Youth Programs

Pluralistic, Jewish, nature-based education and community for youth & their families.
Mentorship for your children from kindergarten through their teen years.
Strong cultivated relationships between children, Jewish life & the natural world.
B’HOOTZ
B’NAITURE
SHOMRIM

Top 3 Reasons to Join Youth Programs

Long-Term Mentorship
Long-Term Mentorship
We are committed to fostering long-lasting, positive mentorship with your children from as early as Kindergarten, all the way through their teens. This ensures they have a strong-rooted experience with Jewish identity, community-building, and a genuine relationship to the wonders of the natural-world.
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Learn from the Outdoors
Learn from the Outdoors
Your children can learn and play outside the classroom walls!  With experiential hands-on education, we will explore, use our imaginations, and learn about our Jewish traditions among the flowers, trees, and living creatures where our ancestors dwelled.
Nature-Loving Jewish Families
Nature-Loving Jewish Families

We know that fostering parent and family relationships is just as important as your children’s learning. That is why we are building community among our families, providing parent opportunities to learn and grow, alongside your children.

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Sunday School in the Woods for Grades K-5.

Your child may begin their B’hootz journey at any year, kindergarten through fifth grade.

Experience the magic of creation in nature | Adventure through Torah stories & learn Jewish tradition with imaginative play | Develop comfort and ease in the outdoors | Connect mind-heart-body with Jewish identity | Cultivate hands-on wilderness skills.

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Two-year Wilderness Coming-of-Age Program for Grades 6-8.

Award-winning program supporting youth & their families in the adolescence transition.

Embodied coming-of-age experience | Integrating nature connection & Jewish life-cycle wisdom | Peer group community building | Nature awareness activities combined with personal challenge exploration | Story, Song & Jewish text study.

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B’hootz and B’naiture Info Sessions

No Info Sessions are Scheduled at this time.

If you have questions please email youth@wildernesstorah.org

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Find out more about Shomrim!

B’hootz and/or B’naiture graduates begin the journey as assistants and mentors. Passover in the Desert journey is open to all Teens. All teens invited to our summer, wilderness Neshama Quest!
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Testimonials

Heartfelt gratitude for the guidance, mentoring and the absolutely transformational impact the program has had on [my son]. He truly was a “city” kid before he entered the program and the process he went through and his rising to the challenges you posed him was something I never expected to see. Since he has been back he is a different kid, more grounded and more aware of the world around him.
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This program is supported in-part by JCF.