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The Jewish Outdoors Club (JOC) is a 501c(7) non-profit organization that exists to bring Jews together for fun and adventure in the great outdoors. Over the past 19 years, we have gathered for outdoor activities ranging from chilled out social events to daring and adventurous excursions. The JOC is composed of Jews of all backgrounds, primarily modern orthodox, with an age range of 21-45. All events are Kosher and Shomer Shabbat. Events are publicized through an email list, now numbering 3,000 people, as well as through this meetup forum. Since its inception, the club has cultivated a culture that is warm and welcoming.

Come experience the outdoors, nature, adventure, and friendship with us!

Upcoming events (1)

JOC Snowtubing Party!!! Feb 24th (Sun)

Campgaw Mountain Ski Area

JOC SNOWTUBING PARTY!!! February 24th (Sun) Join the JOC for a SnowTubing party this coming Sunday at Ski Campgaw! (only 35 minutes from the GW bridge). Woo Hoo! For this year's trip, we are back to our old haunt again at Ski Campgaw, where there is a nice warm lodge right next to the tubing lanes and where there is a fun and safe environment for all. Yeah Baby!!! This is always one of JOC's most fun events of the year. Whether you are new and have been lurking on the list for a long time, or have been a regular for a while, JOIN US FOR THIS AWESOME EVENT!! SCHEDULE 5:30 PM: Meet & greet, register, and gear up! 6:00-7:55 Snowtubing! 7:55- 8:00: The annual JOC tradition of clothing optional snowtubing. Ooo yeah!!! 8:00- 8:30 : Feel free to hang out in the lodge and enjoy the company of fellow JOCers! (bring your own food/snacks). We will be able to relax in their lodge which is right next to the tubing run. Location (put in your GPS) Campgaw Mountain 200 Campgaw Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430 PRICE The price of the event is $28 (Please sign up directly with Campgaw) which includes a 2 hour snowtubing session. TRANSPORTATION Please feel free to post on the wall for carpooling. Each passenger should contribute $15 to their drivers for gas, tolls... WHAT IS THE TUBING LIKE? The tubing largely depends on weather conditions. Sometimes the course is fast and icy, other times it is more slushy (which makes for great snowball conditions!). In past years, it has been quite an adrenaline rush, but there are no guarantees. Either way, you'll have a great time! WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Expect cold weather, my friends! Layer up!!! If you have ski pants, that's your best bet for your lower half. Non-cotton socks are best for your feet, and don't forget gloves & earmuffs. If you have reason to believe that I, or other mischievous folk, will be tripping you from behind with tubes, then wear butt pads :) YEAH, BABY! HOW DO I SIGN UP??? Sign up and pay directly Campgaw Ski/Snowtubing. Choose Feb 24th (Sun) the 6-8PM time slow when you register. Here’s the link: https://ssl3.connectintouch.com/wp.dll?Axis/campgaw:/../Default/Pages/Bookings/CategoryStore/CategoryStoreSelect.ips?cat=3:1021901003444285 Please remember they have limited spots (they can accommodate a maximum of 150 people). You are signing up directly with Campgaw. I have no control should they sell out. Sign up early to make sure you are confirmed! Also, please note that this cost does not include paying drivers. The amount that JOC recommends is $15 a person, which is paid directly to drivers that day. BAD WEATHER? Please note that in the event of inclement weather, the trip is postponed to a future date to be decided. Please check emails if it seems like a possibility. WHAT'S THIS ABOUT THE LAST RUN BEING NAKED - IS THAT TRUE? Well, not exactly. But it is a JOC tradition to do the last run very minimally dressed. This is, of course, optional :) See ya all on the snow!! Moshe Wolcowitz [masked]

Past events (102)

Tenth Annual Mid-Week Ice Skating Night at Bryant Park

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

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