Eco-Workshops & Experiential Programs
Pearlstone events include overnight immersive retreats, Adamah Adventure summer camp, various workshop series, and day-programs on our campus.
Our philosophy called “Torah of the Earth”, fosters profound transformations with personal spiritual resonance by weaving lessons and wisdom from Jewish texts with hands-on, practical skills related to stewarding the land and caring for the creatures of creation.
Talented educators lead Torah-infused discussions about food, agriculture and ecology with experiential programming integrating study, ritual, and action through Jewish wisdom and nature connection.
At Pearlstone, Torah of the Earth activates creative Jewish expression by engaging the head, the heart, the body, and the soul.
Farm & Forest School
Farm and Forest School welcomes youths of all backgrounds into immersive, earth-based learning experiences anchored in hands-on farm and forest skills, joyful nature connection, spiritual wisdom, and loving community.
Way of the Wilderness
Learn the survival skills that people of the land all over the world have practiced for thousands of years. This course is for educators, extreme beginners, outdoor experts or anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of ecology.
Where Kids can be Kids, Have Fun, and Learn—OUTSIDE!
Permaculture Design Course
Permaculture is the practice of designing, creating, and stewarding sustainable human habitats by following nature’s patterns.
This series aims to empower participants with stewardship & sustainability knowledge through guided learning and immersive exploration.
Enjoy Pearlstone all year long
Upcoming Retreats at Pearlstone
All of our retreats welcome everyone, regardless of religious practice and background. We take time to celebrate Shabbat and the holidays – how that occurs varies from retreat to retreat. You are always welcome to observe Shabbat and the holidays in your own way. We come together for meals, rituals, and other moments as a whole community, and we aim to have our educational classes accessible to everyone.
Pesach at Pearlstone
Reisterstown, MD | April 22, 2024
Pesach at Pearlstone is a comprehensive immersive retreat experience including lodging, meals, snacks, seders and access to campus amenities. Programming includes a robust offering of thought-provoking lectures, engaging activities for various age groups, and inspiring programs for all Jewish backgrounds and religious approaches….
Shavuot at Pearlstone
Reisterstown, MD | June 11, 2024
This annual immersive retreat is filled with inspiring Jewish learning, spirited singing, festive farm-to-table meals, and a pluralistic community building experience….
Family Farm Camp
August 14, 2024
“Each year we look forward to your family farm camp. To see our children grow from year to year is truly a blessing. We also get to see their ability…