Frequently Asked Questions

What is the North American Jewish Adventure Getaway (aka International Event)?

In short, summer camp for adults. The North American Jewish Adventure Getaway 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 outdoors and explore Judaism in a natural setting. We stay at a summer camp and do all kinds of outdoor activities. The activities change every year depending on the locale. About 100 to 150 like-minded Jewish adventurers attend this event each year. This year, the event will include hiking, kayaking, biking, nature walks, horseback riding, whale watching, trips and tours, dancing, workshops, swimming, campfires, an afternoon of relay races, photography and a few more surprises!

What are the details for this year?

This year, we start with an amazing Pre-trip in the White Mountains starting on August 27th. The main Event runs from Thursday, August 29, 2013 through Monday, September 2, 2013. We'll finish with a Post-Trip in Boston ending on Wednesday, September 4th (Yes, we'll get you home in time for Rosh Hashanah).  We'll be staying at Camp Yavneh, a kosher camp in Northwood, NH, with both standard cabin bunkhouse accommodations and premium housing options. The camp is approximately 100 minutes from Boston and 45 minutes from Manchester, NH.

How do I register?

Registration is now closed. We'll see you in 2014!

How much does it cost?

Pricing for the Main Event is:

$500M/$550NM Last Minute Rate, August 16th to August 21st

Please note: Last Minute Rate has the following restrictions:

-       Cannot register for any activities that have an upcharge or require a count due to the vendor prior to this date.
-       Does not include any giveaways like T-shirts or Water Bottles.
-       Limited to Standard Housing only.
-       No special requests for special housing or food.
-       May or may not be included in the Attendee Roster handed out to the Attendees.
Pre-Trip and Post Trip pricing are IN ADDITION TO the above rates and can be found on the respective Pre-Trip and Post-Trip pages.

What does the schedule look like?

Please see the Daytime Activities pages and the Evening Activities page to get a sense of the schedule.

How do I register?

Go to the Registration Page and click on the link. That will take you through the registration process. Be sure you've looked through all of the activity options on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday pages before you register, so you can get through the process before it times out!

How do I volunteer to help out at the North American Jewish Adventure Getaway?

During the registration process, you will be given an opportunity to specify exactly what you want to volunteer for. Alternatively, you can e-mail

What are the Release of Liability, Publicity Release, Medical Release and

Code of Conduct?

All participants must sign the waiver form before attending the event as part of the registration process. This clarifies everyone's roles and responsibilities. Signing the form (or agreeing to its terms electronically) is a requirement for participation in the event. Mosaic also wants to be able to use pictures taken at the event on our website, in printed material and in general publicity. Your signature on the form (or agreeing to its terms electronically) indicates your understanding that some pictures may be used in this manner.

How do I get there?

This year we are providing transportation from Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) and Manchester, NH Airports (MHT).  Please see the Transportation page for more information.

When should I plan to arrive by plane?

If you want to take the Mosaic Shuttle from Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) please plan on arriving by 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th. You must pick up your luggage and plan to meet the Mosaic Shuttle for a 2:30 p.m. sharp departure to camp. When booking your flight, please allow enough time to pick up your luggage and get to the meeting place in Terminal C near Terminal E. The Mosaic Shuttle will leave Logan Airport at 2:30 p.m. sharp to beat rush hour traffic.

If you want to take the Mosaic Shuttle from Manchester Regional Airport (MHT) please plan on arriving by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. The Mosaic shuttle will leave at 3:30 p.m. sharp. See Transportation Page for details on which airlines serve this location. 

If you are coming in early for the Pre-Trip to the White Mountains, please plan to arrive on Tuesday, August 27th, no later than 12:15 p.m. into Logan Airport or into Manchester Airport no later than 1:45 p.m. Flights from most major airports arrive by 11:30 a.m.  The pre-trip transport will leave Logan at 1:00 p.m. sharp and will leave Manchester at 2:30 p.m. to meet our connections.

When should I plan to arrive by car?

If you plan on coming to the main event and you are driving, please plan to arrive between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013. 

When should I plan to fly home?

The bus will leave camp around 10:00 a.m. For the return trip from camp to airport on the shuttle please arrange your flight home:
●    After 1:00 p.m. on September 2nd at Manchester Regional Airport.
●    After 2:30 p.m. on September 2nd at Boston’s Logan Airport. We are expecting traffic on this day.
●    After 3:00 p.m. on September 2nd at Boston's South Street Station for Bus or Train departures.

If you plan to attend the Post-Trip, please plan on flying out of Logan Airport after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday September 4th. We will be using a ferry that starts running at 6:25 a.m.

If you are using the Mosaic Shuttle from camp to the Post-Trip, it will cost $30 one way or as part of your $60 round trip cost.  There will be no Mosaic transport to Manchester from the Post-Trip. There is public transit available for this if needed. There is also no Mosaic Shuttle to Logan Airport after the Post-Trip, but the Ferry will deliver you from your hotel to the airport.

