Year-Round Programs & Retreats

Testimonials from our CMC Families

The major strength of Camp Mountain Chai is the sense of community and camaraderie. My children have so much fun at CMC! They can't wait to go back each year. It is clear that a lot of thought and energy is put into every aspect of the camp experience - Camp Parent, Los Angeles

Camp Mountain Chai embraces a positive spirit, supports a Jewish identity and cultivates independence and confidence - Camp Grandparent, San Diego

CMC is the glue to all the Jewish education and experiences I provide the kids over the year. CMC is what makes them proud to be Jewish - Camp Parent, Phoenix

Sunday, October 27, 2019 & Sunday, April 26, 2020
Our annual Open House is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your future camper to the magic of CMC . The day will be filled with activities, an outdoor barbecue lunch, tours of the property and time to meet some of our counselors and staff. Test your aim at the archery range, see our camp from new heights on the ropes course, and create something special to take home from arts and crafts. Our staff cannot wait to share their love of Camp Mountain Chai with you and your family. Whether you are considering Jewish summer camp for the first time or have been a member of the CMC community in summers past, we look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP Here. All are welcome anytime between 12 pm and 4 pm.  There is no charge to attend.



IMG_0201Join us for our 13th Annual Women’s Weekend! It’s all about YOU—connecting with yourself, with other women, and with nature.  When women gather at camp, magic happens.  Join us to feel enriched, powerful, and alive.

You deserve a weekend away from your everyday life to connect with yourself and other Jewish women in the majestic San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear, CA.  Worship, sing, dance, hike, and create art while breathing the crisp autumn air.  Experience the serenity of sunrise morning yoga while marveling at the ancient pines. Deepen friendships old and make new ones around the campfire before falling asleep in your cozy cabin.

This Women’s Weekend is really all about YOU.  Return home refreshed in body, mind and spirit.

Sample Schedule

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Join the Camp Mountain Chai Women’s Weekend Group on Facebook!

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Friday, December 20 – Sunday, December 22, 2019

It’s camp in the winter! And we’ve expanded our grade retreat through 10th grade!! Join us for a community Shabbaton weekend at Camp Mountain Chai to bring children from different synagogues, movements and areas of Southern California together for a weekend of camp fun!

Reunite with your camp friends and make new one’s in what promises to be a fun, and unforgettable weekend with snow!  (Hopefully)

The weekend will include camp style Shabbat services, informal educational programs around the weekend theme, song sessions, mixers, social programs, fun and a great weekend camp experience.  If you’ve never been to CMC this a great way to experience a slight taste of what camp is like in the summer.

8th-10th Grade Campers will also enjoy Saturday night snow tubing in Big Bear

*Transportation is provided from San Diego and Redlands areas.

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Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

Join us for a fun, action-packed weekend to include:
Family Shabbat and Havdalah, PJ Storytime, Arts & Crafts, Nature Walks, Ropes Course, Archery, Sports, Music, and more of your favorite camp activities! Have a special time with your family and meet new friends.

Geared toward families with kids aged 3-11. Age specific activities will be offered for all children and teens.


Grandparent’s Weekend…IT’S BACK!
It’s camp for Children and Grandparents!

September 11-13, 2020

img_5754It’s all about Connections. Together at Camp Mountain Chai you and your grandchildren (ages 5 to 13) can experience specially-planned programs and activities that will lead to a lifetime of memories.

We’ll do the work – and you’ll have the fun.

In a beautiful setting 7500 ft. in the majestic mountains of San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear, each family cozies up in their own spacious, rustic cabin (with carpeting, heat and indoor plumbing). Each day of your four-day camp is packed with lush nature walks, sports and crafts activities, memorable campfires and the unique experience of sharing Jewish music, dance and tradition.

Long after camp is over, you’ll be remembering and sharing the joyous and moving experience and the many ways meaningful Jewish content is integrated into daily activity.

Enhance your connection with your grandchildren as you share this rich adventure – and as they deepen their own Jewish identity. Sorry…no parents allowed!

CLICK HERE for a sample itinerary



For information on hosting an off-season retreat or conference at Camp Mountain Chai, please visit our retreat center website.