Adventure Quests

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

Unfortunately, after careful consideration, we have determined that it is not yet safe to re-open our site for programs from July through October. The known and unknown risks of transmission conflict with Tawonga’s fundamental commitment to the health and safety of our families. We will reopen as soon as we are ready to do so.

All families canceled from 2020 programs will have a priority registration period beginning on November 18. Click here to view 2021 programs. Please note that programs and dates may change as a result of COVID-19.

To read more about our response to COVID-19, click here. You are also invited to join our virtual summer programming, “Tawonga at Home” for all ages!

For reference, you can read below to learn more about our Quests for future seasons, including financial options and registration. Feel free to call or email us with any questions at 415.543.2267 or

Quest Overview
Entering grades 6th – 10th

A Tawonga Quest is a road trip full of friends and adventure. Questers sleep under the stars, immerse themselves in epic wilderness, connect to Jewish values and learn new skills in a supportive, small group cohort.

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. Questers choose the music, set the menu and have fun together – it’s like a road trip with a dozen friends into the natural world.

Group of teens on an adventure quest standing beside a van with a raft on top
Teens rafting on an adventure quest


Tawonga’s four-part mission of building self-esteem, creating cooperative community, and fostering connections to Judaism, spirituality and the natural world come to life during these off-site adventures. Quests are the perfect balance of thrill time and chill time.


Check out our Quest FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to learn more about our staff, food, out-of-state transportation, Jewish content and life on the road with Tawonga!

How to Register

There’s no application required – Questers can register individually or find a group of friends and sign up together; as long as there’s space available, everyone will be on the same trip!

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