Mosaic Outdoor Club of Ontario (MOCO) is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization. It’s a community of Jewish people who participate in activities, who embrace nature and who love to explore the great outdoors.
We provide quality group experiences to foster the development of outdoor knowledge and a respect for the environment in a Jewish context. In addition, Mosaic seeks to provide a positive social atmosphere for sharing those experiences.
We encourage you to join us in order to interact with other like-minded active people.
Love to be outdoors!
What type of activities do we do? We hike the beautiful Bruce Trail and Oak Ridges Moraine, we have Chanukah skating parties, we take city walks along the ravines, we ski the stunning cross country trails of southern Ontario, we play tennis. We enjoy bowling, we feature running clinics and we learn how to dance. And if that isn’t enough – we usually get together for coffee and schmoozing afterwards. Some programs we have done in the past include tree planting, orienteering, baseball and archery, to name a few.
MOCO also hosts fabulous weekend getaways up north summer and winter, complete with bonfires, singsongs and other fun outdoor activities. Our MOPACK club organizes amazing canoe and camping trips to spectacular sites throughout Ontario. Mosaic also has chapters in many other North American cities, and the annual Labour Day event is a fabulous fun-filled weekend with opportunities to meet others who love the outdoors just like you!
Fees and Membership
How to Participate in Mosaic Activities
When you sign up on Meetup, you can join our events either as a full fee-paying member or as a guest.
Become a Mosaic Member:
There are many advantages to joining Mosaic as a full member. Membership entitles you to participate in all Mosaic events, including weekend getaways, canoe trips and the annual International Event. In addition, you will not pay the $8.00 individual event fee (total cost of 5 events annually is equal to the annual membership fee),
To become a member, you pay an annual fee of $40.00, either in person or on line. If paying on line you must first submit the membership form to qualify as a member, following which you will be asked to make the payment. The form is found on the website (see link below), and can be mailed in or sent as an e-mail attachment. If paying in person, the form will be provided, and payment can be made in cash or by cheque.
The fee covers your membership until the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in February/March of each year. On two days each year the membership fee drops to $30.00. To take advantage of the discount you must sign up as a member at either the AGM or at the Annual Summer Picnic.
Participate as a Guest:
If you chose not to become a full member, you are welcome to participate in most events as a Guest, by signing on our Meetup site. You will pay an individual event fee of $8.00 and sign a waiver form found on the website (see link below).
A few events are open to Members only and will be identified as such on the website. You always have the option to take out membership and register for the event.
Special charges, such as park entrance fees, or other extra fees required at some events, are payable by both Members and Guests.
How to Join:
To join our Meetup Group, either as a Mosaic Member or as a Guest, you'll first need to have a Meetup account (free of charge):
· To access the Mosaic Meetup Group, log into your Meetup account and go to our group page at MOCO (http://mosaicontario.org)
· Click the Join us! button on the right side of the navigation bar and answer the profile questions to introduce yourself.
· We will send you a confirmation message to advise that you have been added to our Meetup Group list. This will allow you to view all our upcoming activities and events, and RSVP to the ones you wish to join.
· There are two forms to complete: our membership form, and our liability waiver.
· To sign up as a full member, right-click on the following link to download our membership form:
Mosaic membership is open to adults 19 years of age and up. Children may participate in specified events when accompanied by an adult. Mosaic welcomes singles, couples, the young and the young-at-heart.
We welcome both members and guests and hope to see you at our next event.