About Camp Shoshanah

Program of Messianic Jewish Studies

Ariel Ministries USA is a Jewish ministry dedicated to sharing the gospel with Jewish people and to discipling both Jewish and Gentile believers through an intensive study of the Scriptures from the Jewish frame of reference in its original context.

Camp Shoshanah is a conference centre venue, ministry/church retreat facility and Messianic Bible study facility for believers in Jesus the Messiah.  We are located on over 400 acres in the scenic Adirondack Mountains of northern New York state. As a vital aspect of Ariel Ministries, we reach out to share the good news of Messiah Yeshua with the Jewish people and with all who will hear, discipling those who come to faith and training believers.  Each summer since 1974, we have conducted a multi-week summer, camp, during which our director, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, and other skilled Bible teachers have taught the Scriptures from a Messianic Jewish perspective. The camp offers intense Bible teaching for adults and children alike.


Throughout the years, our Messianic Jewish Studies Program has been growing. We now offer an eight-week program teaching various Bible topics and courses from a Messianic Jewish Perspective.

You may attend for one to eight weeks depending on your schedule. Students are encouraged to attend all six weeks of the program if their schedule allows.

Program Breakdown

The Program Breakdown

Program for Messianic Jewish Studies 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**)
Topics: The Remnant of Israel – Past, Present and Future

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.


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 campgrounds (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 a list). Pets are NOT permitted.


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 the kitchen facilities for any purpose.

A refrigerator is provided in the dining hall for those attendees who have special 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 labelled.

Tyndale Seminary Course Credit

You can receive Bible school or seminary credit for classes taken at Shoshanah. Tyndale Seminary is offering 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 by email at registrar@tyndale.edu.

You may send your course completion information to Josh Bailey at Tyndale Seminary – 6800 Manhattan Blvd Ste 200 – Ft. Worth, TX 76120.


For further enquiries about going to Camp Shoshanah you will be directed to the Camp Shoshanah website here.