Description: A Taste of Quest: Yosemite Adventure
Entering 6th-7th grades6 days: June 17-22, 2018
Magical Mystery Tour: Mounta ...read moreA Taste of Quest: Yosemite Adventure
Entering 6th-7th grades6 days: June 17-22, 2018
Magical Mystery Tour: Mountains, Rivers, Beaches of California
Entering 9th-10th grades2 weeks: June 24 – July 6, 2018
Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest: Surfing, Kayaking, Backpacking
Entering 7th-8th grades2 weeks: June 24 – July 6, 2018
Sierra Slam Quest: Rafting, Backpacking, Hot Springs
Entering 7th-8th grades2 weeks: July 8 – July 20, 2018
Northwest/Canada Quest: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Kayaking
Entering 9th-10th grades3 weeks: July 8-27, 2018
Women of the Wild: Backpacking, Rafting, Redwoods – just for girls!
Entering 7th-8th grades2 weeks: July 29-August 10, 2018
Rock and River Quest: Rock Climbing, Rafting, Backpacking
Entering 9th-10th grades2 weeks: July 29-August 10, 2018
Registration for our 2018 programs opens to returning families on Nov 29 and to the public on Dec 13!
My son had a fantastic experience at Camp Tawonga. He gained a sense of greater self-reliance, appreciated the community/connection with campers and great counselors, and came home singing songs and feeling part of the Camp Tawonga family/tradition.
– Stacy Pollina-Millen
Teens sleep under the stars, share leadership, and learn new skills in a supportive, small-group environment. Each trip follows a different itinerary and offers unique outdoor activities, like backpacking, rock climbing, sea kayaking and river rafting, which are designed to challenge, empower and inspire. Teens choose the music, set the menu, and work together – it’s like a road trip with a dozen friends into the great outdoors. Tawonga’s four-part mission of fostering positive self-image and self-esteem, creating cooperative community, encouraging a deep appreciation of nature and exploring Jewish identity and spirituality come to life on this unique off-site experience.
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Description: June 26-July 24, 2018
Climb the fortress of Masada, put a note in the Kotel in Jerusalem, lay on the beaches of Tel ...read moreJune 26-July 24, 2018
Climb the fortress of Masada, put a note in the Kotel in Jerusalem, lay on the beaches of Tel Aviv, and drink tea in a Bedouin tent in the Negev desert as you travel across the beautiful, diverse landscape of Israel.
Jerusalem’s Old City. Mount Herzl. Masada. Ein Gedi. Kayaking on the Jordan River. Tzfat. Snorkeling in the Red Sea. The Dead Sea. Visits to several Kibbutzi
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Description: July 1 - Aug 2nd 2018
It’s finally time to experience the incredible culture and beauty of Israel that you’ve h ...read moreJuly 1 - Aug 2nd 2018
It’s finally time to experience the incredible culture and beauty of Israel that you’ve heard about since your first day at camp! Machon is a great program for every Young Judaean who wants to experience Israel to its fullest. Spend the summer with your best friends exploring the major sites and hidden gems of Israel. Machon will put your leadership skills into action while creating lifelong memories. Are you ready to head to Israel? Learn more and start packing!
As a new addition to the Machon experience, you will now get to start with three days at Tel Yehudah! You will participate in an exciting pre-trip program, spend quality time with the group, and be part of the great TY atmosphere! You will then be transported to the airport with your friends to begin your Israel adventure. read less
Description: July 2nd – July 22nd 2018
$5,550 - Includes roundtrip flight to Israel, from NY
10th - 12th Grade
Don’t hav ...read moreJuly 2nd – July 22nd 2018
$5,550 - Includes roundtrip flight to Israel, from NY
10th - 12th Grade
Don’t have plans yet for the summer? Interested in experiencing Israel through an LGBTQ+ lense? Then we have an amazing Israel summer program just for you!
Meet Israeli teens from the LGBTQ+ community! Visit IGY (Israel Gay Youth) and discuss the successes and challenges of that LGBTQ+ youth face in Israel.
Develop leadership skills by collaborating with prominent members of the LGBTQ+ community, active in politics, social issues, the arts, and more!
Visit the Jerusalem Open House to learn about the LGBTQ+ community in an ultra-Orthodox and Palestinian communities, and discuss pink-washing and other queer middle eastern issues.
Travel off the beaten track to explore sites around Israel while immersing yourself in the amazing diverse scenes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, while interacting with Israeli LGBTQ and Ally students.
Explore the queer nightlife in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, go on a culinary tour, meet Israeli artists, and plant a tree at the JNF Pride Forest in the Galilee!
