- Where will we be staying?
While traveling Israel, campers and staff sleep in 3 Star hotels/youth hostels or Kibutz Guest Houses. Room capacity differs at each hotel, however most sleep 4-6 campers per room. A list of hotels will be available a few months before departure. Bed linens and blankets are always supplied for each camper.
- How is security & safety handled?
Our first concern is the security of every participant of our program. The campers will travel with the group at all times. We will tour the country on our own coach bus from the time the group arrives in Israel and until it departs. Participants of the program will not use public transportation while in Israel.
- Can I visit my family & friends in Israel?
We recommend enhancing your child’s visit to Israel by pre-arranging with us and your relatives and/or close friends to participate in the “free weekend options” Teens will be picked up and dropped off at several places in Israel. We will send out a form on the application where you can let us know who you will be staying with, so start planning now! As many of our campers do not have family is Israel, we will have organized programs during this weekend and will have our campers stay with the staff.
- What is the Gadna add-on option?
Gadna is a new program add-on. It will give campers the option of extending their trip for an extra week to remain in Israel. Campers will live the life of an Israeli soldier on a real Tzahal Army base. Campers will wear the Tzahal uniform and follow a regimented routine, featuring shooting practice, self-defense courses and the daily duties of a soldier. This is a program that is very popular with touring groups of teenagers and will no doubt be a great addition to our trip.
- What areas of Israel will I be traveling to?
Extensive travel includes full exploration of Israel from north to south and east to west. Highlights include Jerusalem, Eilat & the Negev, Tel Aviv, the Galil, the Golan Heights, Masada & the Dead Sea. Sight seeing and adventure at Ein Gedi, Camel rides, water sports, Latrun, Kotel Tunnels, the shuk, Palmach Museum, water hikes, jeep rides, kayaks, Yad Vashem, caves, Alyalon Bullet Factory, boat cruises on the Red Sea and Kinneret. Please ask to see our full itinerary.
- What is included in the price?
Round trip airfare, 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, & dinner), snacks, admission and entry fees into all parks, museums, entertainment, etc., hotel accommodations for the duration of the trip, guided tours & hikes, a bus for those children returning back to camp from the airport, a private coach bus, transportation and so much more.
- What’s next? How can I apply?
You can apply by registering directly on our website or downloading a paper application from our website. After each camper fills out an application they will be contacted by the director to begin the application process. Campers are required to submit two letters of recommendation, a phone interview, passport photos, and summer program ideas/plans.