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Housing and Camp Details
In short, a summer camp for adults (21 and over). Mosaic's Jewish Outdoor Escape is held every year on Labor Day Weekend. It gives Jewish outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world the opportunity to spend time with each other, enjoy the out-of-doors and explore Judaism in a natural setting. We stay at a summer camp and do all kinds of activities which vary every year depending on the locale. About 100 to 200 like-minded Jewish adventurers attend this event each year. This year, the event will include hiking, kayaking, biking, nature walks, trips and tours, dancing, workshops, swimming, campfires, photography and a few more surprises!
People that want to have fun! Jewish adults of all ages from all backgrounds, and levels of observance. Previous participants have come from all over the US, Canada, Israel and even as far as Australia. Over 100 people attend annually.
Add-on costs include upgraded housing, airport transportation, extensions (Pre-Trip) and some activities. Full pricing information is available on the Registration Page.
Registration will open sometime in the Spring of 2020. See Registration Page for more details.
Check out the Volunteer page for full descriptions of areas we are looking for volunteers. Then go to the Contact Us page to see who is in charge of each department to see who you should contact.
Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America (MOCA) integrates Jewish values with an appreciation of the outdoors. It brings together members of the Jewish community to celebrate and explore the great outdoors in a social setting. This is achieved by: 1) Sponsoring activities on a national/international scale; and 2) Encouraging and facilitating the formation and continuation of local Mosaic clubs for the purpose of sponsoring local/regional activities.
Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America is a volunteer-run organization that allows Jewish adults with a love of the outdoors to get “back to nature” and have some fun. With 12 clubs located throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, our international non-profit, volunteer-run organization promotes appreciation of the outdoors, nature, outdoor skills and conservation, while building Jewish community and continuity.
Friday through Sunday will include a mixture of Hiking, Biking, Climbing (high ropes, ziplines, canopy tours), Whitewater Rafting (Class II > III), Kayaking, Canoeing, History Tours, Archery and more.
Please see the Daytime Activities, Evening Activities, Pre-Trip and Post-Trip pages for more details of the schedule.
We will hold a Meet Your Leader Meeting the night before every activity. The meeting will be a chance for you as a participant to learn some specifics of the activity you will be doing the next day along with important updates that may be unknown until now. It is extremely imperative that you attend these meetings. It may mean the difference in your ability to attend the activity or not the next day. Therefore, ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. Activity leaders have the right of refusal of participation to anyone who did not attend said meeting the night before. During these meetings, the leader will
All meals will be provided by the camp staff. This is basic camp food, menu TBD. Past entrees have included falafel, chicken, beef, salad bar, etc. Vegetarian, Gluten and Dairy Free meals are available for those who requested them via their registration. See Food Page for more details.
See more information on the Food Page
We will be staying at the camp which include overnight accommodations in staff /guest housing, bunk cabins, and bring-your-own tent. See Accommodations for more info.
All of the cabins have electricity, but the numbers of outlets are limited. Please bring battery-operated devices when possible, especially a battery-operated alarm clock. Extension cords and power strips are highly recommended.
Internet access: Wi-Fi is available in some parts of camp.
Cell coverage is spotty.
Please look at the Misc. Page for more details.
You will need a pillow, sleeping bag and/or sheets, blankets. Bedding Packages and Towel Packages are available for purchase. See Misc. Page for more info.
Highly suggested items: a day pack or fanny pack that can hold lunch, water bottle or hydration pack, and other miscellaneous gear. Any gear needed for specific activities. See Misc. Page page
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): Please see the Transportation page for more information.
Please see the Transportation page for more information.
Look at the Pre-Trip Page for Details
That’s okay with us; we’ll leave the light on for ya’. Unfortunately, you'll have to make your own travel arrangements. Please let us know the details. There are no discounts or refunds for late arrivals or early departures.
Yes. Please be sure to provide your travel information so we know when and where to find you! We make every effort to make sure everyone is taken care of. This includes rides shares, Airport Shuttles, and matching people with similar travel plans to cut down our carbon footprint as well as create camaraderie among fellow travelers.
Go to the Registration Page, read the valuable info on this page, you will find the link to the registration website at the bottom of this page.
Note: Spend time deciding on your activities for each day prior to registering.
No. All Registrations MUST be done ONLINE via the registration website. If you have difficulty completing your registration, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Please be considerate as we are volunteers.
All payments are via Credit Card or Paypal. All amounts listed are in US dollars. Foreign payments are automatically converted to the appropriate currency.
Go to Attendee Info Page
Go to Resources Page on the Main Mosaic Website
We certainly hope this isn't necessary, but, in case of an emergency, the phone number to call is: 1-888-MOSAICS. We will provide additional emergency contact information after you register. More info on the Contact Us Page.
Candle Lighting Times
Friday, September 4, 2020 / Elul 15, 5780 Light Candles at 7:32 pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020 / Elul 16 5780 Shabbat ends at 8:38 pm
Torah Reading: Parashat Ki Tavo interpretation by Chabab
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1 - 60:22