Urban Adamah

Community Subscriber
Berkeley
Operated By: 
Urban Adamah
Ages: 
Preschoolers, Kinder, School-Aged, Preteens, Teens
Capacity: 
60 participants
Email: 
outreach [at] urbanadamah.org
Phone: 
510-649-1595
Affiliation: 
Jewish

Urban Adamah is an educational farm and community center in Berkeley, California, that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action to build loving, just and sustainable communities. We provide educational programs and community celebrations for more than 10,000 visitors annually. “Adamah” Means “Earth” in Hebrew. At Camp Urban Adamah, we offer campers a taste of organic farm life through fun and dynamic hands-on programs at our urban farm. Our camp sessions are inspired by children’s natural curiosity and innate connectedness to the earth. Whether they are planting, harvesting, building mud forts or preparing farm-to-table meals, camper explore the wonders of the natural world right here in the city.

Parent Q&A

  • Reviews of Camp Urban Adamah?

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    I am looking at Camp Adamah in Berkeley for my 6-year-old son for this summer, but can't seem to find any reviews. I like the idea of him doing farm work and the Jewish elements are appealing for our family. Has anyone done this camp? Could you please share pros and cons of your experience? My son is easily engaged in outdoor "work" and play and loves being out in nature. I would love to hear what others liked or not about staff and overall camp experience. Thank you!!

    Hello, my son went to an Adamah camp last year for the first time (based on a recommendation from my friends). He was 8. He loved it! He enjoyed getting dirty, meeting the animals, learning to cook rustically and sharing what he learned with his family. I attended the Shabbat on Friday that closes each camp, and it was a delight. We are not Jewish, but the Jewish elements were appealing and not overt. My son is going to another Adamah camp this year. I show him the options, and he chooses one. I highly recommend your family participate in the Family Volunteer event (free) on 2/26 to check out the camp and get firsthand experience with it.

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My then 3.5 year old went to one week at UA summer 2018, liked it fine but I was more excited about it than he was. He went to the next winter break camp and loved it—multiple requests over a few months to go back in the summer, and occasionally sings songs (about the earth and composting) he learned there 5 months later. There were at least 2 counselors from the summer still there for winter which was lovely—he remembered them and they remembered him. He's excited to go back.