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Description: MBI 2018 Dates: July 3rd-August 5th, 2018
What is MBI?
Experience Israel by participating in the most u ...read moreMBI 2018 Dates: July 3rd-August 5th, 2018
What is MBI?
Experience Israel by participating in the most unique program of its kind from North America. Join MBI for a five week summer adventure with your post grade 10 national shichva (age group). On MBI you will travel the country from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv; from the Golan Heights to the Negev. Learn first hand about the Israeli peoples, history, culture and society.
Relationships developed during MBI program last a lifetime. Participants will be split into tour groups to experience the country. Activities focus on building strong ties within their groups and with their national shichva (age group). A central goal of the MBI program is to help create young leaders with strong Jewish identities who will use these their knowledge at home, in their communities and at their machaneh (summer camp). The MBI program fosters growth and new levels of understanding by creating a powerful learning environment. Israeli, North American and international youth are brought together to provide diverse insight in topics such as community building, Judaism, and the Palestinian–Israeli conflict. MBI participants will be given the opportunity to learn independently and communally about their connection to Israel and Jewish society. read less
Description: Monday, July 9 – Tuesday, August 14
Mach Hach BaAretz is an amazing and inspiring 5-week Israel summer tour for 1 ...read moreMonday, July 9 – Tuesday, August 14
Mach Hach BaAretz is an amazing and inspiring 5-week Israel summer tour for 10th graders. Fall in love with the country and form an everlasting bond with its people! read less
Description: July 23-August 5, 2018
Open to Jewish boys in grades 9-12
July 25-August 7, 2018
Open to Jewish girls in grades 9 ...read moreJuly 23-August 5, 2018
Open to Jewish boys in grades 9-12
July 25-August 7, 2018
Open to Jewish girls in grades 9-12
CTeen Xtreme is a unique travel camp geared for today’s American high school student. Our program aims to boost your teen’s self-esteem with extreme adventures, extreme trips, and an extreme love for being Jewish. The adventurous hikes and thrilling trips are designed to boost the self-confidence, sense of responsibility, communication and survival skills of your teen. read less
Description: July 26-August 4, 2018
Every 2-3 years, Rabbi Shapiro leads Temple Akiba on a trip to Israel! We are looking to go ...read moreJuly 26-August 4, 2018
Every 2-3 years, Rabbi Shapiro leads Temple Akiba on a trip to Israel! We are looking to go in August 2018, and we would love to know of your interest. If you can please take a moment to respond to this survey, we would appreciate it! read less
Description: Alexander Muss High School in Israel, known to most as AMHSI or just HSI, is a study abroad program in Israel for hi ...read moreAlexander Muss High School in Israel, known to most as AMHSI or just HSI, is a study abroad program in Israel for high school students. This is a high school unlike any other, where education is imparted through experience and history is infused into everything you do. While keeping up with classes from your home school and gaining important college preparatory skills, you will also be learning about Israel through first-hand experience. In Israel, your "classroom" is the land itself as you travel to the places where history was made.
Phone: (800) 327-5980;
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Description: Join us for an authentic adventure in the great American West designed for current 6th-8th graders. Pacific Connect ...read moreJoin us for an authentic adventure in the great American West designed for current 6th-8th graders. Pacific Connect is a balanced travel experience that combines must-see touring, active outdoor adventures, meaningful Jewish experiences, and a unique opportunity to forge friendships as part of a close-knit group. No need to fly half-way around the world to experience a truly memorable summer on Pacific Connect.
Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
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Description: July 5 - July 18, July 12 - July 25
Travel to the grand European cities of Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris, and London. Se ...read moreJuly 5 - July 18, July 12 - July 25
Travel to the grand European cities of Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris, and London. See world heritage sites like Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace, the D-Day landing site at Omaha Beach, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Versailles Palace and Anne Frank's House. You'll also explore the Dutch countryside by bike, cross the English channel on an overnight ferry, sample exquisite Belgian chocolates and connect with Jewish Europe of past and present.
Western Europe Discovery is a jam-packed tour of England, France, Belgium and Holland. It's also an opportunity to explore the culture of Western Europe closeup -- its art, architecture, language, theater, culinary treats, and contemporary social trends. And along the way, you'll discover how the world-changing ideas that originated in these European nations continue to shape our own lives.
As a Jewish teen experience, this program is about understanding the history of Western Europe's Jewish community - its origins, triumphs and sorrows. You'll visit centuries-old synagogues, spend an authentic Shabbat in London and Amsterdam, and also confront the legacy of the Holocaust at places like the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup Memorial in Paris and at Fort Breendonk in Belgium.
