Finger Lakes Escape: 
A North American Jewish Adventure Getaway

in Central New York

August 28 - September 1, 2014

The Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America Labor Day weekend event will be held this year at Camp Seneca Lake in Penn Yan, New York, with a Post-Trip in Niagara Falls.

Come take your vacation with us!

This year's Jewish Adventure Getaway is sure to be another great one. From our base at beautiful Camp Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, we'll enjoy the natural, scenic beauty of the area. From hiking trails to nature preserves, from water sports to wineries, from scenic gorges and waterfalls to museums -- this area has something for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Camp Seneca Lake is a lakeside Jewish/Kosher summer camp that boasts great amenities in a wooded lakefront setting. We’ll have a gorgeous waterfront, plentiful Kosher food, and lots of onsite and off-property activities during our five-day weekend adventure. Old favorites will be offered such as: hiking, biking, paddling, swimming, and touring. There will also be more adventurous activities available, including high ropes, climbing wall, and more.

The camp is located 70 miles from the closest major airport in Rochester, NY, and is an easy half-day drive from most locations in the northeast, mid-Atlantic, and Toronto, ON.  Door-to-door transportation will be provided from Rochester, as well as to and from all off-site activities during the weekend.

Your Escape to the beautiful Finger Lakes region may include: hiking in Watkins Glen and other parks and nature preserves; boating on beautiful Seneca Lake; visiting local wineries, cider mills, and working farms; horseback riding through fields, woods, creeks and up mountains; and much, much more. Our evenings will be filled with song, dance, workshops and other surprises.

For those wishing to extend their trip a bit longer, join us in Niagara Falls, NY for our more intimate Post-Trip.


Mosaic is a volunteer-based organization.  We’re always looking for volunteers to help plan this event and lead activities during the weekend.  Interested?  Contact for more details

What is Mosaic?

Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 organization that allows Jewish adults with a love of the outdoors to get “back to nature” and have some fun.

With 15 clubs located throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, our international non-profit, all-volunteer-run organization, promotes appreciation of the outdoors, nature, outdoor skills and conservation…while helping to build Jewish community and continuity.

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What is this Labor Day Weekend Event about?

The Mosaic North American Jewish Adventure Getaway happens every year during an extended Labor Day Weekend. It gives Jewish outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world the opportunity to spend time with each other in a Jewish setting, and enjoy the outdoors.  We stay at a summer camp and do all kinds of outdoor activities -- they change every year depending on the locale. From 70 to 170 like-minded Jewish adventurers attend this event each year.  The Event typically includes hiking, kayaking, biking, nature walks, horseback riding, arts & crafts, dancing, workshops, swimming, campfires, field games, photography, swimming and some great surprises. 

See you there!

It's time to start dreaming about your Escape to the Finger Lakes over Labor Day with us!

Quick Facts

WHO:   You and your friends, and lots of other folks from across the map, with Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America

Aug 28 - Sept  1, 2014

Camp Seneca Lake
Penn Yan, NY

Click the link on the Registration Page

Registration is closed and preparations for the event have been finalized. We hope to see you in 2015!


WHY: Fun! Outdoors! Skill-building! Meet other Jewish outdoors fans from around the world! The remarkable Escape to the Finger Lakes weekend will include hikes of various lengths and difficulty, horseback riding, rock climbing, sightseeing, kayaking, winery tours, and a variety of in-camp activities such as a field day, swimming, and volleyball. Nightly programming will include mixers, dances, Shabbat under the stars, campfires, and more! All meals and cabin bunkhouse accommodations are included in your registration price.


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