Isabella Freedman


Wednesday July 3 and Thursday July 4th

Or Just Thursday July 4th Special Event!


RSVP Deadline                                           Noon Monday, July 1, 2013


RSVP Here!!!                                                          July 4th Main Weekend Page










 Isabella Freedman Special All-In-One Packages

July 3rd & July 4th Special Event!



Spend the 4th of July with a BBQ at Isabella Freedman


Its your chance to finally visit or to reconnect with the special spirit at Isabella Freedman. Then cap the day with a BBQ for all (vegetarian friendly!).



** Bike to a Waterfall or along a Scenic River!!

** Boat Along the Housatonic in a canoe or kayak!!

** Hike to an Overlook!

** Yoga in the Yurt

** Adamah Organic Farm Permaculture Tours, with Goats!!




You have many options – you can come for just July 4th for as low as $49 or stay over for as low as $129. If you are a camper and you bring all of your own gear, tent, sleeping bag, etc, you can come for as low as $99!




If you want any other options for a one day stay, or to stay for more days, please visit our July 3rd - 8th site for our overall July 4th event or www.davetrek.com for all the details.


Many of you have asked if we can have a special package just for Isabella Freedman and James Taylor for those who can't take off any days besides July 4th. Many have also asked to do a day event at Isabella Freedman, so you can experience the special spirit there and sample the kosher gourmet food at Isabella. Isabella Freedman is 2 hrs from New York City and 3 hrs from Boston.

We have created a special all-in-one package just for you that acheives these goals!


All RSVPs by this MONDAY AT NOON -  July 1

See below for all the details!


David Brotsky

Davetrek Adventures



We have several special all-in one packages:


1 Night Option  -  Rates are per person, NOT PER ROOM

Camping $99 (per adult) $80 (per child 5 - 15),

Basic Room $129 (per adult)  & Deluxe Room $159 (per adult) - Children’s (5 – 15) rate for a spot in a basic room or a deluxe room - $89 – under 5 are free!


 Wednesday July 3rd

       * Dinner at Isabella Freedman

        * Rooming  Choices-  Deluxe (2+ star, own bathroom) or Basic (1 star - shared,  single sex dormitory style   bathrooms) or Camping option ( bring all of your own equipment/tent/linens, etc. -  bathrooms and shower available for use). Families may only select Deluxe Rooms or Camping Rooms.


  Thursday July 4th

         * Relax at Isabella Freedman with yoga, swimming, nature walk or hike, onsite boating and biking (add'l charge)

 Breakfast and Lunch at Isabella

          * BBQ Dinner  with hamburgers, hotdogs  and chicken from Grow & Behold at the BBQ


Followed by an evening bonfire!!


You can stay onsite all day and do some of the activities like onsite boating and swimming, hiking, volleyball, etc or pay additional fees for things like biking, boating, adamah farm tours and more! See below for details.



July 4 - Day Only Options


BBQ Only Option - $49 per adult, $25 per child ( 5 – 15) under 5 are free ( bring your own lunch)

BBQ + Lunch Option - $65 per adult, $35 per child (5 – 15) (under 5 are free)


Thursday July 4th –arrive as early as 10:00 am

         Relax at Isabella Freedman with  swimming, nature walk and onsite  boating or pay additional fees for things like biking, boating, adamah farm tours and more. See below for details.

Lunch for those who purchase in advance, then followed by a

                    * BBQ Dinner  with hamburgers, hotdogs  and chicken from Grow & Behold at the BBQ for all!!


Followed by an evening bonfire!!



Additional Cost Activities on July 4


1. Adamah Organic Farm Jewish Permaculture Tour

$15 per adult or child 5 and older—suitable for anyone who can walk up to 1 mile easily. (10:30 AM—12:00 PM and 1:30—3:00, if we get enough people to do both –otherwise we will just offer the afternoon tour)


This is an excellent tour for all! The Adamah Family Farm is just a short walk from the Isabella Freedman campus. As you tour our organic fruit orchards, berry hedgerows, vegetable fields and compost-yard chickens, you will see how we are bringing the commandments in Genesis to life as we "till and tend" the land in ways that enable it to flourish for generations to come. Includes a special compost demonstration: Psalms teaches that “the stone that the builders overlooked will be the cornerstone of the third Temple.” We are turning ‘waste’ into valuable fertilizer for our fields — something you can learn to do in your own garden. You can also go visit our onsite goat farm and see the goats get milked in the late pm!



2, Biking—$20 per adult or per child (limited quantities) for a 2 hour  Scenic River ride or ride to a great waterfall!


Also, limited number of  child options for trailer ( ages 2 to 4, if they can sit well on their own), child bike - 5 and above and trail a bike— ages 4 to 6) - $20 each, quantities very limited!


Two hour trips at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:30—2:30 PM and 3:00 - 5:00 PM


Waterfall Ride - 6 miles roundtrip


Visit the nearby Great Falls, in Falls Village - scenic and stunning, with great views of the falls.!


