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, April 7th, 2019 & Sunday, October 27, 2019

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 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.  This is no charge to attend.



Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9, 2018

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.

(Separate registrations required for 2nd-7th and 8th-10th grade campers.)
2nd-7th grade – $250 per Camper – REGISTER NOW
8th-10th grade – $295 per Camper (includes snow tubing ticket) – REGISTER NOW
Needs-based scholarships available

Questions? Email us at info@campmountainchai.com 



Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019

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

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.



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

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

Questions? Email us at womensweekend@campmountainchai.com


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

TBD 2019

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.