What Does it Mean to be a Zionist, Leadership, & Activism Camp?

What Does it Mean to be a Zionist, Leadership, & Activism Camp?

What Does it Mean to be a Zionist Camp?

Our teens develop a deep and individual sense of connection to Israel and Zionism, through exploration of the ideals, realities and challenges of the Jewish state. Participants enjoy a flavor of Israel throughout the entire experience – deeply engaging with and exploring Israel’s culture, history, people, food and more. Tel Yehudah is proud to have a strong delegation of Israeli staff each summer, who help participants create a personal relationship to a multi-faceted Israel.

What Does it Mean to be a Leadership & Activism Camp?

Throughout all of our programs, our teens develop a deep commitment to social responsibility and social change, along with the necessary leadership and activism tools and skills. Along with learning about activism and leadership, all of our teens take on authentic leadership roles within camp to plan and lead activities for their own peers.

Our rising 11th-12th graders have the unique opportunity to participate in an intensive, leadership and activism experience that is truly the culmination of the TY experience:

  • Our Hadracha: Social Activism Institute, held during first session, allows teens to build their passion and skills for activism, while also having a lot of fun. During their four-day trip to Washington, D.C. participants gain insider access to government and congressional leaders to advocate for important issues confronting society and enlist their support to affect change in our world and they learn from leading advocacy organizations and experts in the field on many of the most important topics of our time. Hadracha participants also strengthen skills to be community leaders, increase understanding of political process and civic engagement, and become change agents to better our world.

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