Mission, Vision & Values

BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy combines the lifelong impact of the Ramah experience and the guidance, support, and strength inherent in Jewish tradition, with a clinically sophisticated, evidence-based therapeutic model.  By doing so, BaMidbar encourages participants to redefine how they view themselves, reevaluate their capabilities, and rediscover their vision for a brighter tomorrow.  In short, BaMidbar provides the framework for young adults to find their voice, and write their own narrative.

Mission

BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy guides Jewish young adults on individualized journeys of self-discovery and healing.  Through nature-based therapy, BaMidbar is a stepping stone to independent, healthy, adulthood.

Vision

BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy envisions a Jewish community that actively supports emerging adults achieve mental wellness.  We envision a program that:

  • Utilizes nature and adventure-based experiences as part of a therapeutic process that promotes emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness
  • Uses Jewish metaphor and storytelling to build personal as well as Jewish identity and values
  • Supports the family in building strong and healthy relationships
  • Increases open dialogue around mental health and addiction in the broader Jewish community

Values

BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy is guided by four core values.  We take these values seriously and incorporate them in every element of our program.

כבוד – Honor, dignity, and respect for self and others

שמחה – Finding joyful Jewish meaning in every aspect of our lives

צמיחה אישית – Accepting the challenges of personal transformation in every important way.

קהילה – The strength and support of an inclusive community

BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy is a program of Ramah in the Rockies, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit public charity.  To learn more about Ramah in the Rockies, visit ramahoutdoors.org.