Learning about different cultures helps children grow up to be more understanding adults who are connected to the world and others around them. This is why we incorporate learning about Israeli culture into our camp programming each year.
Our camp staff includes a young Israeli, who teaches our campers about his or her culture in a fun and engaging way. We invite the Israel caravan music and dance troupe to our campground—their energetic, spirited performance is always one of the highlights of the summer!
We also hold Israel Day—one of our campers’ favorite themed days year after year! During Israel Day, campers “travel” to Israel without setting foot in the country. The campground is transformed into a sea of blue and white as campers use their five senses to learn about and celebrate Israel’s history, language, culture, people, and geography. Activities in the past have included touching the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem and inserting a prayer in the crevices, making and eating falafel sandwiches, making Hebrew name bracelets, being challenged to an Israeli army-style obstacle course, and playing Geography Twister on a giant map of Israel. Check out some photos from last year's Israel Day below!