What if I can't make it in on Thursday, or need to leave early?

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.

Do you need my travel information?

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 rideshares, Airport Shuttles, and matching people with similar travel plans to cut down our carbon footprint as well as create camaraderie among fellow travelers.

If you don't have the complete picture now, that's okay. Just go back into the registration system and put it there once you do. Please be sure to complete the form before August 15th. The earlier we have your information, the better we can help you get to camp. After August 15th, the registration system will be locked and no further changes can be made externally. After August 15th, please email any change requests to

What if I want to make a change to my registration?

Changes: Please keep your confirmation e-mail handy once you have registered. It will contain a special link to access your account for any changes or updates. If you lose this link you can use the one the registration page, it will just take a few extra steps. Please remember to add flight info, answers to the mixer questions, and any other changes as soon as you have the information available. You will be able to login and make changes up through August 15th. For any changes after August 15th, please contact

Please note that as we get closer to the event, the less space will be available for you to make adjustments to your activities or housing. All housing and activities are first come first served, and everything has limited capacity. Do not wait; decide now to ensure you get your first choices.

Charges For Any Changes: Please note if you make a change to anything that has a cost attached to it, there will be an 8% charge of the total dollar amount of the modification. This is because our online registration vendor (RegOnline) charges this fee to us. This processing fee will be levied no matter if the change in costs is a debit or a credit. This includes all cancellations as per the policy on the registration page.

Who goes to the event?

People that want to have fun! Jewish adults of all ages from all religious backgrounds, some more observant than others. Previous participants have come from all over the US, Canada, and even Israel and Australia. Over 100 people attend annually.

Do the cabins have electricity?

Most of the cabins have electricity. Please bring battery-operated devices when possible, especially a battery-operated alarm clock. The electrical outlet is not always where you need it.

Does the camp have cellular reception and/or internet access?

Internet access: Wi-Fi is available in some parts of camp.

Most cellular companies have reception in camp to some extent, but it has been known to fade in and out. Please see the emergency contact FAQ for information about reaching you at camp.

What are the accommodations like?

Camp Yavneh overnight accommodations include deluxe hotel-style guest housing, regular guest housing, cabins and bunks. Tenting is also available. See Accommodations for more info.

We suggest bringing an extra blanket in case it is chilly. The camp is in an area that gets very warm during the day but can get chilly at night.  Pajamas are recommended for warmth and as a courtesy to your bunkmates as well.

What's the food like?

We provide mostly healthy choices, and will make every attempt to accommodate special dietary needs. There are often a lot of vegetarians, so non-meat choices will be available at every meal. We have reviewed the menus with the camp in advance to ensure that there is something for everyone. It is important that you carefully denote your dietary restrictions and allergies on the registration form. For full day events, we make brown bag lunches; plenty of snacks will be provided.

What if there is a family emergency?

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.

What kind of clothing should I bring?

The weather this time of year is usually on the warm side during the daytime, and comfortable to cool at night. We suggest you come prepared for both warm and chilly weather. Probably shorts and T-shirts during the day and possibly jeans and a fleece at night. Dressing in layers is a great way to be prepared. Bring hiking boots! Bathing suits are a must, too, as the pool will be open on Saturday.

Appropriate gear is required for all activities. Activity leaders may exclude participants from an activity if they determine the individual is improperly attired. Example: Hiking boots or hiking shoes are required on all full day and/or moderate-difficult rated hikes. Please make sure you 'break in' new footwear before the event.

What other stuff should I bring?

Highly suggested items: a day pack or fanny pack that can hold lunch, water bottle or hydration pack, and other miscellaneous gear. Flashlight and extra batteries. Bug spray and sunscreen. Linens and pillows. Extra towels. Additionally, you may want to bring Frisbees, compass, stargazing guides, songbooks, trekking poles, hat, binoculars, field guides (bird/plant/mushroom/mineral), camera, deck of cards, toiletries, required medicines, etc.

What should I bring my stuff in?

Guess where those cute little suitcases with wheels don't work very well? Yep, you got it, a summer camp. The suitcase works fine; just don't expect the wheels to be too effective. Many people will pack their stuff in soft-sided duffel bags or backpacks. This also makes loading the buses easier. In most cases, the buses will NOT be able to pull up near the cabins, so you may have to carry your bags a little bit. This year there will be NO vehicles allowed in camp.

HOWEVER, if you arrive between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening ONLY, you will be able to drive up to your cabin to offload and then move your car to one of the assigned parking lots. If you arrive anytime after 6:00 p.m., you will drive directly to the parking lots and will need to carry your own stuff to your cabins. This may be a long walk depending on where your cabin is. For the people arriving by bus - we will help, but expect to carry your own stuff, and pack accordingly.

What is Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America?

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 15 clubs in the United States, Canada and Israel. Visit the main MOCA website at

What if I have more questions?

Email us at or call 1-888-MOSAICS for more information.

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