Program of Messianic Jewish Studies

Every summer since 1974, Ariel Ministries has welcomed students of all ages from many countries to join us for our Messianic discipleship program held at the Shoshanah Campus. It is nestled in the beautiful Adirondack mountains of upstate New York and provides the perfect setting for our expanded eight-week program of rich Bible study, fellowship, and fun.

It is beneficial for the student to complete each topical program, if possible. You can attend from 1 to 8 weeks of the program, plus Labor Day Weekend, depending on your schedule. Our program centers on the grounding and growth of believers through an in-depth study of the Scriptures from a Jewish perspective. The time of Bible study combined with worship, fellowship, and the beautiful surroundings, makes the Shoshanah Campus the perfect retreat for refreshment and renewal of your faith.

If you have any questions, our campus staff are ready to answer them. Call (518) 834-6057 or click here to CONTACT US

Coming Soon: 2023 Program Brochure 

You may choose your accommodations on the application.  Just keep in mind that we will assign you a bed within these categories and if you have special requests, you will be able to include a note to us on the back of the application.  Not all requests may be able to be filled.  

Please plan to arrive on Campus during the following check-in hours:  Saturday 2pm - 9pm or Sunday 8am - 4pm. 

If you arrive outside of these hours, on Saturday night you will have to find other accommodations until someone from campus can pick you up the next morning or find other transportation to campus. If arriving on campus after 9pm on Saturday, check-in will take place at 8am Sunday morning.  Check-in should be completed no later than 4pm on Sunday.  Contact the Shoshanah Campus office for further information.

Ariel's Messianic Jewish Studies Program AT SHOSHANAH CAMPUS

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. There is a two-week curriculum followed by a three-week curriculum, followed by a one week course on the Life of Messiah from a Jewish perspective.  The seventh and eighth weeks are new and can be attended together or individually.


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


The Breakdown

Classes begin on Monday morning and end on Friday evening. During the first two weeks, the program will run four hours per day. During the next four weeks, the program will run five hours per day. Weeks seven and eight are structured the way that weeks one and two are.


The structure of the program will include four classes, each an hour-long per day for the two and three-week programs. The three-week program has a required fifth session for first-time attendees: The Survey of the Life of Messiah, which runs for 75 minutes each day. The sixth-week program will also run for five hours a day giving a complete detailed study of the Messiah’s life.


A youth program is provided during the adult sessions. We have designed our schedule for the maximum teaching time during the day while allowing ample time for fun and fellowship. The afternoons and weekends allow plenty of free time for worship, fellowship, hiking, and recreation at Trout Pond, as well as various other activities located nearby.

Each Friday evening we have a special Shabbat service and dinner. Saturday is a free day for attendees 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. Sunday evenings at 8:00 pm there is an orientation for incoming guests.



Serious Bible education is required for our youth. While opportunities for good fun abound, first and foremost the purpose of the Shoshanah campus is as a Discipleship Program. During adult classes, we will conduct Bible teaching and a recreation program for the children. Topics will mirror the adult program.


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 the Shoshanah Campus office for more information). 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 meals, no food is to be eaten or stored in the cabins, personal use of the kitchen facilities for any purpose is not allowed . A refrigerator is provided in the dining hall for those attendees who have specific medical dietary needs. Please include this information on your application.  Anything that will be stored in the refrigerator in the Dining Hall designated “Student Fridge” MUST be put in a covered plastic tote (obtained from the Office) and CLEARLY labeled.

Tyndale Seminary Course Credit

You can receive Bible school or seminary credit for classes taken at the Shoshanah Campus. Tyndale Seminary is offering one hour of course credit, graduate, or undergraduate for every 10-12 hours of study at our Shoshanah Campus Discipleship Program, up to three credit hours.

For information on obtaining credit, please call (800) 886-1415, or email at


You may send your course completion information to Tyndale Seminary - 701 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX 76053.


Campus Summer program Scholarship Fund

Why not sponsor a friend, pastor, or missionary? You can donate to the scholarship fund and help those otherwise unable to attend.

Churches can give an appreciation gift by sending their pastor and family to camp for a week or more. Invest in the leadership you love. The deep Messianic scriptural understanding they gain will in turn be a blessing to the congregation and the lives of those they teach and touch. Ariel’s Program of Messianic Jewish Studies is an investment that pays eternal dividends.


Call (518) 834-6057 and we will help you get a sponsorship set up for whomever you would like to especially bless in Messiah Yeshua.