30th Annual International
Jewish Outdoor Escape 2021
It saddens us to have to inform you all that the International and Ontario board of directors, as well as the
event committee, have voted unanimously to postpone the 2020 JOE event to 2021. Due to the proximity of Rosh
Hashanah and the 2021 Labor Day weekend, our event will be held from August 25th to 29th (Pre-Trip from August
23rd to 25th).
The decision was a difficult one, mainly because the pandemic seemed to be taking a turn in the right direction
and the "curve" seemed to be "flattening," however, the health and safety of all our
attendees is a paramount concern.
Our decision was based on many different factors, some of which being that:
- The province-wide lockdown in Ontario affected our ability to plan and facilitate the activity scouting event
- The summer camp where the event was to be held announced in early May that they would not be opening the camp
for the summer.
- Many of the pre-trip activities were canceled indefinitely, jeopardizing the entire pre-trip.
- There is still no clear indication that the international borders will be opened up to allow participants to
enter into Canada.
- There is no clarity on what the post-COVID-19 social distancing restrictions will entail.
- The psychological and financial effects that the pandemic has on the community.
The good news is that all of the fantastic work that our volunteers have done so far will be used for the 2021
event. We are currently booked at Camp George for the 2021 event, and all the activities that we were planning
will be offered.
There is still a lot of work to be done for the 2021 event, and we plan on making it more exciting than previous
events, so please step up to the plate and volunteer for workshops, lectures, transportation, and activity
We will be updating the website regularly (http://2021event.mosaicoutdoor.org/),
so please check in whenever you can.
We wish you all good health and a speedy end to this COVID-19 epidemic.
The Board of Directors of Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America
The Board of Directors of Mosaic Outdoor Club of
Event Chairs, 2020 Mosaic Jewish Outdoor Escape