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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.
We will be staying at Cedar Lake Camp in Milford, PA from Thursday August 29th to Monday September 2nd, 2019
The base price is yet to be determined, but you may pay less or more than that depending on when you register. 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 June. 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 Cedar Lake 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. AT&T has the best coverage, Verizon the worst.
During September, the temperature in Milford, PA typically ranges from 61°F (16.1° C) to 79°F (26.1° C) (and is rarely below 52°F (11.1°C) or above 88°F (31.1°C)). Check out our page for more details about Milford, PA and surrounding area for climate conditions.
Please look at the Misc. Page for more details.
You will need a pillow, sleeping bag and/or sheets, blankets. Bedding Packages are available for rental 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
Newark Liberty Airport (EWR): Please see the Transportation page for more information.
Please see the Transportation page for more information.
Look at the Pre-Trip Page for Details
ARRVIALS: Check-in at camp opens at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday August 29th
DEPARTURES: Plan to leave camp after 9:30am on Monday September 3rd. Everyone must be out of camp by 11:30 am
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 by looking at the links of daytime activities to the left.
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, August 30, 2019 / Av 29, 5779 Light Candles at 7:18 pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019 / Av 30 5779 Shabbat ends at 8:16 pm
Torah Reading: Parshat Re'eh interpretation by Chabab
Re'eh, Reeh, R'eih, or Ree (רְאֵה — Hebrew for "see", the first word in the parashah) is the 47th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17. In the parashah, Moses set before the Israelites the choice between blessing and curse. Moses instructed the Israelites in the laws that they were to observe, including the law of a single centralized place of worship. Moses warned against following other gods and their prophets and set forth the laws of kashrut, tithes, the Sabbatical year, the Hebrew slave, firstborn animals, and the three pilgrim festivals.
Parashat Re’eh Discussion Questions
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11–55