on Friday and Saturday nights, serving beer & wine with dinner and into the evening. Please note that hard liquor will not be served, but our evening festivities will be stimulating enough!
From color war to storytelling ‘round the campfire to dance parties, our daily camp-wide programs will bring us together for memorable community moments. There is a fun, and possibly wacky, camp program planned for each evening.
One of the highlights is the camp-wide festival, where we’ll dance, chill, eat, drink, and celebrate. Explore the featured carnival activities with your friends such as live music, a 3D photo booth, lawn games, face-painting, glow in the dark things, inflatables, and plenty of drinks and snacks.
Camp Counselors help you figure out the ins and outs of camp, introduce you to fellow campers through wacky games, lead activities during the day, and make sure you’re having an amazing time at night. Our counselors are active members of their own local Jewish communities, as Moishe House residents or MHWOW hosts, so when you’re back from camp you’ll have ample opportunities to stay in touch!
Camp Specialists are outstanding Jewish educators who come from all over the country to lead our activities and programs, using their unique passion (be it dance, art, theater science, singing, or yoga) to explore Jewish identity, build Jewish community, and demonstrate that there are many ways to NAI!
Come back soon to see who will be joining us this year!
Core Camp Team
Lisa Klig, Camp Director
Loves charades, podcasts, hiking, cat gifs.
Kristen Corradeno, Camp Coordinator
Ravenclaw, cosplay, video editing, Starbucks.
Roey Kruvi, Sr. Director of Immersive Experiences
Surf, travel, read, repeat.
Getting to Camp
Camp Nai Nai Nai West is based at Kennolyn Camp in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California’s central coast, where majestic redwood trees provide an awe-inspiring backdrop. Quiet and secluded yet easily accessible, it’s only an hour away from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Arrival and check-in at camp is at 2:00-4:00 PM on Friday. Make sure you plan ahead so you’re not late – once everyone arrives, we’ll be closing the camp gate for the weekend! On Sunday, campers can expect to depart from camp on Sunday by 3:00 PM.
Transportation is not included in the registration cost but below are several great options!
Ride to camp in style on one of our camp buses. Kick back and relax for a stress-free ride to camp, or start the party early and get to know your fellow campers. There are two departure points:
- San Francisco, Presidio Heights – 1:00 PM departure
- SFO Airport – 1:30 PM departure
Confirmation of meeting points and instructions will be sent directly to travelers in advance of camp. Times and locations are subject to change.
If you prefer to drive with friends or want flexibility in timing, grab yourself a parking pass! Parking is limited, so all parking passes must be purchased prior to camp. If you do not purchase your parking pass and show up to camp without one, we cannot guarantee parking will be available or you will have to pay an additional fee for last minute parking. Please do not drive to camp without purchasing a parking pass for your car.
Need a ride or have a few empty seats in your car? We’ll send out a ride-sharing document prior to camp to help campers share the journey. Plus, you’ll help contribute to an environmentally friendly experience by limiting the number of cars on the road and lessening our carbon-footprint.
Founded in 2006, Moishe House started when four Jewish 20-somethings began hosting Shabbat dinners in Oakland, California, for their friends and networks. Through the support of several early funders and a snowballing interest from Jewish communities, we have become a global leader of Jewish life for young adults. Our model trains, supports and empowers these leaders as they create meaningful experiences in their local communities for themselves and their peers by engaging 60,000+ unique participants in 25+ countries on an annual basis.