Design your own wilderness trip

You have always wanted to go out in to the wilderness and here's your chance. Get a group together of friends, family, or co-workers and Avanim Adventures guides will help design a trip that's just right for you. Maybe a one-night camping trip near the car for families with little kids or maybe a 3-day backpacking and rafting adventure high in the Sangre de Cristos. Maybe you have always wondered what it would be like to spend shabbos in the wilderness or maybe you've dreamed of a 24 hour solo vision quest in the Lost Creek wilderness. Contact us and we can help you make it happen.

Avanim Adventures trips are designed to facilitate YOUR wilderness experience. This is not a concierge trip where we do everything for you. With our guidance you will be encouraged to take full responsibility for your own safety and enjoyment and that of the group. You will make the fire, set up your tent, cook the meals and wash the dishes. You will make sure that you have complied with the Leave No Trace adage, "take only pictures, leave only footprints". We guarantee that you will enjoy the trip more because of the efforts you put in to it.

Upcoming Trips

This trip is for teenagers (boys and girls 14-19) who are looking for a fun, life enhancing experience this summer — a 4 day wilderness trip complete with backpacking, camping, and rafting. This trip is the perfect mix of fun and physical challenge coupled with challenges of leadership and personal growth. Ari Hoffman, licensed therapist and wilderness guide designed a wilderness-based curriculum to give Jewish teens the opportunity to learn leadership and life skills valuable both in the backcountry and everywhere else.

The cost of the trip is $800 with scholarships available. That cost includes all equipment, guide, food, and rafting, plus transportation to and from Denver.

Sign up by June 15th, 2017 with a $150 partially refundable deposit.

You get $50 off for every participant you refer who signs up.


Jewish Outdoor Youth Leadership Seminar July 2-5, 2017