35 days. 31 people. An experience of a lifetime.

Entering 10th Grade

Climb the Grand Tetons, go white water rafting, explore the famous geysers of Yellowstone National Park. Your bus and camping trip with a small group will be filled with fun, laughter and good times that you’ll remember for a long time to come.

The Western Trip is an amazing opportunity for campers entering 10th grade.  Each bus will travel throughout the western United States with a group of 25 campers and six staff members, hiking and camping during the five-week trip. The values of Jewish identity, Jewish community, personal and communal growth, play out each and every day in a multitude of environments.

Campers on the Western Trip visits amazing state and national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Arches National Park, Zion National Park and Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, Yosemite National Park in California and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming.  Campers have an opportunity to go white water rafting in Colorado and mountain biking in Utah.  In addition to the many great day hikes, campers will go on two, three-day backpacking trips, one in the Rockies and the other in Yosemite.

Our schedule is flexible and the campers help plan all the activities, choose the hikes and cook the meals. Without modern devices such as cell phones and iPods, campers fully experience the wilderness.

We are self-sufficient on the Western Trip, planning and cooking all of our own meals. Some of our favorites include grilled cheese & tomato soup, Mexican, pancakes, pizza and lots of mac and cheese.