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Rock and River Quest

Rock climbing, white water rafting and backpacking

Entering grades 9 – 10
July 26 – August 7, 2020

A Quest is a road trip full of friends and adventure. Sleep under the stars and visit some of the most spectacular places on earth. Learn new skills, like backpacking, rock climbing, sea kayaking and whitewater rafting, in a supportive, small-group environment. This is adventure travel like none other – you pick the music, you set the menus, and you put together your own totally out-of-the-box Jewish experiences. Like a road trip with a dozen friends, Quest is the perfect balance of thrill time and chill time.

There’s no application required – register on your own, or you and a group of friends can sign up together, and as long as there’s space available, you’ll all be on the same trip! Quests are a lot of freedom and a lot of fun.

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And for a glimpse into last year’s Rock and River Quest, check out our blog!

Sample Itinerary: Rock and River Quest

From Yosemite’s granite peaks to the thrilling American River, this Quest is full of adrenaline-packed adventure!

SundayMeet your leaders and head to the mountains! Make camp and get to know your group around the campfire.
MondayTake a day hike to a picturesque view or swimming spot and continue getting to know your group.
Tuesday to ThursdayLearn rock-climbing from the pros! This two-day clinic will teach you how to climb, belay, rappel, and more from the scenic granite of Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows.
Friday to SundayExperience nature's peace as you leave civilization behind. Backpacking in the High Sierras brings the group together as you learn to support each other and conquer new challenges together. Carry all the food, clothing and equipment you'll need for the next three days on your back. Sleep under the stars and take in the views of granite domes, snow-capped mountains, and clear mountain streams. Your wilderness leaders will teach you everything you need to know to be safe and have fun on this backcountry adventure. Celebrate Shabbat in the wilderness like never before.
MondayYou'll be happy to be back in the van knowing hot showers are ahead! Laundry, grocery shopping, and phone calls home recharge the group and your supplies.
Tuesday to ThursdayHold on tight! This splash-filled adventure features two days of whitewater rafting down the American River through class 2 and 3 rapids. From your camp along the river's edge, you'll roast marshmallows over the campfire, see wildlife, and celebrate the past two weeks with an awesome final banquet.
FridayHead back to the Bay Area, where it all began. Time to say goodbye to your new friends and reunite with your family!