School Retreats and Field Trips

Bring your school or youth group to the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University for an experience full of education, self-discovery and team building. Nestled in 3,000 acres only 30 minutes from Los Angeles, the campus is the perfect setting for groups seeking to learn, share and bond. Here you can clear your mind and prepare to focus in an environment ideal for creative thinking and productive collaboration.

The Brandeis-Bardin Campus offers groups from 25 to 250 people a facility equipped with cabins, team building courses, miles of hiking trails and indoor and outdoor gathering areas for group activities and meetings. Groups share meals together in our spacious dining facilities with menus that are kid-friendly and nutritious.

From one-day field trips to week-long overnights, the Brandeis-Bardin Campus hosts a variety of programs that meet the curricular and communal goals of teachers and group leaders.

We offer a wide variety of recreational activities and we provide specialized programming for outdoor experiences, team building and leadership development, as well as spiritual retreats. Our goal is to seamlessly blend your participants and your agenda with our dedicated staff and our specialized programming. We take care of the details of your program so you can focus on meeting your group’s objectives. We offer wireless Internet throughout the grounds.


Pick the programs that best meet your educational needs:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • Gardening
  • Composting workshop
  • Climbing Wall
  • Alpine tower
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama
  • Team building
  • Survival training
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Gaga
  • Football
  • Swimming,
  • Israeli Dance
  • Challah Braiding
  • Service project
  • Talent Show
  • Camp Fire

 Sample School Retreat Itinerary:
10am arrive at camp unload busses
10:05-10:10am opening circle
10:10-10:45- team building activities
10:45am-12:00pm- Nature Hike
12:45-1:30pm-Art project
1:30-2:30pm -Drama games with Jewish learning
2:30-3:30pm-Free play on sports field (soccer, baseball and Gaga)
3:30-4:00pm-Closing circle
4:00pm students load buses