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


Supporting Jewish Single Parents; Family Retreat

Spring 2017 – April 7-9, 2017

Please join us for the 9th Annual Family Camp Weekend up at Camp Mountain Chai, co-sponsored with JFS’ Supporting Jewish Single Parents.

The weekend promises to be an exciting getaway for Jewish single 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. Jewish Single Parents.

Age specific activities will be offered for all children ages 6-18. We offer a child activity program for children 5 and under and a variety of additional programming for all parents.


Come See What Makes Camp Mountain Chai So Magical!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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.


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

Friday, August 11 – Monday, August 14, 2017

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


11th Annual Women’s Weekend at Camp Mountain Chai
A Real Camp Experience!


Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22, 2017

Something magical and powerful happens when ladies gather together.

Reward yourself with a weekend away at the 10th Annual Women’s Weekend where we’ll celebrate YOU, a Woman of Valor. Take a break from the craziness of everyday life and soak in the majestic San Bernardino Mountains, breathe the crisp autumn air and marvel at the ancient trees. Connect with Jewish Women of all ages through workshops and worship. Experience the uplifting joy of early morning yoga or a sunlit nature hike. Deepen friendships old and new around the campfire. Sing and dance to your heart’s delight before retiring to your cozy cabin.

Do as little or as much as you want…Women’s Weekend is all about YOU. Our promise: You’ll come home refreshed and renewed in body, mind & spirit and feel a deeper connection to your Jewish identity as a Woman of Valor.

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

Questions? Email us at womensweekend@campmountainchai.com




2017 Dates TBD

It’s camp in the winter! And we’ve expanded our grade retreat through 8th 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.

*Transportation is provided from the San Diego and Palm Desert area.

$175 Per Camper
Needs-based scholarships available

Questions? Email us at info@campmountainchai.com 



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