Backpacking, Kayaking, Surfing
Entering grades 7 – 8, June 23 – July 5, 2019
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, surfing, and sea kayaking, 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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Sample Itinerary: Surf ‘n’ Turf
This Quest takes you to the best of California’s phenomenal coastline, from the mountains of Big Sur to the sandy beaches of Ventura! Your adventure begins in the Bay Area, where you meet your leaders and fellow questers. Then, hop in a van and start making your way south, exploring Redwood groves, tide pools and breathtaking beaches. Your first adventure is a backpacking trip into the beautiful backcountry of Big Sur. Next, paddle through the Channel Islands on an overnight sea kayaking adventure, visiting eerie sea caves, towering cliffs, and abundant wildlife. Then catch a wave for two days of surfing lessons!
|Sunday||Meet your fellow questers and leaders in San Francisco. Get to know the group and spend your first night among the Redwoods - the tallest trees in the world!|
|Monday||Go tidepooling as you make your way toward the world-famous coastline of Big Sur. |
|Tuesday to Thursday||Stuff everything you need in a pack and get ready for a beautiful two-night backpacking trip through Big Sur. Climb to amazing views, swim in rivers, and sleep under the stars!|
|Friday-Saturday||Hit the beach as you journey down the famous Highway 1. Celebrate Shabbat and relax on the beach with your new friends!|
|Sunday to Monday||Check out the amazing sea caves, wildlife, and sunsets in the Channel Islands on your overnight kayaking adventure. Spend the night on Santa Cruz Island.|
|Tuesday to Wednesday||Catch a wave as you learn to surf from the pros! Spend your mornings receiving personalized surfing instruction in the warm waters of Southern California. No prior experience required!|
|Thursday||Start making your way north and spend your last night as a group feasting on a delicious banquet and celebrating your adventures together.|
|Friday||Return to San Francisco, where it all began. Say goodbye to your new friends and reunite with your family.|