Scenic River Ride - 12 miles

This is a wonderful and easy to moderate bike trip mostly along River Road, alongside the Housatonic River for much of the time. At the midpoint you have a beautiful 150 year old covered bridge that you will visit in West Cornwall, CT. The trip is 12 miles long roundtrip and takes about 2 hours from start to finish.


You can also take an adult bike out for the day for $35.


3. Housatonic Boating Option—Canoe or Kayak! @ 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM


Canoe - $39 per person, up to 2 adults and one child 5 and above per canoe ( when two parents come, the child is free—as us about rates for single parents with a child and families with more than 1 child)

Kayak—$49 per person, no tandems available.


Paddle a 6 mile section of the beautiful Housatonic River in Northwestern Connecticut—up to 2 hrs on the water. This section is a mixture of moving flatwater and easy whitewater and is suitable for novice paddlers.



 Rides/Transportation - For this special package you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the event.

We will make a ride spreadsheet available on Sunday for those going who have extra space, but no refunds if you are unable to get a ride. Keep this in mind when you sign up for the event.



There are no changes possible for this package and it cannot be combined with any other offers.All packages are not refundable once purchased. If you need to find someone to purchase your package, you must use the July 4th weekend facebook event page to make any exchanges.


CHILDREN:  Children under 5 are free for the entire time. Children between 5 and 15 are charged at the child rates. Children older than 15 are charged as adults.. Basic Rooms are single sex, so families may only select Camping or Deluxe Rooms.


ROOMS - we will be using the Basic & Deluxe rooms at Isabella - click here for more details and to see pictures. For those camping, be aware that you must bring all of your own equipment such as a tent, rain tarp, bedding, linens, etc. We will have a shower and bathroom available for use.


DIRECTIONS: Here is a link to directions to Isabella Freedman. We will supply directions from Isabella Freedman to Tanglewood for those attending.


DETAILS ABOUT ISABELLA FREEDMAN -  for all of the details Isabella Freedman and the Special July 3rd & 4th Schedule see below. You can also visit our FAQ page to find out information about Isabella, from details of the kashrut to information on the Isabella Freedman.




Wednesday, July 3rd

5:00 PM - Check in and Welcome Snacks

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Dinner

8:00 - 8:30 Mincha and Maariv, followed by evening activities



Thursday, July 4th

7:30 AM - Yoga

8:00 AM - Shacharit

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Breakfast

9:30 AM - Room Checkout for people only staying Wednesday night - you must be packed and all of your luggage  out of the rooms, but we have space to store your luggage until you leave for James Taylor.

10:00 - 12:00 PM  Biking to a waterfall or along a scenic river (additional charge) additional charge, select  and pay for the biking option when purchasing your tickets above, otherwise we will not have a bike available for you

10:00 - 12:00  PM Lake Swimming and Onsite Lake Boating

10:30 – 12:00 Adamah Farm Tour (additional $15 charge - if enough sign up at this time –otherwise 1:30)

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (additional charge for BBQ only people – included for everyone else)

12:30 – 2:30 PM Biking – waterfall or river (additional $20 per person charge)

1:00 – 5:00 PM Lake Swimming and Onsite Lake Boating

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Nature Walk/Hike

12:45 – 4:30 Boating Along the Housatonic – 6 miles, up to 2hrs on the river, flat water –

$39 per person, canoe (max 2 adults + 1 child 5 and older in each canoe – the child is free with 2 adults) , $49 – kayak , per person

1:30 – 3:00 PM Adamah Organic Farm Tour (additional $15 per person charge)

3:00 – 5:30 PM Soil and Service – work on the Adamah organic farm doing various chores – bring a hat and water

3:00 – 5:00 Biking - waterfall or river (additional $20 per person charge)

3:00 – 4:00 Volleyball

5:30 – 7:00 PM BBQ for meat eaters and vegetarians – meats from Grown and Behold

7:30 - ?? Bonfire with stories, a capella songs and more!




Isabella Freedman Details

 Visit the website for the July 3rd - 8th site for our overall July 4th event, which has details of the Isabella Freedman, pirctures and information on rooms, etc. Below are some of the highlights.


The Isabella Freedman Retreat is located on a secluded 450 acre property, with a lake and a pond,


and has the following amenities:


· Field and playground with sporting equipment


· Basketball court—1/2 court only


· Volleyball


· 2 public computers with Internet available for use in the main building, and WiFi (Wireless Internet) available in the main building



· Game room in main building - Pool and Board Games


* Onsite goats, Organic farm adjacent



· Miles of hiking trails with paths that range from gentle to strenuous, and very close to the Appalachian Trail.


· Pool Table


· Tennis court



· A private lake for using free boats, fishing, and swimming—Canoes, pedal boats and paddle boats




 RSVP Here!!!