EXPANDING CAMPING OPTIONS FOR SUMMER 2015

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) announced plans to acquire Adamah Adventures, a Jewish adventure camp and teen travel program for rising 5th-12th graders that takes them on some of the country’s most awe-inspiring outdoor adventures. As of September 1, 2014, Adamah Adventures will operate as part of the MJCCA.

Founded five years ago, Adamah Adventures provides Jewish teens with a high-quality summer experience that builds self-confidence, independence, and a sense of adventure, while also building a strong sense of Jewish community and environmental awareness. During the past five years, 250 teens and tweens have participated in Adamah Adventures summer programs.

“We are excited to expand our camp offering with the addition of Adamah Adventures to the MJCCA family,” said Gail Luxenberg, CEO of the MJCCA. “Camp is a place where children and teens meet lifelong friends and solidify their connection to Jewish values, traditions, and culture. We are thrilled to offer our members and the community another stellar camp option.”

“Jewish summer camp is a core component of the MJCCA,” said Douglas Kuniansky, president of the MJCCA. “Adamah Adventures is a natural complement to the MJCCA’s extensive day camp program that features more than 100 options and our nationally-recognized overnight camp, Camp Barney Medintz.”

Current Adamah Adventure community campers can look forward to the same great experience. Being a part of the MJCCA will extend this great opportunity to build bonds with peers, the environment, and Judaism to an even wider group of potential campers.

“We are excited for the future possibilities and opportunities being a part of the MJCCA will bring,” said Adam Griff, cofounder and director of Adamah Adventures. “We look forward to sharing our love of adventure, nature, and Judaism with even more children and teens.” Adam, along with his wife Bobbee, founded Adamah Adventures, and they will continue to oversee the program at the MJCCA.

Adamah Adventures offers campers entering 5th-8th grade one or two week adventure camps based in the North Georgia mountains with activities like canoeing, rock climbing, horseback riding, and waterfall hikes. For campers entering 8th- 12th grade, 14-day and 18-day treks take them to different destinations around the country. Together with experienced staff, the campers enjoy different adventures during the day and eat around a campfire together each night as they get to know other teens who share their sense of adventure.

Editor’s note: For more information contact Keely Sime, Marketing Director of the MJCCA, at Please visit us on the web at keely.sime@atlantajcc. org, or call (678) 812-4131.