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7th Annual Jewish Outdoors Fun Day!

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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.