Check out our outdoor day camp this summer, focused on the intersection of Jewish values and nature and the environment.

Register and reserve a spot today: Call our office at (503)226-6131 or email Gary Fifer at


A Jewish Summer Day Camp Experience

That Will Connect Your Child with Judaism and Nature

July 10 -14, 2017

We make nature a Jewish exploration zone through outdoor adventures.  Education and fun come alive for participants as we look at our world as it was created for us!

An amazing experience for children entering 5th through 7th grades.

Cost:  $340 for 5 days, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Extended day option of 3:00 to 5:30 PM available for an additional $125.

At Camp Teva we will: 

Make rope, the natural way, Climb mountains, Build fires, Make friends, Use a map and compass, Sing songs, Identify trees, Hike to waterfalls, Rely on each other, Get dirty, and a lot more!

Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00 AM, arrive at Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave
9:10  Boker Tov Blast
9:30  Board bus

9:45  Go to destination (samples follow):
Kelly Point Park
The Gorge
Mt. Hood
Milo McIver State Park

10:30 Arrive destination. Eat snack. Prepare for activity (samples follow):
Build fires, Make rope (the natural way!), Use a map and compass, Identify trees, in Hebrew and English, Tell direction with the sun and moon, Hike to waterfalls, Climb mountains, Sing nature songs, Cook treats on a campfire, Conduct science experiments!

12:00 Lunch (campers bring packed lunch from home)
12:30 Activities
2:00  Snack
2:10  Board bus for return to Shaarie Torah
2:50  Arrive back to Shaarie Torah
3:00  Camper pick up for 9:00 to 3:00 campers
3:00-5:30   Extended care option at Shaarie Torah
5:30 Camper pick up for 3:00 to 5:30 campers

Every day campers need to arrive at Camp Teva with the following:

  • Lunch
  • Sun hat and sunblock
  • Water bottle (full)
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Backpack
  • Medications they can self-administer.
  • PLEASE DO NOT BRING CELL PHONES OR ELECTRONIC TOYS. They will be taken and returned to camper at the end of day.

Shaarie Torah’s Camp Teva is directed by Josh Lake. Josh received a Master’s in Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary and decided to bring Jewish education into the greatest classroom of them all: Nature.

Josh has been leading outdoor adventures for 20+ years. Josh is passionate about empowering your child to understand the connection between Torah, our lives, and a healthy environment.  Josh is a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) with current certification.  Your child’s educational, emotional and safety needs will be well served by Josh.

For more information, please call Shaarie Torah: 503-226-6131.  At the present time, we regret that we cannot accommodate campers with special needs.

Register and reserve a spot today: Call our office at (503)226-6131 or email Gary Fifer at

  • Upcoming Events

    Morning MinyanTime: 7:30 am
    CST Board MeetingTime: 7:00 pm
    Morning MinyanTime: 7:25 am
  • Religious Services

    9:15 am Saturdays
    8:30 am Sundays
    7:25 am Mondays & Thursdays*

    *7:15 am if Minyan falls on Rosh Chodesh
    *8:30 am if on a National Holiday

  • Need a Minyan?

    If so, please contact the synagogue office at 503.226.6131. With a few days notice, Rabbi Rose will find congregants to participate.