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7th Annual Jewish Outdoors Fun Day!

7th Annual Jewish Outdoor Fun Day!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

It’s our biggest event of the year!!!

Hikes! Picnic! Workshops!

High Point State Park

Don’t miss out!



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Early Bird Deadline: May 8

Last day to register: May 19

*Make a weekend out of JOC Day '14 and camp with us on Sunday night!  Registration details to be sent separately.  Limited spots available. 

Schedule of events: 

10:30 AM Registration

Begin the day with a hike as EASY, MODERATE or STRENUOUS as you like.Rejoin your friends at a sumptuous BBQ, catered for the 4th year(!) by Executive Caterers of Bergenfield, NJ

3:30-4:30 PM

Learn more about the great outdoors through a variety of workshops (or lead your own*):

NEW 2014 workshops will include:

Hiking With Kids              Yoga                      Hebrew Nature Walk  

Along with some* of these old favorites:  

   Meditation                      First Aid                        Knot Tying

   Orienteering                    Hiking 101                    Packing for a backpacking trip

Along with Frisbee, volleyball, and chilling out by the lake at High Point State Park.

*We welcome the expertise of our membership--Do you have a special knowledge of the outdoors you would like to share?  

For details about leading your own workshop, contact [masked].


We are offering this full day of events to you for the special, limited time price of $32 until May 8. After 5/8, the price goes up to $39. This includes your choice of leveled hike, BBQ lunch, and afternoon workshop.

Cancellation policy: Because of the reservations necessary to make this event a success, we cannot offer any refunds after May 8.  Heavy rain will cancel, but in case of all other weather WE ARE ON.  

Who's in the crowd?

Typical attendees are between ages 21-45.  Some members are married, many are not. We are a relaxed, welcoming and "non-New York-ish" group of people who love to explore and enjoy the outdoors. 

Please notice that this is NOT a "singles event." We have NO matchmakers or speed dating.  Come with an OPEN MIND, and you just might make some new friends who share your interest in the outdoors.

Also note that all hikes are geared for adults; there is no child programming at this event.  

How many?

This year, the event is capped at 200 people due to permit requirements relating to Memorial Day.  Don't get closed out!!!  Last year we had 245 in attendance, so we know that these tickets are hot!  Don't believe us?  Check our facebook page!

***Note that registration will close 6 days before the event, at midnight on MONDAY, May 19.  


If you are a driver willing to offer rides to other JOCers or a passenger looking for a ride out to High Point State Park, you will receive access to a ride spreadsheet upon registration.

**Be prepared to reimburse your driver $20 for parking, gas, tolls & wear ‘n tear.  We love our drivers—don’t make them beg!

Newcomers—welcome; old timers—welcome back!

Questions? Email [masked]

Event Chairperson: Amy Fechter

Event Committee:

Michal Arieh, Malka Baker, Chayim Goldberg, Avi Golden, Adira Hilbig,  Sarah Gerber Korman, Alon Krausz, Moshe Lehmann, Yocheved Lauwick, Yair Levin, Nachi Winkler, Moshe Wolcowitz, Lisa Zwick.

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    Good hike, Good people, Good food!

    Does anyone know here how I can make an announcement?

    May 26, 2014

  • Shanie E.

    Thanks so much to all the organizers of the 7th JOC Fun Day and especially to my hike leaders, Yair & Adira. Also to Yocheved for very relaxing yoga on the grass

    May 25, 2014

  • Shanie E.

    Well-organized, awesome hiking! great food, and friendly people

    May 25, 2014


    I RSVPD on meetup. Can you call me on my cell at[masked]? Thanks!

    - Alex

    May 25, 2014

  • Alon K.

    Hi Alex,
    All those who registered on eventbrite as per the instructions were emailed the specific location of the event. It sounds like you might have missed the registration process. We hope you'll join us next year!

    May 24, 2014


    Oh, is there a phone number I can call in case I get lost?

    May 24, 2014


    How much is the entry fee? I'm a bit confused.
    Where is the physical address so I can GPS it?

    May 24, 2014

  • Alon K.

    stay tuned! Info on where to meet it coming to all those who registered on eventbrite.

    May 20, 2014

  • Yitz S.

    Doea anyone have geo coords for the parking area?

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Tovah

    OK to share this info w/people not on the Meetup group?

    May 19, 2014

  • Sarit R.

    Are kids invited?

    May 7, 2014

    • Alon K.

      Hi Sarit! Children are welcome to come. We don't have specific programming for children and teens, but they may join whatever activities are appropriate.

      May 8, 2014

  • Alison

    Loved the midnite hike..amazing..can't wait.. Lopking forward..

    April 28, 2014

  • Robert R.

    The date indicated for this event is Sunday, May 25, 2014. However, in the description, it says: "Our biggest event of the year is scheduled for Lag Ba'omer". Lag Ba'omer is May 18th, not May 25th. So which date is the event?

    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Ezzy K.

      So why not Lag B Omer like in years past?

      April 28, 2014

    • Alon K.

      There were conflicts that made the 25th a better choice. Hope to see you, Ezzy!

      1 · April 28, 2014

  • michelle w.

    How many are attending? Would love to attend this event can you direct me to a reasonably priced bus line so I may join you?

    February 8, 2014

    • alon k.

      Hi - we have had 200+ for each of the past 5 years. We'll have details coming out in due time on the event, including transportation options. Stay tuned, and hope to see you then!

      February 9, 2014

  • GiGi

    This is always a wonderful event. Would definitely recommend it to new and repeat JOCers.

    4 · January 26, 2014

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