Mid-Year 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


Come See What Makes Camp Mountain Chai So Magical!

Sunday, October 22, 2017 & Sunday April 15, 2018

IMG_6068Our 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 barbeque lunch, tours of the property and time to meet some of our 2017 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!

No RSVP required. All are welcome anytime between 12 pm and 4 pm.



Friday, December 15 – Sunday December 17, 2017

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 Sunday skiing in Big Bear

*Transportation is provided from San Diego, Los Angeles and Redlands areas.

(Separate registrations required for 2nd-7th and 8th-10th grade campers.)
2nd-7th grade – $175 per Camper – REGISTER NOW
8th-10th grade – $250 per Camper (includes lift ticket) – REGISTER NOW
Needs-based scholarships available

Questions? Email us at info@campmountainchai.com 


Shalom San Diego Family Camp
April 13-15, 2018

Please join us for our inaugural Family Camp Weekend up at Camp Mountain Chai, co-sponsored with PJ Library, LFJCC, JFS, and Jewish Federation of San Diego.

The weekend promises to be an exciting getaway for Jewish parents and their children in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains which offers fresh air, mountain vistas, gorgeous wooded acreage, personalized service and the best facilities around.

Age specific activities will be offered for all children.


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

TBD 2018

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


12th Annual Women’s Weekend at Camp Mountain Chai
A Real Camp Experience!

Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2018

IMG_0201Women’s Weekend is all about YOU—connecting with yourself, with other women, and with nature.  When women gather, magic happens.  Our lives are enriched.  We feel powerful and we feel alive.

You deserve a weekend away from your everyday life, to connect with yourself—and with women of all ages–in the majestic San Bernardino Mountains.  Breathe the crisp autumn air and marvel at the ancient pines.  Worship, sing, dance, hike, create art, or take a walk by yourself.  Experience the joy of early morning yoga. Deepen friendships old and new around the campfire, and then fall fast asleep in your cozy cabin.

This inspiring Women’s Weekend really is all about YOU.  Do as many activities as you wish, or do nothing at all.  Our promise:  you will return home refreshed and renewed in body, mind and spirit, and you will feel a deeper connection to your Jewish identity.

Sample Schedule

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

Questions? Email us at womensweekend@campmountainchai.com



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