Pearlstone

Adamah Adventure Camp

Explore the Natural World with Jewish Wisdom as a Compass

When kids play outside, they grow to love and learn from the Earth.

Through immersive nature adventures – swimming in the creek, exploring meadows, hiking in the forest, working the rich soil on our farm – Adamah Adventure Camp cultivates compassionate, and Jewish relationships with nature.

An amazing crew of talented farmers, wilderness experts, and fun-loving educators facilitate hands-on activities and immersive nature experiences. Campers explore the forest and the farm, swim, creek-walk, build fires, climb, share stories, sing songs, play games, and seek adventure while creating a community.

Choose the Summer Camp Program that’s Right for Your Child!


Offering 7 weeks (Mon-Fri) with a unique theme each week

June 24 – August 9

For Rising 1st-8th graders

Nature Exploration

August 4-August 14 (10 nights)

For Rising 4th-9th graders

Advanced Skills – Bow/Arrow & Knife Making or Wilderness Survival

July 7-July 14 (7 nights)

For Rising 8th-12th graders

Early-Bird Discount: 10% registration discount through November 15

“My son came not knowing anyone, the staff made him feel comfortable and welcomed. He developed very strong friendships due to the staff’s wonderful scaffolding of this. A very positive Jewish experience that he will take away with him for the rest of his life! Camp helped build his confidence and self-esteem. I could see him mature even at the end of one week. I couldn’t be happier and we will certainly be sending him next year.”

Day Camp

The perfect summer adventure for your rising 1st-8th grade children!

Each unique day engages campers in hands-on skills, beautiful stories, great songs, and fun community building as we connect to meaningful traditions of earth-based Judaism.

2024 Dates

Each camp week is Mon-Fri, 9 am-3 pm

Week 1 June 24-28: Jedi Week
Week 2 July 1-5: Fire Week *no camp on July 4*
Week 3 July 8-12: Archery Week
Week 4 July 15-19: Barnyard Bash Week
Week 5 July 22-26: Pirate Water World Week
Week 6 July 29-August 2: Alien Invasion Week
Week 7 August 5-9: Survivor Week

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Adamah Adventure Overnight Camps

We offer multiple overnight camp experiences:

  • Nature Exploration is for incoming 4th thru 9th graders, and is our traditional overnight experience with amazing specialists, awareness games, wild edible plant identification, night hikes, farm-to-table cooking, high ropes course and zipline, free swim, and more.
  • Advanced Skills is for incoming 8th thru 12th graders who are passionate and focused, and interested in making and learning to use high-quality tools (this year’s tracks: Bow/Arrow + Knife-Making OR Wilderness Survival). This camp has a focus on building independence, so campers sleep in their own tents in the Wilderness Village and help prepare many of their meals. 
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Nature Exploration Overnight Camp – For Rising 4th-9th graders
Advanced Skills Overnight Camp – For Rising 8th-12th graders

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Camp Counselors

Do you enjoy working with kids, the outdoors, art, music, mentoring, and appreciate Jewish values?

Join an amazing crew of talented farmers, wilderness experts, and fun-loving educators this summer as an Adamah Adventure Camp Counselor!

Adamah Adventure Camp is looking for counselors who are inspired by curiosity, awe & wonder, connection, and loving warmth. The ideal candidate is excited to work with youth and energized by spending time in nature while tapping into Jewish wisdom.

Available positions:
  • Day Camp Counselors
  • Nature Exploration Overnight Camp Counselors
  • Advanced Skills Overnight Camp Counselor
  • Specialists
    • Song leaders
    • Certified lifeguards (Adamah will cover the cost of certification for any interested counselor)
    • Logistics manager
Typical Schedule

Day Camp staff work from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm with campers on site 9 am-3 pm. Counselors spend the whole day outdoors leading interactive activities with up to 14 campers.

Overnight Camp Bunk Counselors spend the day outdoors leading interactive activities with up to 12 campers. Evenings are special and inspiring, with night hikes and community building around the bonfires. On Fridays a Shabbat festival concludes with a beautiful Shabbat service and a special meal. Saturday is spent engaging in restful Shabbat friendly activities.

Job Responsibilities
  • Engage youth campers in activities that introduce them to the natural world.
  • Create a safe space–physically and emotionally–for campers through proper supervision.
  • Plan and lead outdoor camp activities alone or with co-counselor(s) and specialists.
  • Supervise and participate in games, swimming at the pool and in the creek, art workshops, cooking, and song sessions.
  • Leading an immersive and meaningful shabbat experience.
  • Set up, break down, clean, and put away all materials used.

Additional responsibilities will vary depending on the camp session and experience/training of each counselor (ropes course, zip-line, creek swim, cooking, etc.)

Expectations and Requirements
  • Camp Counselors are nature-inspired, creative, patient, kind, curious, good listeners, playful, flexible, and hard-working.
  • Mandatory Camp Training
    • overnight camp training June 2024 dates TBA
    • All staff camp training June 2024 dates TBA
  • Work outdoors in hot and potentially inclement weather
  • Lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Walk moderate to long distances on uneven surfaces and hills
Compensation – 2024

Day Camp Counselors are paid $600 per week. Bonuses are awarded to counselors who work four or more weeks.

Overnight Camp Counselors are paid $840 for 7-day sessions and $1320 for 11-day sessions.

Specialists pay will vary based on the number of days worked and their level expertise.

Apply

Send your resume, a short personal introduction and any questions to camp@adamah.org

The Adamah Adventurers Anthem!
Meet Camp Director Leora Match
Adventure Camp at Pearlstone

Questions? Contact our Camp Director at camp@pearlstonecenter.org

Adamah Adventure Camp is generously supported by the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Harry and the Jeanette Weinberg Foundation