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Camp Shoshanah is a Conference, Retreat and Bible Study facility for believers in Jesus the Messiah, located on over 400 acres in the scenic Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State. We are part of Ariel Ministries.  Ariel is a Messianic Jewish outreach ministry, sharing the Good News of Messiah Jesus with the Jewish people and with all who will hear, discipling those who come to faith and training believers.
Each summer since 1973 we have conducted a 3 week intensive Messianic Bible Institute Discipleship Program, taught by our director Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum and other skilled Bible Teachers. Over the years many Jewish believers & leaders in the Messianic Movement have taught here including Dr. Louis Goldberg, Barney Kasdan, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Steven Ger, Sam Nadler, Dr. Mitch Glaser, Dr. Barry Leventhal, Mottel Baleston, Dr. Greg Hagg, J. Isaac Gabizon, Robert Morris, Gary Derechinsky, Louis Lapides, Jeff Gutterman, Michael Gabizon, John Kanter, Richard Hill and several others. 

The daily schedule includes 3 hours of classes in the morning, 2 hours in the evening, with the afternoon free for recreation. All meals are in our Dining Hall. You may attend Camp for one, two, or all three weeks. The entire set of courses we offer is fully covered during a cycle of five summers. You may begin at any time. A certificate is given to those completing the 5 year cycle with a minimum 2 weeks each summer. These courses are offered during each 5 year class cycle:

Messianic Jewish Bible study camp
The Book of Isaiah 
The Book of Proverbs 
The Book of Acts
Jewish History 
The Book of Jeremiah
Zionism and the History of Israel 
Bible Study Methods
Eschatology: Study of the Last Days
Messianic Jewish Epistles: Hebrews, 1st & 2nd Peter, James
Rabbinic & Messianic Views of Messianic Prophecy
Ecclesiology: The Study of the Congregation of Believers Israelology: Study of the Doctrine of Israel in the Scriptures
The Feasts of Israel
The Holocaust: History & Theology 
The Book of Galatians 
Design for Discipleship 
Ministries and Gifts of the Holy Spirit 
The Minor Prophets 
Messianic Jewish History
Jewish Family Life 
The Plan of the Ages 
Issues in Messianic Jewish Theology 
The Covenants of the Bible
The Spiritual Life
The Book of Ezekiel 
The Book of Daniel 
In addition, each year Dr. Fruchtenbaum teaches his well known course: "The Life of the Messiah from a Jewish Perspective", which gives students a comprehensive  understanding of the Jewishness of Messiah Jesus and the Jewish roots of faith in Jesus. Many thousands of believers, both Jewish and Gentile, as well as scores of Leaders in the Messianic Movement have taken & benefited from this course.

All are invited to learn the scriptures with us. We welcome both those who are Jewish & those who are not, people who have studied the scriptures for many years and those who are new. Singles, couples & families with children attend as there are separate programs for kids & teens, with all coming together for meals and the times of worship & community events. Many 'home school' families have attended over the years. Those who've been here have likened the experience to a "summer kibbutz" or a "Messianic Camp Meeting". Click the Photo Archive button on the main page for a flavor of the various camp activities.

See full Camp Shoshanah pdf download on the website and call the Camp directly to check the specific week your family is thinking about attending. In addition to the classic 3 week school, a 2 week program has been offered during the second & third weeks of July, offering a different line-up of classes as well as a 4 class daily schedule, compared to the 5 classes during the 3 week program. The latest addition is a one week complete course on the "Life of Messiah from a Jewish Perspective" in mid-August.

Each of the Bible Study classes begins with Messianic Jewish praise music with lyrics in Hebrew and English. Praise & Israeli Folk dancing is regularly enjoyed, and a snack shop satisfies your desire for a nosh. Each week of the Bible Study Camp ends with a traditional and festive Jewish Shabbat Dinner. The Camp is located on a lake in a scenic valley in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State with our own sandy beach, recreation on-premises and even more options nearby. Housing includes rustic family cabins and modern dorms, with RV 'hook-ups' available.

For a detailed brochure on the Camp and the current schedule, see the Main Ariel Website

Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum is a Messianic Jewish scholar who has taught two generations of leaders


We light Shabbat candles, chant the Kiddush and Motzi at each Friday evening meal

Songs of praise to Messiah Yeshua


Songs of praise before each Bible class

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Camp Shoshanah,  838 Trout Pond Rd,  Keeseville, NY 12944  -  tel# 518-834-6057
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