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Adventure Quests

Take friendship, nature and Judaism on the road for a transformative outdoor adventure.

Tawonga teens adventure travel questsQuesters sleep under the stars, share leadership, and learn new skills in a supportive, small-group environment.

Each trip follows a different itinerary and offers exciting outdoor activities like backpacking, rock climbing, sea kayaking and river rafting, which are designed to challenge, empower and inspire.

Teens choose the music, set the menu, and have fun together – it’s like a road trip with a dozen friends into the natural world. Tawonga’s four-part mission

of fostering positive self-image and self-esteem, creating cooperative community, encouraging a deep appreciation of nature and exploring Jewish identity and spirituality come to life on this off-site adventure.

Quest FAQs

Check out our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to learn more about our staff, food, flying in from outside of California, Jewish programs and life on the road with Tawonga!

Click the below links for sample itineraries and detailed descriptions of each Quest.

A Taste of Quest: Yosemite Adventure

Entering 6th-7th grades
6 days: June 14 – 19, 2020

Magical Mystery Tour: Mountains, Rivers, Beaches of California

Entering 9th-10th grades
2 weeks: June 21 – July 3, 2020

Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest: Surfing, Kayaking, Backpacking

Entering 7th-8th grades
2 weeks: June 21 – July 3, 2020

Northwest/Canada Quest: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Kayaking

Entering 9th-10th grades
3 weeks: July 5 – 24, 2020

Women of the Wild Quest: Backpacking, Rafting, Redwoods

Entering 7th-8th grades
2 weeks: July 12 – 24, 2020

Sierra Slam Quest: Rafting, Backpacking, Hot Springs

Entering 7th-8th grades
2 weeks: July 26 – August 7, 2020

Rock and River Quest: Rock Climbing, Rafting, Backpacking

Entering 9th-10th grades
2 weeks: July 26 – August 7, 2020