Women’s Getaway

March 1 – 3, 2024

What to Expect

Our 2024 Women’s Getaway is right around the corner!

Whether you are a “first-timer” or a seasoned veteran, Schechter Women’s Getaway will be an unforgettable experience.

Arrival for the weekend begins at 2:00 PM on Friday, and our program will end at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. Please plan to be ready to start your amazing weekend by 5:00 PM, with activities beginning as soon as the gate opens.

Meals will be provided from dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday. Snacks are available throughout the weekend.

We look forwarding to welcoming you at camp soon,

Melissa Bloom and Naomi Leavitt
2024 Women’s Getaway Co-Chairs

Review the program schedule

Shabbat: A Time Apart

Shabbat is a special time of the week – a space to rest, relax, and simply be. It’s a beautiful moment to enjoy, connect with other people, and fall in love with camp. On Friday night, we will gather as a whole community to mark the beginning of our weekend together. On Saturday morning, we will have singing, blessings before and after meals, and an optional prayer service.

Silent Auction

This weekend provides a unique chance to support the intersection of Judaism and Joy at Camp Schechter. Participate in our Women’s Getaway silent auction or make a direct donation to support camp. Your meaningful gift can make a significant impact this year!

Social Action Project

We will be making menstruation kits for our campers, with special notes from all of us! This was a valuable addition to camp last summer, and we would like to continue the tradition annually. Please bring tampons, pads, and pantyliners to donate (organic preferred).

Winter Coat Drive

Camp Solomon Schechter also runs the OSPREY program, which benefits 5th and 6th grade students from underserved communities. Unfortunately, some students arrive without clothing warm enough for the winter months at camp, and many lack the means to purchase such items themselves. Please bring new or gently used winter jackets and coats to donate (adult S through XL).

Shabbat Recipes

We are putting together a Shabbat cookbook from your favorite go-to Shabbat recipes! Please share them here, and feel free to leave a comment or note about the recipe’s history and significance to you and your family!

Our Location

Camp Solomon Schechter’s spectacular 175-acre wooded facility located near Olympia, WA features a private lake and river, miles of hiking trails in pristine forests and wetlands, and multiple outdoor adventure courses (ropes course, zip line, giant swing, and climbing tower).

Email Development Director Leah Conley to enroll!

Email Leah

Carpool with Friends!

Explore our self-directed carpool sheet to find a ride or offer an open seat!

Carpool Info

Learn Self Defense!

Secure your spot for special activities like Self Defense by signing up now!

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Help Others Attend!

Participate in a silent auction, or make a direct donation to support our camp!

Give Now

Chat on WhatsApp!

Stay in the loop by joining the official Women’s Getaway chat thread!

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Other Important Information

Special requests must be noted in registration and in the questionnaire, no later than January 1, 2024. Based on this information, staff and committee members will be assigning cabins and rooms. Arrangements will be done to the best of everyone’s availability, and no guarantees can be made.

All cabins come with bathrooms, including showers. Cabins have bunks. Private rooms have shared bathrooms that include showers.

Please be in touch with Leah Conely about any cancellation needs. As we have a wait list, we appreciate prompt communication and will attempt to fill your spot.

Campus has a locked gate with a coded entrance. Once the gate is closed on Friday night, we ask everyone to stay on property until departure time at the end of our weekend together. We have a facilities manager who lives on site in case of any emergency. We are also located near a hospital and will have volunteer medical professionals onsite with us for the weekend.

We have women from all over the US and Canada coming for this wonderful weekend. Our ages range from 20’s- 70’s! Some are first timers to Camp, and some are second or third generation “campers!” Everyone coming has choices and options galore throughout the weekend. Our goal is to make this your weekend with Camp. The CSS Women’s Getaway is open to women 21 and over.

Throughout the weekend, you will have opportunities to give to camp, and help make a child’s summer the best ever. Your contribution makes a difference.

A detailed schedule will be sent out before our weekend. All programs and activities are optional! One of the best parts about the weekend is that there are many different choices for things like chuggim (electives) and even for prayers and services. You get to choose what makes this weekend yours.

Our committee members have been hard at work making incredible things happen for a jam packed weekend. We are excited to offer you so many great possibilities to choose from.

Packing List

From art projects to hikes, rock climbing, boating, and so much more, there is a lot going on at Women’s Getaway, and we want to make sure that you pack accordingly.

Please do not bring valuable or sentimental items to camp. Camp is not responsible for lost or broken items.

Camp has a lot of uneven and rocky terrain, and is located on a hill. Please wear shoes that you can move around in. We do not recommend bringing high heels or platform shoes. All of the buildings and cabins used during the weekend are heated. However, you will be walking between buildings, and we want you to be comfortable. Please pack accordingly. A suggested packing list is below. Camp weather can vary and get cool at night.

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There is a new tradition at camp to wear white for Shabbat. Please bring white clothes for Shabbat if you are able. We wear something a bit nicer on shabbat than the rest of the week to make Shabbat that much more special. 

  • Tee Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jeans/Pants
  • Sweatshirt/Sweater
  • Lots of Socks and Undies!
  • PJs
  • Warm Jacket
  • Raincoat (hopefully won’t use it)
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm Hat
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Hiking Shoes or boots
  • Fitted Sheet
  • Top Sheet
  • Pillow/Pillow Case
  • Blanket or Sleeping Bag
  • Bath Towel
  • Beach Towel
  • Washcloth/Face Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Soap
  • Comb/Brush
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Any other health and toiletry supplies you otherwise use
  • Medication you would use
  • Tissues
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Musical instrument
  • Book
  • Journal, writing utensils
  • Yoga mat
  • Board game
  • Talit/Tefillin, Kippah if that’s your custom
  • Swimming Goggles
  • Adult Beverages if Desired – Wine will be served at all dinners and there will be some signature cocktails at the Saturday night Program.
  • We love cats, dogs, snakes, and rabbits… but they can’t come to Women’s Getaway. No pets allowed. 
  • CSS is a kosher and nut-free facility, so all food needs to have a hechsher (kosher symbol) and be nut-free. 
  • CSS is a weapons-free facility (besides the archery bow and arrows we provide).

Join us for Women’s Getaway!