Local Mini Day Camps
With COVID still looming, our large overnight camps are not possible. This summer, we have shifted our large camp model, and will be running mini-camps throughout Israel.
With campers in small groups for 3-week sessions, we will serve over 16,000 youth across the country - 15,000 children and 1,000 teenagers (junior counselors). Our decades of experience in running camps allows us to create this new model quickly and at minimal cost in 60 different municipalities and regional councils throughout Israel.
15-18 year-olds will participate as part of our flagship year-long leadership training program and serve as junior counselors, including participating in newly-developed local training seminars in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions.
Our camps will also be a welcome reprieve from childcare for the many parents who desperately need to get back to work, or are searching for jobs to regain some financial stability.
There is No Place Like Camp
“Here in Afula, most families have a hard time affording summer camps in the best of times, and this year with so many having lost their jobs during the lockdown, and small businesses closing... I hope we can help them get back on their feet by providing affordable, fun and enriching summer experiences for their kids while they figure things out and look for new work. And the kids get important time away from the stress at home, too.”
Moshe Alkabetz, Youth Movement Counselor
The full cost for day camp and three-day camping trip is $300 per student, with approximately $100 covered by the Ministry of Education and the rest expected to be covered by parents.
In this financial atmosphere, even middle-class families are struggling to pay full price. We are seeking to bring down the cost to $100 for the 2,000 families who need it the most from all over the country – with a total of $200,000 needed to be raised.
Alternately, consider supporting a specific underprivileged community – neighborhood or town – with $4,000 supporting a capsule of 40 children.