Upcoming Retreats for Youth Professionals

Mental, Emotional, and Social Health for Experiential Educators (MESH-EE)

Are you looking to expand your skills as an educator and actively support your students in building mental health and wellness? Join BaMidbar as we return to in-person immersive learning this spring!

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Dates: April 4-6, 2022

Location: Warren Conference Center, Ashland, MA

Who’s it for? Massachusett-based teen and
young adult-serving Jewish community professionals

Click here to learn more and apply


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Dates: May 12-15, 2022

Location: Ramah in the Rockies, Sedalia, CO

Who’s it for? Teen and young adult-serving
Jewish community professionals from across the country

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Our virtual MESH-EE courses always fill quickly. Don’t miss this opportunity for an in-person MESH-EE. Register today!
MESH-EE is an opportunity for Jewish communal professionals to gather in a community of learning to expand their understanding of mental health and wellness through experiential education and a Jewish lens. Over the course of the retreat, professionals will explore ways in which they can foster social and emotional growth in teens and young adults they serve, and build the tools and supportive network they need to actively promote resilience and help their students thrive.

As a result of BaMidbar’s MESH-EE program, Jewish professionals build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to:

  • Promote healthy social and emotional development for all of the youth they serve.
  • Recognize when youth are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges
  • Explore connections between Jewish tradition and mental health and wellness
  • Create Jewish educational experiences through a whole-health wellness lens


Welcoming a New Team Member

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We are so excited to welcome Rose Savage Levenson to our team. Prior to joining the team at BaMidbar, Rose was the Associate Director of Camp Bob Waldorf in Glendale, CA. In this role, Rose cultivated her growing passion for creating healing spaces in the outdoors for all youth and families, regardless of socio-economic status. Rose received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in Psychology and Education as well as an MBA in Nonprofit Management and an MA in Jewish Professional Leadership as a Wexner Graduate Fellow / Davidson Scholar from Brandeis University. Rose is excited to join the BaMidbar team as the Program and Operations Coordinator. She is most looking forward to integrating her love of being outside, holding intentional Jewish space, and to-do lists in order to design systems that support safe, fun, and meaningful experiences for all involved.

In her role, Rose will support organizational operations, including program coordination and implementation. Rose will also provide on-the-ground logistical support for BaMidbar’s wilderness therapy programs. You can welcome Rose at RoseSL@BaMidbarTherapy.org.

Did you hear? Registration is now open for Summer Wilderness Therapy Programs!

BaMidbar’s Wilderness Therapy program is a 40-day immersive, wilderness-based, therapeutic program for emerging adults (ages 18-28) looking to find direction and chart a new path forward. Our program uses wilderness and adventure-based experiences as a vehicle to promote self-reflection and therapeutic growth, while helping participants build a toolkit to face life’s challenges.

We help Jewish emerging adults build resilience and overcome obstacles. Our wilderness therapy program serves emerging adults (ages 18-28) who are struggling to find their way, and may or may not have a history of mental health challenges. Life challenges may include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • A “failure to launch”
  • Mild substance use or abuse
  • Identity exploration
  • Negative life patterns
  • Academic or employment challenges

Click here to learn more about our program and to access the application. If you’d like to talk to an admissions staff member, click here.