The pre-trip will allow a smaller group of participants to visit Toronto,
Canada's largest city, home of the iconic CN Tower, Centre Island, Casa
District and Kensington
Market, once a hub of Jewish life. See Pre-trip page for more info.
We will be staying at URJ Camp George located in scenic Seguin Township, an area that features the Canadian
Shield - ancient rock formations, trees, and lakes.
Here is a sampling of the activities offered for
the Main Event of Jewish Outdoor Escape 2022:
- Easy hikes like Bala Historic Walk through the picturesque town of Bala & the Schoolhouse Trail in Port Severn.
- Lovely moderate hikes around gorgeous lakes like Hardy Lake Provincial Park, or Wilson Falls in Bracebridge, alongside the picturesque Muskoka River, or Arrowhead Provincial
Park featuring a hike to stunning Stubb Falls along with some canoeing or kayaking. Check out the
stunning North Shore Rugged Trail along the shores of Georgian Bay, or Cranberry Marsh trails followed by wine tasting.
- Advanced hikes like Centennial Ridges, the longest trail in world renowned Algonquin Park.
- Biking along old railways lines on the paved Tay Shore
Trail, or the Algonquin Park Rail Trail.
- Canoeing or kayaking from camp along the beautiful bays of Maple Lake connecting to Duck Lake or paddling to the waterfalls on the Muskoka River. Or for the truly
adventurous, a unique canoe/rappelling combination in Bracebridge!
- A visit to picturesque Rosseau Falls combined with a tour of the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary & a visit to the quaint town of
- Treetop trekking & ziplining, followed by a visit to the main street of Huntsville to check out the huge
wall murals of the Group of Seven.
- Two Island Queen boat cruises,
one with, one without hiking & swimming, along Lake Huron's iconic Georgian Bay, famous for its rocky islands and windswept Jack Pines.
- A short walk along the Gravenhurst Wharf Trail, a visit to the fascinating Muskoka Discovery
Centre, capped off by a cruise on the Segwun Steamship to see Millionaire's Row.
chickadees, walking the easy trails and canoeing or kayaking through Wye Marsh Wetlands.
- The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame
in nearby Parry Sound for the
hockey fans, followed by a cold one at Trestle Brewery.
- Spectacular night sky views from the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve, possibly seeing the late summer Northern Lights.
- Ontario's best kept secret, a Garden of Eden, aka High Falls Park, for everyone who signs up for any activities in
- There will also be many activities at the camp itself, from high ropes, pick-up games of basketball, soccer,
archery to name a few and Shabbat services as well as evening activities, including icebreakers, dancing in
the outdoor pavilion, and nightly campfires and sing-alongs.
- Also, we plan to offer in camp workshops and lectures brought to you by our talented and informative
Massasauga Provincial Park Wilderness Paddle
Have you ever dreamed about paddling on a serene lake in the middle of the
wilderness, surrounded only by forest, rock faces, and solitude from the hustle and bustle of life? Have you
fantasized about challenging yourself to portage a canoe, cook a meal, light a campfire, and sleep in a tent
after lying on a rock looking at the vast sky above you? How about seeing beavers, turtles, skinks, and
chipmunks? Then dream no more!
Canada is famous for its wide-open spaces and natural surroundings. Join us on
JOE's 2022 post-trip paddle to magnificent Massasauga Provincial
Park! Backcountry canoe camping on stunning Spider Lake, with its beautiful bays and coves, twists, and
turns. The Park is one of the Amazing Places in the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the first week of September and join us for a wonderful time in Ontario
What is Mosaic?
Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of
America (MOCA) integrates Jewish values with an appreciation of the outdoors. It brings together members
of the Jewish community to celebrate and explore the great outdoors in a social setting. This is achieved by: 1)
Sponsoring activities on a national/international scale; and 2) Encouraging and facilitating the formation and
continuation of local Mosaic clubs for the purpose of sponsoring local/regional activities.
Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America is a volunteer-run organization that allows Jewish adults with a love of the
outdoors to get back to nature and have some fun. With 12 clubs located throughout the United States, Canada and
Israel, our international non-profit, volunteer-run organization promotes appreciation of the outdoors, nature,
outdoor skills and conservation, while building Jewish community and continuity.
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