What is our clinical approach? An Interview with Clinical Director, Charles Elias

Posted on July 24, 2018

A common question we receive is wondering what exactly is wilderness based therapy. Click here to listen to an interview with our Clinical Director, Charles Elias, who provides a brief overview of our clinical program, and read below for an excerpt from the conversation. At BaMidbar, we provide a wilderness-based clinical approach to therapeutic care. Continue Reading »

Meet Nick: A Q&A on Adventure-Based Therapy

Posted on July 14, 2018

I sat down with our Clinical Therapist, Nick Magle-Haberek to learn about what it is like to be an Adventure-Based Therapist and his practice at BaMidbar. So Nick- Tell me a little bit about yourself: My name is Nick Magle-Haberek.  I’m 37 years old, and when I’m not a therapist I love being outdoors, playing Continue Reading »

Meet Ben: A Q&A on the Family Systems Approach

Posted on July 4, 2018

I sat down with our Clinical Therapist, Ben White to learn about clinical treatment from a family-systems approach and his practice at BaMidbar. So Ben- Tell me a little bit about yourself: I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. In addition to my role as a therapist at BaMidbar, I’m also Continue Reading »

BaMidbar by the Numbers

Posted on July 2, 2018

A look at the numbers from this past season. For all inquiries please contact our Clinical Director, Charles Elias or by calling 720-835-2937.

Wilderness Therapy: As Featured In The Detroit Jewish News

Posted on June 8, 2018

Detroiter helps shape Colorado camp for young Jews struggling with mental health issues. By Julie Edgar Growing up in a Lubavitch home in Oak Park that was open to all Jews but closed to secular values, Hindy Finman reached adolescence in a happy bubble. Other than her kid brother, she hadn’t talked to a boy Continue Reading »

Reflections on BaMidbar’s Inaugural Season

Posted on June 7, 2018

Dear BaMidbar Community, 18 weeks ago, BaMidbar’s first students arrived at the Ramah in the Rockies ranch, and just one week ago, the last students of our inaugural season graduated. Over the last five months, students and staff embarked on a journey of self-discovery, as we created together the nation’s first Jewish wilderness therapy program. Continue Reading »

What is your Torah? Shavuot at BaMidbar

Posted on May 17, 2018

Shavuot celebrates the receiving of Torah on Mount Sinai, and coincides with the wheat harvest in ancient Israel.  At BaMidbar, Shavuot will be an opportunity to think about insight and revelation, and the changes of the seasons and ourselves. Leading up to the holiday participants had a Growth Group exploring the question of what is Continue Reading »

Lavender Lattes with Moshe: A Glance at Parshat Emor

Posted on May 2, 2018

By Hindy Finman Since 1949 May has been Mental Health Awareness Month.  This blog questions the Torah’s perspective on advocating for the needs of others.  To learn how to Emor, speak up for those who are struggling please email This weeks Torah portion has always been a difficult one for me to accept. It’s full of Continue Reading »

Passover at BaMidbar: From Slavery to Freedom

Posted on April 10, 2018

This Passover, our students embarked on a physical and metaphorical journey, from Mitzrayim, the narrow place, to Eretz Yisrael, the Promised Land.  Read below to learn more about Passover at BaMidbar. Day 1: What’s your Mitzrayim? Mitzrayim means Egypt, but it is also translated as “the narrow place” or the land of oppression.  On the Continue Reading »

Meet Marisa: Q&A from the field

Posted on April 9, 2018

We chatted with Marisa to learn more about her passion for wilderness, what it means to be a field therapist and to get a glimpse of field life. Let’s start with a short introduction. Hi, I am Marisa Horn and I am the Field Therapist here at BaMidbar. I grew up in Metro Detroit and Continue Reading »

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