Adamah’s Tiyul 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’s Tiyul 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 2023 Summer Camp Program that’s Right for Your Child!

Day Camp

For Rising 1st-8th graders

June 26 – August 11 (7 weeks)
Mon-Fri, 9 am – 3 pm

$440 per camper for the first session, take $20 off any additional week

Overnight Camp

For Rising 4th-9th graders

June 25-July 2
Session one (7 nights) $1,300

June 25-July 9
Session two (11 nights) $2,150

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

Day Camp is 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.

Session Dates and Costs

Day camp sessions are Mon-Fri, 9 am-3 pm

  1. June 26 – June 30 (Session 1)
  2. July 3 -July 7 (Session 2)
  3. July 10 -July 14 (Session 3)
  4. July 17 -July 21 (Session 4)
  5. July 24 -July 28 (Session 5)
  6. July 31 -August 4 (Session 6)
  7. August 7 -August 11 (Session 7)

$440 per camper for first session; take $20 off any additional week

Camp Details

An amazing crew of talented farmers, wilderness experts, and fun-loving educators facilitate hands-on activities and immersive nature experiences including:

  • Exploring the forest with shelter building, fire making and creek walking
  • Connecting to the land with seed planting and vegetable harvesting
  • Caring for our animals
  • Swimming in the pool (don’t forget the water slide!)
  • Flying on our Zip-lines, or climbing up in the trees on our high ropes course and rock wall
  • Getting creative with tie-dyeing, farm to table cooking, and natural crafts
  • Singing, storytelling, and playing team games

Pre-scheduled activities include pool time 3 days a week, zip-line and/or high ropes at least once a week. Pod leaders choose additional activities that best fit the spirit and energy of each group. Fridays are a special ‘choose your own adventure’ Shabbat party with festival style activities.

Please review the FAQs for information.

Parent Packet

The Adamah’s Tiyul Adventure Day Camp – 2023 Parent Packet contains important details about pick up and drop off times, recommended clothing and gear, Covid policies, and other helpful information.

Overnight Camp

Tiyul Adventure Overnight Camp connects your rising 4th-9th grade children to Jewish traditions through hands-on activities and an immersive Shabbat experience in the beautiful and diverse surroundings on campus.

Session Dates and Costs

Choose one or both summer 2023 sessions:

  • June 25-July 2 – Session one (7 nights) $1,300
  • June 25-July 9 – Session two (11 nights) $2,150

Camp Details

Camp is a safe and inclusive space ideal for busy adventurers looking for a first-time overnight camp experience. An amazing crew of passionate farmers, wilderness experts, and talented educators create a fun-loving atmosphere for all the favorite camp activities along with meaningful experiences connected to Jewish traditions and spiritual wisdom.

Days are packed with forest exploration, shelter building, creek walking, caring for farm animals, farm to table cooking, and natural crafts.

Evenings are special and inspiring, with time to relax and build friendships while picking berries at sunset, playing team games at dusk, thrilling sensory night hikes, and storytelling around the campfire.

Shabbat at camp is joyous and magical. After an all-camp festival style party, an immersive Kabbalat Shabbat service is followed by a special meal and talent show. Saturday begins with morning services outdoors, then a day full of Shabbat friendly games, time for rest and reflection, and relaxing nature exploration. As the sun fades below the horizon, a vibrant Havdallah ceremony brings community together around the bonfire with music, singing, and celebration.

Please review the FAQs for information.

Advanced Skills Camp

Teens ages 13-17 will spend 8 days learning a new hard skill from a master craftsperson, or 5 days learning a variety of nature skills from an experienced naturalist in community at Pearlstone, while spending the evenings cooking, playing games and having adventures!

Camp Sessions and Dates

Choose one or both summer 2023 sessions:

  • June 25-July 2 – Earth Skills (7 nights) $1,450
  • July 5-10 – Nature Skills (5 nights) $1,250

Each session of Skills Camp is limited to a maximum of 20 campers.

Skills Camp is for teens who want to deepen their knowledge with focus on a special project. Throughout the week we go on creek walks, pick wild edibles, and harvest vegetables from the farm. In the evenings, we build campfires, go on night hikes, play capture the flag, tell stories, and sing songs together. Campers spend the entire time outside, including camping out overnight in individual tents.

Earth Skills Details

Focus: Bow-making and Archery, or Leather and woodworking.

Campers spend the week crafting their own handmade bow, leather quiver and arrows or a leather backpack, knife handle and leather sheath. Both tracks of this session will involve woodworking with files, and leather stitching. All tools and materials will be provided.

Earth Skills is taught by expert craftsman Peter Yencken who has taught crafting with children and adults for many years. Campers love his gentle, carefully guided mentorship. Learn more about Peter HERE.

Nature Skills Details

Focus: advanced forest-based skills.

Campers will forge deep connections to the wilderness while forming a tight knit community through wandering and learning to live off the land. This may include learning about new wild edible plants and cooking them, building advanced shelters, carving and bowl-burning, making natural paints and dyes, and learning a variety of awareness skills and games.

Nature Skills is taught by our own resident Naturalist Joe Murray. Please review the FAQs for more information.

Parent Packet

The Adamah Tiyul Adventure Skills Camp – 2023 Parent Packet contains important details about pick up and drop off times, recommended clothing and gear, Covid policies, and other helpful information.

Parent packs will be available in April

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 a Tiyul Adventure Camp Counselor!

Adamah’s Tiyul 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 work with 1st-8th graders from June 26 to August 11
  • Overnight Camp Counselors work with 4th-9th graders from June 25 to July 16
  • Advanced Skills Camp Counselor work with 8th-12th graders from June 25 to July 2 and/or July 5 to July 10.
  • 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 16-18
    • All staff camp training June 19–23
  • Work outdoors in hot and potentially inclement weather
  • Lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Walk moderate to long distances on uneven surfaces and hills


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.


Send your resume, a short personal introduction and any questions to


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Are you a first-time camper?
Meet our new Camp Director, Leora Match!

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