Aryeh United: The Deep South
Aryeh United: The Deep South is an incredible trip to through Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee which integrates special education students with mainstreamed teens of a similar age. This program is jam-packed with incredible activities such as white water rafting, Segwaying, and sensational water hikes. The leaders of this trip run social education classes steeped in moral values to help our participants grow socially and emotionally.
United is open to high schoolers finishing grades 8-11 who will come on the trip as mentors,
but no more than 20 will be accepted onto the program. Approximately
fifteen to twenty campers with some special needs, who are between the ages
of 14-21, will also be accepted onto the trip. Our goal is for these
individuals to form lasting friendships with our other Aryeh campers
and mentors, providing them with a sincere feeling of social inclusion.
United is intended for high functioning individuals with special social, mental and/or emotional needs. If you feel your child might be a candidate to be a camper on Aryeh United please contact us. Scholarships are available for all campers. Mentors should check with their local synagogues and Federations to see if scholarship funds are available. This is a not for profit program, led by our fantastic volunteer-based staff. Our goal is to create a warm, altruistic environment where Midot Matter Most and every single day is filled with happiness and excitement.
Our 2016 Itinerary!
Fly down to Louisiana where you will experience one of the most beautiful and culturally unique cities in America: New Orleans! You will go on a thrilling kayak ride, tour French Quarter, take a boat ride through the nearby swamps and bayous, eat delicious, freshly made beignets (Cajun doughnuts), and more!
Aug. 24: Alabama
We say goodbye to NOLA and head to Mobile, AL where we will take a tour of the enormous Battleship Alabama. We will continue up through Montgomery stopping for a beautiful waterfall hike, seeing the unique foiliage and southern charm of Alabama all along the way.
Aug. 25-28: Atlanta
These days are jam packed with fun and exciting activities! We will tour Coca-Cola World, visit the Georgia Aquarium (the largest indoor aquarium in the world), go on the field of the Georgia Dome (home of the Falcons), and do all the thrills at Six Flags over Georgia. Plus we will spend a relaxing Shabbat with the warm community of Atlanta.
Aug. 28-30: Great Smoky Mountain National Park
It wouldn't be an Aryeh trip if we didn't spend time in a National Park, and the Smoky's is one of America's best. We will experience one thrill after another in the Smokies: incredible hiking, Ziplining, class IV whitewater rafting and more!
Itinerary and prices are subject to change due to weather, unforeseen logistical alterations, or pricing alterations made by hotels, bus companies, and/or attractions..