Typical Day

At BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, students will spend four days per week on masa’ot (excursions) exploring the public lands of Colorado.  They will spend the remaining three days at our basecamp in the Rocky Mountains visiting with therapists and celebrating Shabbat as a community.

On Excursions…

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
7:00-8:30

Wake up, Shmirat ha-Nefesh, and Shmirat ha-Guf (mindfulness practice and self-care)

7:00-8:30

Wake up, Shmirat ha-Nefesh, and Shmirat ha-Guf (mindfulness practice and self-care)

7:00-8:30

Wake up, Shmirat ha-Nefesh, and Shmirat ha-Guf (mindfulness practice and self-care)

7:00-8:30

Wake up, Shmirat ha-Nefesh, and Shmirat ha-Guf (mindfulness practice and self-care)

8:30-9:30

Breakfast and check-in

8:30-9:30

Breakfast and check-in

8:30-9:30

Breakfast and check-in

8:30-9:30

Breakfast and check-in

9:30-10:30

Kavanah Group (weekly goal setting)

9:30-10:30

Art therapy

9:30-10:30

Ethics (text study in chevruta)

9:30-10:30

Family dynamics

10:30-12:00

Pack up camp and hike

10:30-12:00

Pack up camp and hike

10:30-12:00

Pack up camp and hike

10:30-12:00

Pack up camp and hike

12:00-1:00

Lunch and trail game

12:00-1:00

Lunch and trail game

12:00-1:00

Lunch and trail game

12:00-1:00

Lunch and trail game

1:00-3:00

Hike and set up camp

1:00-3:00

Hike and set up camp

1:00-3:00

Hike and set up camp

1:00-3:00

Hike and set up camp

3:00-4:00

Exploring 12 Steps through a Jewish framework

3:00-4:00

Primitive skills

3:00-4:00

Exploring 12 Steps through a Jewish framework

3:00-4:00

Primitive skills

4:00-5:00

Personal time, letter writing, and therapy assignments

4:00-5:00

Personal time, letter writing, and therapy assignments

4:00-5:00

Personal time, letter writing, and therapy assignments

4:00-5:00

Personal time, letter writing, and therapy assignments

5:00-6:30

Dinner and check-in

5:00-6:30

Dinner and check-in

5:00-6:30

Dinner and check-in

5:00-6:30

Dinner and check-in

6:30-8:00  

Growth Group: Communication skills

6:30-8:00  

Growth Group: Anger and acceptance

6:30-8:00  

Growth Group: Relapse prevention

6:30-8:00  

Growth Group: Depression, insight, and recovery

At Basecamp…

The Ramah in the Rockies basecamp provides an opportunity for students to slow down, reflect, visit with their therapists, and come together as a community.  Therapists spend Thursday and Friday at basecamp with students, and will occasionally stay through Shabbat.   Therapists hold individual and group therapy sessions.  Students have time to work on therapy assignments, write letters, and participate in activities across our basecamp.  BaMidbar’s Spiritual Counselor also supports basecamp activities, and provides Jewish learning opportunities for students and staff.   All Shabbatot are spent at our basecamp, where we are together as a community to celebrate the traditions, spirituality, and peace of Shabbat.

 

Thursday Friday Saturday (Shabbat)
7:00-8:30

Wake up, Shmirat ha-Nefesh, and Shmirat ha-Guf (mindfulness practice and self-care)

7:00-8:30

Wake up, Shmirat ha-Nefesh, and Shmirat ha-Guf (mindfulness practice and self-care)

8:30-9:30

Shabbat Morning Service

8:30-9:30

Breakfast and morning check-in

8:30-9:30

Breakfast and morning check-in

9:30-10:30

Breakfast

9:30-10:30

Group therapy

9:30-10:30

Teshuvah Group

10:30-12:00

Living Torah

Growth and Recognition Ceremony

10:30-12:00

Individual therapy sessions

10:30-12:00

Individual therapy sessions

12:00-1:00

Lunch

12:00-1:00

Lunch

12:00-1:30

Lunch and group therapy

1:00-2:00

Personal time

1:00-4:00

Individual therapy sessions

Challah baking in outdoor oven

Shabbat food-preparation

1:30-4:00

Individual therapy

Acts of service

Showers and Shabbat preparation

2:00-4:00

Community Building

Group Games

4:00-5:00

Personal time, letter writing, and therapy assignments

4:00-5:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

4:00-5:00

Limmud

5:00-6:30

Dinner and check-in

5:00-7:00  

Candle lighting, dinner, and kiddush

5:00-6:30

Seudat Shlishit and Shirah

6:30-8:00  

Group therapy

7:00-9:00

Shirah and Oneg

6:30-7:30

Havdalah