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San Diego County, CA Reform

Akiba Resident Camp

An experiential Reform Jewish camping experience where relationships are built and memories last forever

Camp Akiba Resident Camp was founded in 1965 and is the Resident Camp of Temple Akiba in Culver City. Although we do not own a camp site, we have made many camps in Southern California our home. We currently hold our Resident Camp at Indian Hills Camp in San Diego County, with bus transportation from Culver City.

We pride ourselves on our creative programming, our inclusivity, and on our ability to foster very close relationships over our short 2 week program. Almost all of our counselors went to Camp Akiba and were trained within our hands-on 2 year counselor-in-training program.

At Camp Akiba, we love to exhibit spirit through dance, song and games. Our campers also get the chance to experience Reform Judaism in their own way through our creative Shabbat services.


*We welcome transgender, intersex, non-binary and gender-non conforming campers



San Diego County, 93105



Culver City, 90230

Campers per Session

Medium (100-399 campers)

Staff to Camper Ratio



Coed, Non-binary

Dietary Needs

Allergy accommodations, Gluten-free accommodations, Kosher style, Vegetarian

Meet The Director

Leah Penso

Leah Penso has been Temple Akiba's Youth & Resident Camp Director for the last 10 years. She grew up at Temple Akiba, became a Bat Mitzvah there and eventually met her future husband at Camp Akiba. Leah also has a Master's degree in Counseling and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.