Yaalozu – Mountaineering
Yaalozu is a wilderness survival camp for boys completing 7th – 10th grades.
Campers sleep in the forest and their activities take place among the trees. Yaalozu challenges its campers. Physical challenges, such as multi-day hikes, and social challenges including teamwork initiatives give our campers opportunities to succeed and grow in new ways.
The day starts with an early morning wake-up, and continues with an entire day packed with activities. Each activity combines physical exertion and imaginative creativity. Campers live either in an army tent or a bunk-house and are exposed to various skills of wilderness living.
Campers are also taken on three intense multi-day hikes.
The Yaalozu Mountaineering Program develops and strengthens the following areas:
- Leadership qualities
- Happiness through hard work
- Physical and mental endurance
- Love of learning
- A positive attitude toward stressful situations
- Promoting teamwork under all circumstances
- Cultivating the seeds of creativity
- Learn to build fires
- Fish the natural way
- Chop down trees
- Enjoy cookouts for some meals
- Indoor Rock Climbing
- Learn creative and productive uses of a knife
- Learn to make utensils for wilderness living
- Build lookout towers, monkey bridges
- Daily Learning
- Learn Torah as it applies to the woods and wilderness
- Sleep in outdoor tents or bunkhouses in the woods
- Delaware River canoe trip
- Navigate with a compass, and sometimes using the stars