28th Annual International

Jewish Outdoor Escape 2018

Appalachian Sensation

Hosted by Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America

It’s Summer Camp for Grown-ups

August 30 – September 3, 2018

 Morgantown, WV

with a Pre-Trip in Pittsburgh, PA



Mosaic’s Jewish Outdoor Escape 2018, Appalachian Sensation is set in Morgantown, WV.  The Jewish Outdoor Escape is an event created for adults. Participants from all over the USA and Canada will converge at Camp Emma Kaufmann and the surrounding area to enjoy a spectacular weekend featuring outdoor activities that include:

Activities Include

  • Whitewater rafting options which include Class II – V rapids
  • Paddling on Cheat Lake –right from camp!
  • Bike ride trips available on all three days
  • Hikes of varying abilities
  • Caving at Laurel Caverns
  • Rock Climbing at Coopers Rock State Park
  • West Virginia Botanic Garden
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob
  • Tour and Historical Hike Sites
  • Visit Morgantown, WV
  • High and Low Ropes Courses
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Saturday Torah Study
  • Friday and Saturday Shabbat Services
  • Campfire Singing 
  • Dancing to a live band on Saturday night.
  • Private lakefront cove on Cheat Lake which includes a water trampoline and other fun toys, canoes, and kayaks.
  • Swim in one of three heated swimming pools that include two diving boards, water slides, and a fountain.


For more details, see the Daytime and Evening Activities pages.

Pre-trip in Pittsburgh

Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclines, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers.  

Join a small group of attendees, before the main Jewish Outdoor Escape, to explore the City of Pittsburgh.  Options may include museums, hikes, paddling around downtown, panoramic views from the Mount Washington Overlook, ride on either the Duquesne or Monongahela Inclines and tour the city.  We will be staying in Green Tree borough, which is three miles from Downtown. For more information, see the Pre-trip Web page.




What is Mosaic?

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.

Quick Facts

You and your friends, and lots of other folks ages 21 to 70 from across the map, with Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America


Main Event: Aug 30 - Sept.3

Pre-Trip: Aug 28 - Aug 30


Emma Kaufmann Camp
Please DO NOT contact the camp. Mosaic will answer any questions.

Kosher Camp?

Kosher with no supervision





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