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With your vision and goals in mind, let our team help you create a meaningful, inspirational and memorable event or retreat. Click “Start Planning” to complete a rental inquiry and someone from our team will be in touch soon to discuss desired dates, retreat needs and begin the planning process. Let’s get started!

Retreat Planning Resources

The one-stop-shop for retreat planners and leaders when you are on-site. Everything from check-in and out times, emergency procedures, a/v and parking information can be found here. Of course, our staff will be with you every step of the way!

This fillable housing grid is available to help organize your lodging with helpful information including number and size of beds in each housing location and which accommodations are ADA accessible. 

Camp Newman sits on over 300 acres of rolling hills, perfect for casual hiking. This Trail Map should be used as a guide to navigate accessible terrain. Please note that only trails currently marked on this map are cleared and safely passable at this time. 

This recommended packing list is a helpful guide for your guests and participants to prepare for their time at camp. We always recommend sturdy, close-toed shoes for maximum comfort and safety while on-site.

Lodging Pictures & Descriptions

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The Lodge Accommodations

The Lodge is a brand new upscale, hotel-style building with 28-double occupancy rooms. Centrally located at the heart of camp, steps from the Dining Hall and all that main camp has to offer. View The Lodge Room Map >

Each room has:

    • 2 queen beds & a private bathroom
    • Mini fridge, microwave & Keurig coffee maker
    • small outdoor seating area with rocking chairs
    • Several single ADA accessible rooms available

Cabin Accommodations


We have several cabin villages with a variety of outdoor amenities and a short walk to the heart of camp!


  • 1/2-cabins sleep up to 8 people and are great for groups of friends
  • Each suite includes four sets of bunk beds with one private bathroom with multiple shower stalls
  • All cabins include A/C and heat.
  • Several ADA accessible cabins available.

Camp Motel Accommodations


Our Camp Motel is located a short 5 min up-hill walk from the center of camp with a wonderful view overlooking the valley. Golf-cart transportation will be available to and from the Motel throughout the weekend during key transition times.

  • Motel Rooms can sleep up to 4 people and include twin-sized bunk beds in the 6 upper-level rooms and twin-sized single beds in the lower level rooms
  • Each room includes a private bathroom and shower
  • Balcony with incredible views


When is your facility available for rentals?

The Koret Conference Center at URJ Camp Newman is available end-of-August through end-of-May.

What is your rental minimum?

We require a minimum of 25 guests per night.

How many people can your facility accommodate?

Our maximum capacity is 375 for the 2023-2024 season.

What type of housing do you offer?

We provide housing options to accommodate all types of events and budgets including cabins, hotel-style rooms, and small apartment-style housing. Learn more about our lodging options >

Do you provide linens?

Linens are included in our Lodge rooms (village 2) and apartment-style rooms (village 4). Linens are available in other housing styles for an additional $25 per set. Each set includes a pillow and pillowcase, blanket, fitted and top sheets, and a set of body and hand towels.

Is your campus handicap accessible?

All our new buildings on main camp, including the dining hall, welcome center, and the lodge are wheelchair/handicap accessible, but our camp is positioned on a large hill with some areas a bit more difficult to access. We always have staff who can provide golf cart rides to those who need extra assistance, and we have many ADA rooms available.

Golf carts may be available for rental through an outside vendor. Please inquire for more information:

What time is check-in/checkout?

Check-in is typically at 4pm with dinner as the first meal. Leaders can begin arriving at 2pm to set up. Checkout is by 1pm with lunch as the last meal. Depending on the schedule, groups may be asked to move luggage out of housing spaces by 9am on checkout days with advanced notice. Please speak with Newman staff in advance for an early check-in or late checkout request.

What is the deposit schedule for a contract?

The deposit schedule is as follows:

  • 20% of your contracted amount due upon signing
  • 50% of the contracted total due 90 days before the event
  • Remainder of contracted total due 1 week before the event

Any additional charges or number increases will be billed in a post-event invoice to be paid within 14 days of receipt.

Is there an event space rental fee?

The nightly rate includes one program space that matches the size of your group as well as one pre-event room setup. If additional spaces are available, they may be utilized, but are not guaranteed.

Can I rent your facility for exclusive use?

Yes, we guarantee exclusivity with a minimal contract of $25k per night with a 2-night minimum on weekends. Some groups may end up being the only group on site, however, we do not guarantee this without the minimum.

Is your catering kosher?

We serve kosher style, meaning we do not serve dairy and meat in the same meal, and we never serve shellfish or pork. If you are interested in a fully kosher retreat please reach out to Chef Danny Robinow to learn more about possibilities and costs associated.

Can we bring our own food?

For specific events, we may allow outside catering with prior approval. Please inquire with our team to learn more. We do allow packaged snacks for non-meal times with prior approval. No nuts at anytime may be brought on-site and the Newman staff will not be responsible for serving or managing these items.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

We may allow alcohol, with prior approval dependent on the type of event. Please reach out to learn more about our policies. Newman is not liable or responsible for alcohol brought on premises and our staff cannot store or serve any alcohol.

Do you have a medical professional on staff?

No, we do not have a medical professional on property during your stay. We do have basic first-aid supplies and AEDs throughout camp, but we recommend bringing supplies or a medic to join your group if needed. The closest Hospital is Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital at 30 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Do you have WIFI?

We have a robust WiFi network throughout all our new buildings on main camp with just a few lodging locations with more sparce connectivity. For adult and family groups we will post the network information. Please let us know if you would prefer to have your participants disconnect and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.

What should I pack?

Please refer to our Suggested Packing List > to use as a guide. We encourage folks to wear either closed toed shoes or sandals with a back. The weather can be unpredictable in the hills of Sonoma and even during warmer months the temperature can drop significantly at night and in the early morning. Please remember to pack layers!