Base DNVR Wilderness and Wellness Retreat

Base DNVR Wilderness and Wellness Retreat

Dates: April 28, 2023
-April 30, 2023
Cost: $150
Location: Denver, Colorado

Course Details

Base Denver, in partnership with BaMidbar, invites community-minded young professionals to step out of their comfort zone and celebrate Shabbat in the backcountry. Through a wellness-based and resilience-focused approach, we will pair backpacking and adventure with Jewish learning and conversations around mental health and well-being. Join us to learn, connect, and explore our personal relationships with resilience, identity, and the outdoors.


Who It’s For

This program is open to all young Jewish professionals (ages 22-40) in the Greater Denver area. This trip is a fantastic opportunity to get involved, if you’ve never previously participated in a Base DNVR event, or else a way to deepen your connection with the Base community. No previous hiking or backpacking experience necessary.



This trip will take place in the beautiful Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Golden, Colorado. Golden Gate Canyon State Park is situated on the traditional lands of the Cheyenne people, and is located 45 minutes from Denver. This 12,119-acre Front Range park was established in 1960 and includes 42 miles of hiking trails.



Pre-Trip Meeting: In advance of the weekend, we will have one vitual group meeting in order to make space for inital introductions, questions, and to review logistics and packing details.

Friday, April 28: The group meets at Golden Gate Canyon State Park at 2pm. Together we do some ice breakers, intention setting, and check our gear before hitting the trail. When we arrive at our campsite, the group will set up tents and tarps, and begin to prepare our space, our food, and ourselves for shabbat. In the evening we’ll bring in shabbat together with songs and reflection, excited to spend the weekend with one another.

Saturday, April 29: We will celebrate shabbat through various forms of learning, movement, and reflection. The group will take a day hike to a local peak, and use it as an opportunity to explore challenge and resilience.

Sunday, April 30: On our the final morning we will wake up outdoors one last time before preparing to return home. There will be space for some final learning, reflection, and gratitude. The group will hike back to the trailhead, and goodbye back at the cars.


Registration Details

Please complete this form to register.

Once this form is submitted, registrants will receive an email with a payment link and information about additional forms and next steps. Spots will only be officially secured once the payment is complete. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Emily at EmilyH@BaMidbarTherapy.org.


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