Program of Messianic Jewish Studies
Every summer since 1974, Ariel Ministries has welcomed students of all ages from many countries to join us for our Messianic discipleship program held at Camp Shoshanah. It is nestled in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, and provides the perfect setting for our expanded eight-week program of rich Bible study, fellowship, and fun.
It is beneficial for the student to complete each topical program, if possible. You can attend from 1 to 8 weeks of the program depending on your schedule. Our program centers on the grounding and growth of believers through in-depth study of the Scriptures from a Jewish perspective. The time of Bible study combined with worship, fellowship, and the beautiful surroundings, makes Camp Shoshanah the perfect retreat for refreshment and renewal of your faith.
If you have any questions, our camp staff is ready to answer them. Call (518) 834-6057 or click here to CONTACT US
2019 Program Brochure
Program for Messianic Jewish Studies Summer Camp Schedule:
Weeks 1 & 2 (July 7 - 20th, 2019)
Topics: Deuteronomy, Judges & Ruth, and Joshua
Weeks 3, 4, 5 (July 21 - August 10th, 2019)
Topics: Feasts of Israel, Jewish History, Highlights of Isaiah, The Spiritual Life, and the Book of Proverbs
Week 6 (August 11 - 17th, 2019)
Topic: Life of the Messiah
Week 7 (August 18 - August 25th, 2019)
Topic: Introduction to Judaism
Week 8 (August 26 - 30th, 2019 Ends at Noon)
Topics: The Remnant of Israel - Past, Present and Future
(**Campers who are not staying for the Labor Day Weekend conference will need to plan their departure by Friday, August 30th by noon.)
Labor Day Weekend (August 30 - September 2nd, 2019 **)
Topics: Angelology, Satanology and Demonology
(**Shabbat Dinner starts at 4:30 pm Friday August 30th going into the weekend program
Ariel's Messianic Jewish Studies Summer Camp Program
Throughout the years, our Messianic Jewish Studies Program has been growing. We now offer a six-week program teaching various Bible topics and courses from a Messianic Jewish Perspective. There is a two week curriculum followed by a three week curriculum, followed by a one week course on the Life of Messiah from a Jewish Perspective. The seventh and eighth weeks are new and can be attended together or individually.
You may attend for one to eight weeks depending on your schedule. Students are encouraged to attend all eight weeks of the program if their schedule allows.
Classes begin on Monday morning and end on Friday evening. During the first two weeks, the program will run four hours per day. During the next four weeks, the program will run five hours per day. Weeks seven and eight are structured the way that weeks one and two are.
The structure of the program will include four classes, each an hour long per day for the two and three week programs. The three week program has a required fifth session for first-time attendees: The Survey of the Life of Messiah, which runs for 75 minutes each day. The sixth week program will also run for five hours a day giving a complete detailed study of Messiah’s life.
A youth program is provided during the adult sessions. We have designed our schedule for the maximum teaching time during the day, while allowing ample time for fun and fellowship. The afternoons and weekends allow plenty of free time for worship, fellowship, hiking and recreation at Trout Pond, as well as various other activities located nearby.
Each Friday evening we have a special Shabbat service and dinner. Saturday is a free day for campers who will continue their study and a departure day for those who are leaving. On Sunday mornings, we gather for a time of worship led by Ariel staff members and students. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it along to share with us. Saturday and Sunday evenings are reserved for lakeside cookouts with music, dance, and fellowship. Sunday evenings at 8:00 pm there is an orientation for incoming campers.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH (UP TO AGE 17):
Serious Bible education is required for our youth. While opportunities for good fun abound, first and foremost the Shoshanah facility is a Discipleship Program. During adult classes, we will conduct Bible teaching and a recreation program for children ages. Topics will mirror the adult program topics.
Accommodations include cabins for married couples and families; separate bunkhouses for single men and single women, and camp grounds (tent, camper, or RV). All accommodations are available on a first-come, first-served basis, giving early registrants preference regarding dates of attendance. You may also commute from one of the local motels (contact Camp Shoshanah for more information). Pets are NOT permitted.
MEALS AT FACILITY:
Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please plan to arrive after 2 pm on Saturday. The first meal for new arrivals will be the evening cookout.
Please Note: Attendees are not permitted to prepare their own meals nor is food allowed in the cabins, nor use of the kitchen facilities for any purpose.
A refrigerator is provided in the dining hall for those attendees who have specific medical dietary needs. Anything that will be stored in the refrigerator in the Dining Hall designated “Student Fridge” MUST be put in a covered plastic box (obtained from the Office) and CLEARLY labeled.
Tyndale Seminary Course Credit
You can receive Bible school or seminary credit for classes taken at Shoshanah. Tyndale Seminary is offereing one hour of course credit, graduate or undergraduate for every 10-12 hours of study at our Camp Shoshanah Discipleship Program, up to three credit hours.
For information on obtaining credit, please contact Josh Bailey at (800) 886-1415, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may send your course completion information to Josh Bailey at: Tyndale Seminary - 6800 Manhattan Blvd Ste 200 - Ft. Worth, TX 76120
Camp Scholarship Fund
Why not sponsor a friend, pastor, or missionary? You can donate to the camp scholarship fund and help those otherwise to attend.
Churches can give an appreciation gift by sending their pastor and family to camp for a week or more. Invest in the leadership you love. The deep Messianic scriptural understanding they gain will in turn be a blessing to the congregation and the lives of those they teach and touch. Ariel’s Program of Messianic Jewish Studies is an investment that pays eternal dividends.
Call (518) 834-6057 and we’ll help you get a sponsorship set up for whoever you would like to especially bless in Messiah Yeshua.