Western Europe Discovery is a well-balanced combination of must-see touring, eye-opening Jewish experiences, and a unique opportunity to forge friendships with teens from around the world in the heart of Europe. read less
Description: Travel with teens from around the world on a cross-country and cross-cultural journey in the Jewish Homeland. Discov ...read moreTravel with teens from around the world on a cross-country and cross-cultural journey in the Jewish Homeland. Discover Israel's many treasures traveling between the Golan Heights in the far north to the tropical Red Sea in the deep south. Experience a Shabbat in the heart of Jerusalem, watch the sunrise from atop Masada and tap into the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv.
Israel Journey covers all of the classic sites you need to experience – ancient Jerusalem, modern Tel Aviv, the lush Galilee mountains, the vast Negev Desert, the unsinkable Dead Sea and the mountaintop fortress on Masada. But we'll also take you much further. Enjoy a BBQ on the beach, take part in an active archaeological dig, sample the world's very best falafel and spend a night under the stars.
More than a tour, this is a journey that is about discovering your own personal connection to this very ancient and very modern land. It's about exploring what it means to be Jewish from an Israeli point of view, It's about understanding the politics of the Middle East with new real world insights. And it's about living Jewish values through hands-on community service and Shabbat experiences. read less
Description: Welcome to BBYO Passport — the leading provider of travel programs for Jewish teens. Join us for a summer of new e ...read moreWelcome to BBYO Passport — the leading provider of travel programs for Jewish teens. Join us for a summer of new experiences, new friendships and a new way of looking at the world. Passport trips span destinations on five continents and combine elements of active touring, community service, and meaningful Jewish experiences. The program embraces pluralistic Jewish values and is designed for anyone with a spirit for adventure and a desire to experience the full color of the world. Prior involvement with BBYO is not necessary. Tracks to Israel, Europe, South Africa, Costa Rica and the Western USA are filling up fast!
Contact Person: Lane Schlessel;
Phone: (800) 698-1002;
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Description: July 5 - August 1, July 12 - August 8
PART 1 | Trek Costa Rica
Join teens from around the world and head for the c ...read moreJuly 5 - August 1, July 12 - August 8
PART 1 | Trek Costa Rica
Join teens from around the world and head for the cloud forests of Costa Rica to explore a country rich in bio-diversity, culture, and plenty of adventure.
Trek Costa Rica is a two-week teen travel experiene that combine outdoor touring, a Costa Rican approach to sustainable living, and opportunities for peer-to-peer connections with local teens.
As an experience for Jewish teens, Trek Costa Rica is also an opportunity to explore your Jewish identity through the lens of life in Costa Rica. Delve into the meaning of being eco-kosher, fulfill the Jewish value of Tikun Olam (fixing the planet), and celebrate two very memorable Shabbatot - including one with the Jewish community of San Jose.
Part 2 Italy Discovery
Fly to Italy and travel along the breathtaking Mediterranean Coast to the source of Western Civilization. Italy Discovery is a two-week teen travel experience that covers world-famous sites like the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, the leaning Tower of Pisa, the canals of Venice, the Vatican, Pompeii, and Michelangelo’s David sculpture.
During the journey, we will enjoy learning how pasta is made in Florence, touring the Ferrari factory, playing bocci in Rome, and white water rafting in the back country of Slovenia. Of course, we also make time to enjoy the delicious local Italian cuisine and the beaches of the Mediterranean.
As a BBYO Passport experience, Italy Discovery is also about connecting with the unique history of the Jewish People in Italy. We visit centuries-old synagogues, spend a special Shabbat with the Jewish communities of Venice and Rome, and learn about the original ghetto of Venice and what it stood for.
Italy Discovery is a well-balanced combination of must-see touring, eye-opening Jewish experiences, and a unique opportunity to forge friendships with teens from around the world in one of the world's most beautiful lands. read less
Description: Ramah Seminar is a 6-week trip, based in Jerusalem, which includes exploring Israel's history, archeological di ...read moreRamah Seminar is a 6-week trip, based in Jerusalem, which includes exploring Israel's history, archeological digs, tiyulim (trips) and more, including the opportunity to spend the summer with Ramah campers from all over North America. Extensions of seminar include a pre-Israel 10-day trip to Poland. For more information, applications or prices, please contact the National Ramah Office. Email: email@example.com Phone: (212) 678-8883 Website: http://www.ramah.org.ilread less
Description: Boys trip/ Girls Trip: July 3-24, 2017. The CTeen Heritage Quest is a unique 22-day trip to Poland and Israel that w ...read moreBoys trip/ Girls Trip: July 3-24, 2017. The CTeen Heritage Quest is a unique 22-day trip to Poland and Israel that will give teens a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of their Jewish heritage at the source. The group will spend six days visiting many sites of past Jewish presence in Poland, such as cemeteries, ghettos, and synagogues. Teens will explore firsthand what was once one of the largest and most significant Jewish communities in the world. In addition, the trip will give teens a chance to see the devastating effects World War II had on this once vibrant Jewish community by visiting concentration camps and Holocaust memorial sites. From Poland, the group will travel to Israel and discover the significance of our Jewish homeland and contemporary Jewish life. Teens will learn and absorb an authentic Jewish approach to tragedy, loss, and the keys to emerging from hardship with a stronger and bolder allegiance to our Jewish future, as well as strengthen their commitment to live as proud Jews.
