W. J. Colen Freshmen Retreat – Fall 2023

Registration closes Tuesday at midnight!

Our annual freshmen retreat is a long-time favorite of Jewish Cal Students, and is most often cited as the program that creates long-lasting friendships among students! Retreats present an invaluable opportunity to get to know fellow students, meet and get to know the Hillel staff and student leaders, engage in bonding and learning activities, and most importantly, have FUN!

  • The W.J. Colen Freshmen Student Retreat will be held from the evening of Sunday, September 3rd to Monday, September 4th of Labor Day weekend
  • It will be at Camp Newman in Santa Rosa
  • Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 29th at midnight. There are limited spots left, grab one now!!

Some things to look forward to:

  • Campfires and song circles
  • Hiking trails and stargazing
  • Team building with other Jewish students
  • Three meals, transportation, and lodging

All for only $25.00!*

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Hannah, our Program Associate, at hsnyder@berkeleyhillel.org.



Click here for a Sample Schedule

Click here for a Sample Packing List

Click here for Retreat FAQs

*If the price of the retreat is a barrier for your attendance, please reach out to us. It’s important that all members of our community are able to join us!