Rocky Mountain Chai! - Mosaic Outdoor Club International Event

Thursday August 30, 2012
12:00AM - 12:55AM

Rocky Mountain Chai! - Mosaic Outdoor Club International Event

Category :: Singles
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir

For over 25 years, Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America has been sounding the call to get more people outdoors and in touch with nature, fun, conservation and Jewish community. Mosaic organizes hikes, ski trips, social events and camping excursions for Jewish outdoor enthusiasts. The group has included 23 chapters over the years, hosting events for over 18,000 in the US, Canada and Israel.
With summer around the corner, the organization just announced its annual Labor Day International Event, dubbed "Rocky Mountain Chai" ("chai", pronounced "hi", means "alive" in Hebrew) to be held near Colorado Springs, CO, August 30th to September 3rd, 2012. So for those of us ready to challenge ourselves - and Mother Nature, Mosaic offers a five-day getaway, packed wall-to-wall with hiking, rock-climbing, biking, campfires, parties and plenty of R and R, in an unforgettable setting.

Participants are invited to discover nature, experience the Jewish-eco connection (think Shabbat service and Havdalah under the stars), and soak up the wild Colorado landscape, all while making strong new bonds with other active Jews in their 30's, 40's and 50's who love the great outdoors.

With over 100 participants, ages ranging from 30 to 59, last year's Mosaic event in Yellow Spring, West Virginia, sold out very quickly. Terry Auspitz, President of Mosaic Outdoors Club of America said the 2011 event was so popular that many people were contacting him until the last minute to register. This year's annual event, now in its 22nd year, is sure to be one of the most exhilarating.

The five-day Colorado event will have a full range of activities, ranging from easy to difficult hikes in the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, to easier trips to such world-famous locations as Royal Gorge, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak and many other highlights.

Interested adventurers are invited to mark their calendars now to join Mosaic on Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 3, 2012.

Day-time activities will include:

Horseback Riding
Nature Walks
Rock Climbing
Historical Visits
Sports (Volleyball, Tennis)
Relaxing in Camp

Night-time activities will include:

Delicious Dinners
Shabbat Services under the Stars
Night Hikes

A two-day pre-trip (sightseeing in Boulder, CO, Aug. 28th -30th) and two day post-trip (hiking and other adventures high in the Rockies, Sept. 3rd -5th) are also being organized. Participants enjoy "summer camp for adults", residing in 4-6 person cabins, with upgrades available for singles and doubles.

Early bird registration deadline is June 22nd (Early birds save $30). Prices start at $389 for members. Non-members pay an additional $50 fee, or they can join a local Mosaic Chapter.
For more information, visit the event site, or email
or call 1-888-MOSAICS (1-888-667-2427) by Aug. 7th, 2012.

Event Website/ Save the Date Page:
Email: event(at)mosaicoutdoor(dot)org
Mosaic Facebook:
Call 1-888-MOSAICS (1-888-667-2427)
Find a Mosaic club in your city:


Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America is an all-volunteer run, non-profit organization, now celebrating 25 years dedicated to building a vibrant community of Jewish outdoor enthusiasts. Currently with over 10 chapters in cities across the U.S., Canada and Israel. Mosaic is open to all Jewish outdoor enthusiasts and those who care about protecting the outdoors. The club fosters an ethic of conservation and promotes an active lifestyle – all while building Jewish community and continuity. Over 18,000 Jewish adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts have participated in Mosaic events since 1987.

For More Information:
Rick Dronsky
JCC Ranch
21441 North Elbert Road, Elbert, CO 80106
Colorado Springs, CO
1-888-MOSAICS (1-888-667-2427)
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