New Trybal Gatherings for Young Adults Announced for 2018
Trybal Gatherings, which last year launched a series of four-day all-inclusive getaways at Jewish summer camps across the county for young Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s, is back for 2018—with three new camps for young adults. The Gatherings are open to non-Jewish partners and friends who want to explore Jewish community. Registration for Gatherings is now open, with a discounted early bird special available until March 31, 2018.
“We are thrilled to bring young adults back to Jewish summer camp—some returning after years and some coming for the first time,” says Carine Warsawski, founder of Trybal Gatherings. “The Gatherings are a hit with young adults who want uninterrupted time with friends and the chance to meet new people. Whether it’s through tie-dye or s’mores, now more people can find ways to connect to Jewish community.
Each camp weekend includes both classic and reimagined camp activities for adults, such as color war, ropes courses, a Bar Mitzvah themed dance party, and inclusive and informal Shabbat experiences. All meals, lodging, and an open bar are included.
The Gatherings for 2018 are:
- Midwest / Aug 16-20: Oconomowoc, WI at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby-Union Institute (OSRUI)
- East Coast / Sept 6-9: Berkshires, MA at Eisner Camp
- West Coast / Sept 21-24: Malibu, CA at Gindling Hilltop Camp
Last year’s launch of Trybal Gatherings brought hundreds of people to its experiences. The top five camp activities, as ranked by attendees, were Campfire Storytelling; Color War; Havdalah; Shabbat; and the Bar Mitzvah Dance Party.
For many, Trybal Gatherings is an entry point to and for other Jewish life experiences. “We arrived as strangers, but left as a new Trybal Community,” says Julie Wolfman of Boston. “It was unlike any camp experience I’ve ever had and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. It was truly a magical weekend for people who had attended Jewish summer camp growing up and people who didn’t. I felt like my best self – so clear and pure and able to really be myself and a part of the community that formed so quickly and naturally”.
Early Bird registration for young adult camps is $499. Regular registration is $580. Through a partnership with NuRoots, a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, a number of Los Angeles residents are being subsidized to attend camp in Malibu. Trybal Gatherings sponsors include OneTable, Masa Israel Journey, and Reboot. Other product sponsors include Samuel Adams, Clif Bar, The Fat Jewish, Shmaltz Brewery, The Matzo Project, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.