FAMILY PROGRAMS

Our day trips will build Jewish community through hiking and adventuring together. On breaks we will study Jewish environmental texts and take some time to study the weekly Torah portion and/or learn Jewish/wilderness mindfulness practices depending on the interests of the group. Hikes, canoeing and kaying trips, or paddleboarding days will conclude with havdalah and the opportunity to join for a celebratory meal together.

Camping retreats are the perfect opportunity to unplug and immerse yourself in Jewish spiritual and wilderness practice. Our weekend retreats take place in relationship to Jewish holidays such as Shavuot, the month of Elul, and the new moon. They offer opportunity for deep Jewish learning, enhancing our mindfulness practice, connection to the rhythms of our natural world, and creating community. Check our events page for upcoming events!

Hikes for Young Families

Even the littlest legs will have no trouble on these family-friendly walks! We will begin in an open space such as the trailhead to Tennessee Valley, China Camp, or another beloved Marin location. Hikes will weave together Jewish environmental learning with getting-to-know one another activities, music, mindfulness, and fun!

 

Family Farm Days

Makor Marin partners with local educators on Marin farms for a half-day of activity-based Jewish nature-learning. All activities will be co-led by our experienced environmental and Jewish educators as we milk goats, collect eggs from chickens, card wool from sheep, explore organic gardens, make nature crafts, and cook together.

Wilderness Skills Workshops for Kids

Makor Marin partners with local wilderness skills experts for a half-day of Jewish wilderness skills learning fun! Our educators gear their activities for kids of all ages! Activities may include wilderness survival, homesteading crafts, animal tracking, and nature exploration.

Family Backpacking Trips

Our family backpacking trips are the perfect opportunity to slow-down, unplug, and reconnect with your family. Trips range from one to two nights and include a great balance of outdoor activity, backpacking basics, mindfulness, Jewish learning, storytelling, music, and campfire time.