Rabbi Nachman Rivkin
718-467-4400 x 4339
Description: Derech Hateva provides nature-based opportunities for teens to experience the wonder and excitement of the outdoors ...read moreDerech Hateva provides nature-based opportunities for teens to experience the wonder and excitement of the outdoors through meaningful adventures in Israel.
Phone: (212) 537-6280;
Website: http://www.derechhateva.orgread less
Description: Girls Israel Volunteer Experience (GIVE) is a 5 week Israel summer program where extraordinary high school girls are ...read moreGirls Israel Volunteer Experience (GIVE) is a 5 week Israel summer program where extraordinary high school girls are given the opportunity to experience hands-on Judaism through the art of giving back.
On GIVE, we visit an array of chesed organizations and experience firsthand what it means to be a responsible member of the Jewish people by helping those in need. From soup kitchens to medical clowning, greeting a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight to painting kindergartens in underprivileged communities, GIVErs are able to contribute to the many needs of those Jews living in Israel.
While GIVE’s primary focus is volunteer work, touring and exposure to the land of Israel continues to be a major piece of the summer. When not engaged in chesed activities, GIVE takes you to many of the major tourist attractions throughout Israel. Some highlights include spending Shabbat in Tzfat, banana boating on the Kineret, hiking in the Judean desert and the Golan, mountain rappelling and floating in the Dead Sea.
GIVE is an opportunity for girls to give back some of the good that they have received in their lives to those less fortunate. For an amazing summer that allows you to experience tangible Judaism in an incredibly exciting environment, while making friends from all over, sign up for NCSY’s GIVE!
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Description: Israel Teen Fellowship is a two week journey throughout Israel that focuses on diversity and welcomes all teenagers ...read moreIsrael Teen Fellowship is a two week journey throughout Israel that focuses on diversity and welcomes all teenagers in 9th-12th grade. Fellows see and experience the country as a land of many faiths and cultures; one that is filled with diverse histories, stories, and traditions. As such, Fellows meet and interact with teens from various Israeli communities, including: Jews, Arab-Israelis, Bedouins, Druze, and Bahai'i. Participants try new foods together, learn about each other, and complete projects to help better the communities they visit. Other events include rafting the Jordan River, floating in the Dead Sea, camping out in the Negev Desert, beach time in Tel Aviv, and touring Jerusalem.
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Description: June 27-July 25, 2017
Grade 11 | Departs from San Francisco & Los Angeles
We are thrilled to announce the ret ...read moreJune 27-July 25, 2017
Grade 11 | Departs from San Francisco & Los Angeles
We are thrilled to announce the return of the Camp Newman / West Coast NFTY in Israel summer program! This coming summer, we will offer a specially built, heavily discounted four-week NFTY Adventure program for our teens who are coming from West Coast congregations and from Camp Newman.
This group will depart from San Francisco and Los Angeles on June 28, 2016, and return on July 26, 2016.
The NFTY Adventure program is a unique and challenging four week summer experience created especially for teens who seek a meaningful and exciting journey to Israel filled with amazing memories and friendships which will last a lifetime. From ancient Jerusalem to modern Tel Aviv, from the beautiful Galilee to the stunning Negev Desert, you will create and be part of an intense traveling Jewish community of teens from all over North America.
You’ll have opportunities to meet Israeli teens, ride a camel, snorkel in the Red Sea, mountain bike, join in a real archeological dig, swim in the Mediterranean Sea, celebrate Shabbat in Jerusalem, eat a falafel, and have the most amazing time of your life. With a great summer of shared fun and friendship as a backdrop, you’ll return home with an intense personal connection to the land, history and people of Israel, proud of yourself and your people.
With NFTY’s renowned tour guide-educators leading the way, you’ll walk on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, make a pilgrimage to the Kotel -The Western Wall – travel back 2,000 years in time to explore the ancient tunnels around the foundation of the Temple Mount, and see the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book.
