Mini Retreat for Men - Spring 2022
Limited Space - Small Group Size
Space is limited, please reserve your spot soon.
Make Unforgettable Memories
Get away for a short trip with the guys and create unforgettable moments in the great outdoors with friends new and old.
We arrive in the evening, for a relaxing night before the first day.
We start with a wild excursion on some of the best whitewater rafting on the east coast, followed by dinner and then a fun evening in an escape room and axe throwing.
After another restful night, we go caving in one of the deepest caves in the country – but with no small spaces, and no belly crawling, an aspect of caving that many are nervous about. Then we gather for an afternoon of shooting sporting clays with shotguns.
With beautiful accommodations that include hotel rooms (double and single occupancy available), provided glatt kosher gourmet meals (the food alone will be worth talking about), minyanim with the group, an indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center, as well as an outdoor gas fire pit, this is an opportunity to enjoy epic outdoor adventures in comfort and in style.
- Mon, May 9 – Arrive after 4pm, Dinner
- Tues, May 10 – Whitewater Rafting, Axe Throwing, Escape Room
- Wed, May 11 – Caving, Sporting Clays, attend Ari Gunzburg’s popular, memorable and funny keynote speech, 5 Keys to Greatness (optional)
- Thurs, May 12 – Breakfast, Optional Local Hikes with WFR Ari Gunzburg
Additional dates possible, please inquire; Women’s trip possible, please inquire
Based on occupancy – book early to save:
- Single – $1150
- Double – $895
Pricing includes 3 nights lodging, all listed activities & 8 delicious glatt kosher meals
- Baltimore/DC – 3.25 hours
- Cleveland – 3 hours
- Pittsburgh – 1 hour
- Columbus – 3.25 hours
- Brooklyn – 6 hours
- Lakewood – 5.5 hours
According to Google Maps
Enjoy an adrenaline filled ride down 7.5 miles of Class III and Class IV rapids; experienced rafters have the option to go solo or tandem with guides escorting the group.
Practice your manly skills at throwing axes while having the time of your life. Indoor course in the evening, BYOB.
Can you successfully figure out the way out of the room, before you get locked in their forever? Please note, it is a game and not truly locked.
Explore deep into the earth through one of the deeper caves in the United States, hiking and rock scrambling down and then back up. No belly crawling necessary.
Shoot Sporting Clays
Using a shotgun, go through some beginner courses of shooting sporting clays, with custom instruction by experienced hunters.
Work and Family Friendly Trip
Those interested in maximizing work time and/or family time can take off only 2 days of work. It starts by leaving after work on 5/9, and by leaving early on the morning of 5/12, you can be back at work only 2 days later (missing only 5/10 and 5/11), and back with your family that evening.
No Shabbos away from home, just a quick, mid-week get away for men only.
Want to turn this into a teambuilding/leadership seminar for work? There are optional teambuilding and leadership workshops during the event, led by international speaker Ari Gunzburg. Pre-registration required.
Frequently Asked Questions
It might be! Included in the price is the rental of a wetsuit, if necessary, or if you decide you want to wear it. We’ll make an official recommendation on the day of and let everyone know about the recommendation.
Whitewater rafting happens rain or shine. All of the other activities, other than the sporting clays, are indoors. If you join us for the optional hiking on Thursday, and it is raining, it is actually a beautiful time to go hiking (just don’t wear cotton!).
We’ll send out a more complete list as it gets closer. But at its most basic, you will need comfortable non-cotton clothes and shoes that can get dirty and support your ankles (caving), lights (headlamps and flashlights), water shoes (available for rent or purchase there), and a bathing suit to have fun. If you need some of the gear we can help.
Only you can answer that! Your experience will have everything to do with how you decide to experience the event. But every person we’ve dealt with before has had a blast on various excursions run by JTreks, even when things don’t go exactly as planned.
More questions? Contact us!