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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 Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, WV for the Jewish Outdoor Escape 2018
The standard rate is $449, 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 Post-Trip) and some activities. Full pricing information is available on the Registration Page.
Early Bird registration will start in June for $399 base rate. See Registration Page for more details.
Check out the Volunteer for full descriptions of areas we are looking for volunteers. . Then go to Contact Us page to see who is in charge of each department to see who you should contact. .
Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America is a non-profit organization focused on bringing Jewish adults together where they can experience and explore the outdoors and the Jewish experience, history, and background in environments that promote Jewish learning, continuity, and community. Mosaic has more than 12 clubs in the United States, Canada, and Israel. Visit the main MOCA website at www.mosaicoutdoor.org.
Friday through Sunday will include a mixture of Hiking, Biking, Climbing (High ropes, Ziplines, canopy tours), Whitewater Rafting (Class II > V), Kayaking, Canoing, History Tours, Frank Lloyd Write Tours, Botanical Garden Tours, Mountain Coaster Rides, Archery and more.
Please see the In Camp Daytime Activities, Out of Camp Daytime Activities, Evening Activities and Pre-Trip pages to 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 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 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 availble for those who requested them via their registration. See Food Page for more details.
“All food served at Emma Kaufmann Camp is prepared in accordance with the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut (kosher).” EKC is NOT supervised by a Mashgiach. See Food Page for more details.
We will be staying at Emma Kaufmann Camp which include overnight accommodations in staff /guest housing, bunk cabins, platform tents 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 Morgantown typically ranges from 62°F (17°C) to 79°F (26°C) and is rarely below 53°F (11°C) or above 88°F (31°C). Check out our page for more details about Morgantown, WV 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 availble 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. See Misc. Page page
Pittsburg, PA. Please see the Transportation page for more information.
Please see the Transportation page for more information.
Arrive anytime after 3 pm on Tuesday August 28th, 2018 at the hotel in Pittsburg. There will be public and private transportation options to get from the airport to the hotel yet to be detirmined. Please see the Pre-Trip page for more details.
ARRIVALS: If you are taking Mosaic Shuttle from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to the main event please arrive by 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 30th.
DEPARTURES: Book your flights AFTER 1:30 pm for domestic flights and after 2:00 pm for international flights on Monday, September 3rd from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).
ARRVIALS: Check-in at camp opens at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday August 30th
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.
Friday August 31, 2018 / Elul 21, 5778 Light Candles at 7:34 pm
Saturday, September 1, 2017 / Elul 21 5778 Shabbat ends at 8:32 pm
Torah Reading: Ki Tavo interpretation by Chabad or Rabbi Shefa Gold
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22