As the sun rises over the mountains of Jordan, you’ll ascend the summit of Masada at dawn. You’ll float in the Dead Sea, cover yourself with the famous black mud, and cool off in the refreshing waters of the Nahal Arugot Waterfall near Ein Gedi.
You’ll dig into your roots on an archeological expedition, unearth ancient pottery with your own hands, and crawl through the caves of the Maccabean Revolt by candlelight. Together with your Israeli peers, you’ll explore the Galilee and Golan, swim the headwaters of the Jordan River, wander through the alleyways of the mystical city of Safed, and “conquer” Crusader castles.
As you travel with your friends you’ll spend three unforgettable days and nights hiking and exploring the Negev Desert. You’ll ride camels across sand dunes, sip tea in a Bedouin tent, snorkel the crystal clear blue waters of the Red Sea, relax on a sandy beach, and sleep under a peaceful blanket of stars.
Before you leave for Israel you’ll select a “Chavaya”—special interest—module and during your stay. You’ll spend four fun-filled days pursuing your own interests while also making new friends from other NFTY groups. Choose from Yam L’Yam (Sea to Sea), Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World in Israel), Indiana Jones in Israel (Archeological Dig), and Gadna (Army Training).
Before you depart for home, you’ll be amazed by the modern city of Tel Aviv, swim in the Mediterranean, shop on famous Dizengoff Street, and return to spiritual Jerusalem for one final visit as you prepare to conclude your spectacular summer of adventure, personal discovery, challenge and growth. When you do return home to family and friends, you’ll have wonderful memories of your once-in-a-lifetime journey of friendship and fun. More important, you’ll have newfound pride in yourself, your people and your land. read less
Description: NFTY-EIE is a semester-long program based at Kibbutz Tzuba, located in the Judean Hills and approximately 15 minutes ...read moreNFTY-EIE is a semester-long program based at Kibbutz Tzuba, located in the Judean Hills and approximately 15 minutes outside of Jerusalem. With very small class sizes, students take advanced Jewish History and Hebrew courses and connect their learning with field trips across Israel. In addition, students take regular general studies classes to fulfill the requirements of their home high schools. NFTY-EIE is part of the Union for Reform Judaism family of camps and programs in North America and Israel.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Description: Does your teen require financial assistance to participate in the Israel program to which s/he has been accepted? T ...read moreDoes your teen require financial assistance to participate in the Israel program to which s/he has been accepted? The Jewish Federation, in partnership with your family's synagogue, can help. To see whether your family qualifies, please contact:
Contact Person: Vicky Lee
Phone: (323) 761-8233
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048;
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Description: Discover your passions and find your purpose. Explore the ideas and activities that excite you. Find out what being ...read moreDiscover your passions and find your purpose. Explore the ideas and activities that excite you. Find out what being Jewish means to you. Spend the year with Tzedek America.
Tzedek America is a national, residential gap experience based in Los Angeles. We offer nine-month and semester-long programs for young adults, ages 18-20, the opportunity to grow and engage with the world before returning to academics.
Through national and international travel, social justice internships, adventure programming and shared responsibilities, you will learn valuable life skills and begin to see and experience firsthand the social, environmental and economic challenges facing the United States today.
The program teaches leadership, communication and confidence-building skills — lifelong learning tools that will help you build a successful and purposeful life while you work to make a better world. Jewish content is designed to give you the opportunity to explore and redefine your Jewish identity, both as an individual and as an American citizen.
Tzedek America seeks to engage with Jewish young adults who represent the diversity of the Jewish community, including Jews of all religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities and socioeconomic status. read less
Description: Tzofim Chetz V'Keshet is a month long teen summer program that features Israeli teen participants, Israeli coun ...read moreTzofim Chetz V'Keshet is a month long teen summer program that features Israeli teen participants, Israeli counselors from the IDF and the chance to really experience a summer in Israel, Israeli style.
Contact Person: Emily Eisen;
Phone: (212) 390-8130 x309;
Website: http://israelscouts.orgread less
Description: Young Judaea has been leading summer programs to Israel for over 50 years and offer an amazing opportunity to travel ...read moreYoung Judaea has been leading summer programs to Israel for over 50 years and offer an amazing opportunity to travel abroad, meet incredible teenagers from all over, and find out for yourself what Israel is all about. This will be YOUR summer experience! Program Options: Ma'apilim - Italy/Israel, Shorashim - Morocco/Israel, Kedem - Poland/Israel, Sepharadim - Spain/Israel, Sviva - Environmental Program... and more! Email: email@example.com Phone: (212) 303-8014. http://www.youngjudaea.orgread less